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1200mk
03-24-2005, 11:28 PM
When i was using some cheap GQ cdrs the mp3s wouldnt read right, i switched to TDK and now it works perfectly.

Black_Jesus
03-24-2005, 11:35 PM
i use the cheapest i can find. its mostly the burner that counts these days when it comes to cdr's... their technology is about as far as its goin

noob with an RS
03-25-2005, 12:03 AM
When i was using some cheap GQ cdrs the mp3s wouldnt read right, i switched to TDK and now it works perfectly.
hey what kind of head unit do u have?? i have an alpine 7995 and have used cheap CDr's and have always had skipping problems. have u used memorex? i thought memorex would not skip but it did.. so that discouraged me from trying other brands. maybe i should try a spindle of TDK's.. i got a 50 pacc of PERI cdr's and have no use for them.. =0/

jellyfish420
03-25-2005, 12:12 AM
hey what kind of head unit do u have?? i have an alpine 7995 and have used cheap CDr's and have always had skipping problems. have u used memorex? i thought memorex would not skip but it did.. so that discouraged me from trying other brands. maybe i should try a spindle of TDK's.. i got a 50 pacc of PERI cdr's and have no use for them.. =0/
i'll give you $5 for them;)
never got a cd-r that hasn't played yet.

psycho72
03-25-2005, 12:23 AM
CD's all come out of 8 different factories over the US who sell to all the different companies who then brand them. You can use neros disk tool to look up the info on the disk. The best of all CD's are Mitsumi Gold Archeival but they are super expensive, second best are Taiyo-Yuden Silver (both CD's & DVD's) which are much more economically priced.

1200mk
03-25-2005, 12:28 AM
hey what kind of head unit do u have?? i have an alpine 7995 and have used cheap CDr's and have always had skipping problems. have u used memorex? i thought memorex would not skip but it did.. so that discouraged me from trying other brands. maybe i should try a spindle of TDK's.. i got a 50 pacc of PERI cdr's and have no use for them.. =0/
i have a alpine 9833

iamamp3pimp
03-25-2005, 12:40 AM
CD's all come out of 8 different factories over the US who sell to all the different companies who then brand them. You can use neros disk tool to look up the info on the disk. The best of all CD's are Mitsumi Gold Archeival but they are super expensive, second best are Taiyo-Yuden Silver (both CD's & DVD's) which are much more economically priced.


ritek is my favorite for dvds, it was funny once because i used that cdr tool on some great quality cdr's and 3 came from 3 different places.

psycho72
03-25-2005, 12:51 AM
ritek is my favorite for dvds, it was funny once because i used that cdr tool on some great quality cdr's and 3 came from 3 different places.

Ritek are good but, I think it is the green ones that **** ***. Actually the colors are what show you what they are made of and what determines how good or crappy they can possibly be but I can't remember what colors are the best other than Gold and Silver and which ones are crap.

flakko
03-25-2005, 01:38 AM
When i was using some cheap GQ cdrs the mp3s wouldnt read right, i switched to TDK and now it works perfectly.


i know haha its kinda ironic those GQ (Great Quality) CDRs arent great quality. AT&T, and those labelless cd's ****.

I like to use, fujifilm, TDK, Maxwell, and yea...

Twocool4u1
03-25-2005, 02:22 AM
take more time in burning your cd's and they will probably play better. for example don't always try to burn it hte fastest. try a slower setting. it burns better. i'm not sure all the mechanics like if it burns deeper or whatever. but i know it burns better.

JimJ
03-25-2005, 03:38 AM
Slower write speed = less chance for buffering or other errors to be introduced...I usually burn at 8x or slower.

DoubleR
03-25-2005, 03:39 AM
I like to use verbatim they work all the time!!

liar2
03-25-2005, 04:00 AM
Actually, companies have only gone cheaper on making their CDs. Back in the day, they used discs with a really dark dye. Those CDs were much better than what they sell today. But since I don't really burn too many CDs anymore, I just go with whatever I can get the most of for the cheapest price. But with DVDs, I'll stick with Ritek with the G04 or G05 dye.

1200mk
03-25-2005, 04:00 PM
i have a 8x max burner.

g30ffr3y
03-25-2005, 04:02 PM
my burner is also fvcking slow...

i need a g5.

jellyfish420
03-26-2005, 01:15 AM
i always burn at 4x, i have a 48x burner...it just turns out better slower:)

what about the 'black' disks? are they any better?

JoseMCeee
03-26-2005, 01:27 AM
same stuff i gess. Ive noticed that black discs cost more and are not as good tho. They scratch hella easy and the cd player wont read them as well.

psycho72
03-26-2005, 01:33 AM
When I mentioned color I am refering to the hue of the film not the color of the plastic. A CD is basically a sandwich of two plastic pieces of bread and the film media meat section. That film is usually silver with a tint of color from the dye that is used. I can't remember which dyes/colors are better and buying popular brand or rebranded stuff puts you at the mercy of the company and the stock holders whims which may be buy the cheapest crap possible and slap our name on it because this has been a crappy quarter.

So the bottom line is get better media. Stop being cheap *** bastards and maybe burn a little slower, like say 32x but don't bother going lower than that as it is just a waste of time and I don't know about you but from a time media cost stand point it makes much more sense for me to spend the extra on the taiyo yuden than waste 2 hours to burn one lousey CD.

Decipha
03-26-2005, 01:42 AM
I have a sony DVD RW+ that burns at 40x max and i burn at full speed and haven't had a CD skip on me yet. If you have an 8x max burner maybe you should invest in new burners.


I use memorex cdr's - 100/$30 walmart.

jellyfish420
03-26-2005, 10:07 AM
it makes much more sense for me to spend the extra on the taiyo yuden than waste 2 hours to burn one lousey CD.

even if you burned at 1X then an 80min cd would never take 2 hours to burn...only
1hour & 20 min;)


i'm just messin w/ you:laugh:
but really sometimes when i burn @ 40x it will introduce a little bit of white noise, usually toward the end of the cd (last 3-4 songs) maybe its just the burner.
(D@MN my luck i got a junk brand new camcorder & dvd burner):furious:

Thecontender
03-26-2005, 12:57 PM
memorex from walmart x2 only skipped one song on a cd... that may be due to a scratch.

Black_Jesus
03-27-2005, 01:24 AM
$13 for 100 pack cdr's, my liteon 52x eats those bitcz up like nothn. only time i have errors is when the program itself flakes out. and i always burn at full speed. i didnt buy a 52x burner to burn at 8 16 32 or 48x :)