Christmas Shopping the geek way: Blank DVDsThursday, December 14th, 2006 at 5:17 pm
I just got some blank DVDs for my brother and I am amazed how much you money you pay in highstreet shops for low quality DVD-Rs.
Here’s some dirty secrets:
- The brand of the packaging is irrellevant, there are a lot less DVD-R producers out there than brands.
- There is a stunning web site that explains you all about quality and reliability of DVD-Rs at No more coasters
- according to this web site – and that has proved right for me in the past (having burnt about 500 DVDs since I got a writer) you need to make sure you know the real brand of the DVD-R which are:
1ST CLASS (A): PVC, MXL, TY/YUDEN, MCC/MKM, TDK/TTG/TTH, SONY
2ND CLASS (B): RICOHJPN, PRODISC, RITEK, FUJIFILM, OPTODISC, INFODISC
3RD CLASS (C): CMC, LEADDATA, DAXON, INFOMEDIA, MBI, MAM-E/A, PRINCO, ONID, GSC, PHILIPS
4TH CLASS (F): LONGTEN, YIJHAN, AN/ANWELL, AML, INFOSMART/ISO, VDS, UME, WFKA
As you normally won’t find a shop or online store that has this information, check out SVP who give this information for each of their DVD offers.
I am not at all affiliated with SVP, but they did save me a lot of money in the past and I don’t think you should pay a lot for consumables.