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the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: mrrockandroll ()
Date: March 24, 2007 12:30

Hi everyone; in the past months you guys gave me the opportunity to download some great Stones live video footage!! I've also been using the RocksOff Torrenttracker.
I've downloaded something like 25 full DVD's, and now I want to burn them on DVD-R format. I read some articles about DVD/CD ROT. It seems that if you use cheap DVD's, there will be no bits/bytes left after 10 years; they've rotten away. What's the best brand of CD-R/DVD-R you should use to back up important information (Stones footage, private photos etc), so it will be intact a long time??? I've read that the Asian brands (like Fuji etc) seem to be the best (?). I usually use Philips DVD-R and CD-R. Are these good or bad??? What brand can I use best?

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: mrrockandroll ()
Date: March 24, 2007 14:49

any advices?

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: March 24, 2007 15:09

Though question, because you get different opinions everywhere on the net.
read this german test [www.pcwelt.de]
and the first comment, referring to c't tests.
it's absolutely the opposite.
quite impossible to give accurate advice, imo.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: Bingo ()
Date: March 24, 2007 16:34

What I've been told is, it doesn't matter what brand you buy, but where it's made.

Try to buy CD/DVD's made in Japan. Like Fuji and Taiyo Yuden. You have to double check Fuji's, it seems like they moved a few plants to Taiwan, those are suppose to be inferior to the Japanese made.


Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: mrrockandroll ()
Date: March 24, 2007 17:05

Thank you for the advice, Bingo!! But why is it important where it is made??? What's the difference in that? Can you elaborate on that? Thank you!

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: mrrockandroll ()
Date: March 24, 2007 20:51

??

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: March 24, 2007 20:56

I got a suggestion:

Home taping kills music!
Buy original bootlegs !
Collect 'em All!

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Date: March 25, 2007 18:06

mrrockandroll Wrote:
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> Hi everyone; in the past months you guys gave me
> the opportunity to download some great Stones live
> video footage!! I've also been using the RocksOff
> Torrenttracker.
> I've downloaded something like 25 full DVD's, and
> now I want to burn them on DVD-R format. I read
> some articles about DVD/CD ROT. It seems that if
> you use cheap DVD's, there will be no bits/bytes
> left after 10 years; they've rotten away. What's
> the best brand of CD-R/DVD-R you should use to
> back up important information (Stones footage,
> private photos etc), so it will be intact a long
> time??? I've read that the Asian brands (like Fuji
> etc) seem to be the best (?). I usually use
> Philips DVD-R and CD-R. Are these good or bad???
> What brand can I use best?


Check this recent thread : [www.iorr.org]

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Date: March 25, 2007 18:15

Erik_Snow Wrote:
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> I got a suggestion:
>
> Home taping kills music!
> Buy original bootlegs !
> Collect 'em All!


I would love to buy only original discs but,most of the time,the prices are out of hand.I won't pay $80 for a two disc set of less than perfect sound quality unless I become filthy rich one day.$35 dollars seems like a more reasonable price.I do have a bunch of originals that I bought for around $50 but,the last one I bought was the Tokyo '06 Dog and Cat first version only to see it upgraded two weeks later.Since then it's been trading and torrenting.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: March 25, 2007 18:18

Theif in the Night Wrote:
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> Erik_Snow Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I got a suggestion:
> >
> > Home taping kills music!
> > Buy original bootlegs !
> > Collect 'em All!
>
>
> I would love to buy only original discs
> but,most of the time,the prices are out of hand.I
> won't pay $80 for a two disc set of less than
> perfect sound quality unless I become filthy rich
> one day.$35 dollars seems like a more reasonable
> price.I do have a bunch of originals that I bought
> for around $50 but,the last one I bought was the
> Tokyo '06 Dog and Cat first version only to see it
> upgraded two weeks later.Since then it's been
> trading and torrenting.


