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chadbear
02-25-2003, 10:53 AM
I'm thinking of starting to extract to DVD since I can't seem to get it to SVCD. Can anyone tell me a good source of blanks? I don't think I'm going to want to pay $1.50/blank...

ID_MAn
02-25-2003, 11:23 AM
check SuperMediaStore

http://www.supermediastore.com

--ID_Man

FredThompson
02-25-2003, 01:29 PM
http://www.meritline.com

zabs
02-25-2003, 02:17 PM
I've had good luck with:
http://www.yesbuy.net/

Pr.Sinister
02-25-2003, 02:30 PM
I like :

http://www.shop4tech.com

-Pr.

Barrett
02-26-2003, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by Pr.Sinister
I like :

http://www.shop4tech.com

-Pr. I second this nomination, i have bought about 600 blanks from them in the last few months with no problems at all, great prices. I get the Leda discs.

captain_video
02-26-2003, 10:15 AM
I'd recommend getting a sampler pack of blank discs to see which ones give you the best results. I believe most of the vendors mentioned in the above posts have some sort of sampler with several discs of various brands that can be purchased at a reasonable cost. If you're just planning on using them for archiving movies or TV shows then quality is not all that critical. I use the Princo discs for movies (both DVD-R and -RW) and they work fine for that purpose. If you intend to use them for backing up Playstation 2 or X-box DVD games then you'll need high quality blanks like Verbatim or Pioneer. Cheap discs simply won't work for that purpose.

chadbear
02-26-2003, 10:43 AM
I don't have an xbox or a ps2. I'm archiving stuff and creating stuff.

newbie
02-26-2003, 11:01 AM
I've had god luck with www.rima.com and with
https://www.hypermicro.com/store/index.htm

The consensus seems to be that (for -R) Ritek is the best of the lower cost media.

Mishap64
02-27-2003, 11:14 AM
I use Rikek Silver/Purple 4.7s
Works great
http://www.meritline.com/rithigqualgo.html

captain_video
02-27-2003, 11:45 AM
I don't have an xbox or a ps2. I'm archiving stuff and creating stuff.

If that's the case, then most any general purpose DVD media should do fine. Check the links provided in the above posts and shop around for the best price.

chadbear
02-27-2003, 11:52 AM
Cool. I'm going to save most things to raw mpeg for now until I do grab a dvd burner, I think.