Well, it was meant as a joke, I thought it was obvious.
Of course copying bootlegs doesn't kill music, and you're not supporting the music business by buying bootlegs.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-03-25 18:19 by Erik_Snow.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Date: March 25, 2007 18:25

Bingo Wrote:
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> What I've been told is, it doesn't matter what
> brand you buy, but where it's made.
>
> Try to buy CD/DVD's made in Japan. Like Fuji and
> Taiyo Yuden. You have to double check Fuji's, it
> seems like they moved a few plants to Taiwan,
> those are suppose to be inferior to the Japanese
> made.


This is true but,gold discs (usually made in Colorado or France) are even better.The Japanese Fuji's,Microboards,and Maxell Pro Series cdr's are made by Taiyo Yuden.Taiyo Yuden are the best mid-priced discs but,for a little more you can get gold discs which last quite a long time,especially if they are handled properly.Upwards of 250 years for a gold cdr & around 100 years for gold dvdr's compared to anywhere from 5 years to 25 years for other cdr's and dvdr's..

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: March 25, 2007 19:08

So what company's make the best gold cdr's?

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: melillo ()
Date: March 25, 2007 22:05

fuji and memorex work just fine for me

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: adotulipson ()
Date: March 26, 2007 00:35

Fuji TDK Sony and Maxell are fine

Memorex Phillips JVC next choice

Printable ones are usually difficult to see who made them ,I just bought some Memorex but can't see their name on the actual dvds

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: stoneMe ()
Date: March 26, 2007 01:03

In 10 or 15years there proberbly have NO NEED FOR CD-R`s or DVD-R`s Due to some other Format??? So No Need to Worry about the Life of them?

Ever Danced with a One Legged Woman?

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Date: March 26, 2007 23:37

The mid-priced brands that you all are mentioning do work fine,for the most part unless you get a bad batch .... at first.The thing is that they (1) won't last as long as many people would like them to and (2) are scratched\scuffed more easily.

Those companies don't make their own discs (except for maybe TDK and/or Imation [3M],I'm not sure about them,they used to at least).The rest are all made in the same few factories in Taiwan or Japan and then labeled with different brands.As Bingo posted,the ones from Japan are better especially the ones manufactured by Taiyo Yuden.You can't just say Fuji's are great,it depends on which Fuji's you get.I have had spindles that would work fine and a handful that would not work at all,both with the same name on the label.The ones that gave me problems were from Taiwan.Generic discs are sometimes made in other places such as Indonesia.I did my homework on this when I first bought a cd recorder.

Why worry about the life span?I prefer a longer lasting disc because,I would prefer not to lose the contents of my discs down the road.You can't transfer lost data to a new format.Once it's damaged or lost - that's it.It's piece of mind and one less thing that I have to worry about/deal with.The only sensible alternative to gold discs right now is two external hard drives for your computer using one for insurance to back up WAV (etc.) files.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Date: March 26, 2007 23:46

The Sicilian Wrote:
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> So what company's make the best gold cdr's?

Earlier in this thread,I posted a link to another recent thread.That thread has links for gold cdr's and dvdr's.From what I gather,there is not much,if any difference between brands.E-Film/Delkin Devices has a line that claims extra "Scratch Armor" protection.They are all top notch quality.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: satisfaction2 ()
Date: March 27, 2007 00:11

Hallo All Around The WORLD,

NO CD (for ears)


ONLY

VINYL - VINYL - VINYL - VINYL

Gerhard
-Düsseldorf-



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2007-03-27 00:12 by satisfaction2.

Re: the best brand DVD-R to back up your Stones footage!????
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: March 27, 2007 04:56

satisfaction2 Wrote:
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> Hallo All Around The WORLD,
>
> NO CD (for ears)
>
>
> ONLY
>
> VINYL - VINYL - VINYL - VINYL

Vinyl is a dinosaur and I won't waste any investment in them. We live in a more compact technological world now. That is why film cameras are at the curb too. Its time to move on brother.



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