Dual Layer DVD's

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  1. cmsurfer

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    What brands of DL media do you guys use if any?

    I burned my first DL disc last night and I'm pretty impressed (Sony DRU-800A). This is the first time that I have ever noticed how much quality gets lost when backing up to a single layer disc.

    Anyway, the disc played well in my standalone player, even though it seemed to take a few seconds longer to load and switch between menus.

    There seemed to be a small gap in the recording path at the end of the disc, but it still payed fine.

    Any recommendations on DL media?

    I bought a 3 pack of Memorex DVD+R DL from Staples. I heard Verbatim is good, but wasn't ready to pay $70 for a 30-pack at Sams Club and I haven't seen them anywhere else.
     
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    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    DL FTL

    I see no reason to buy dual layer at the present.
    Even if I have a movie that won't fit on one disc, I would rather get up and put the next one in, instead of paying exorbinant prices for DL media
     
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    Well I just happen to have a DL burner and figured I'd try it out...

    The media will eventually come down...

    I just bought a 3 pack of Verbatim online for ~$12, which isn't too bad.
     
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    Verbatim work just fine for me. Media is media as far as I'm concerned. Way back when, it used to make a big difference. But, knock-off Japanesey brands used to be completely subpar, now they're all practically the same.

    Unfortunately, I checked the Staples database at work and Staples has not had a "feature" sale on DL DVD's... ever. Maybe when the technology is a little less new, I suppose?
     
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    I found the Verbatim in a 3-pack for $12 from www.blank-cd-cdr.com. I got some Memorex from Staples just to try out a DL disc. I don't think Staples even sells Verbatim media.

    Ever since I got this burner, it had been very picky with the brand of media I use, so I figured I would ask what other brands are out there.
     
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    I never said they were cheap. I just bought a few to try out so when the DL prices come down I'll know what to get.

    Considering everywhere I go, 3-packs go for about $20, $12 seemed like a better deal to me.
     
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    every now and then Ill find a 3 pack of memorex at compusa on sale, picked upa 3 pack for 15. I only use DL for my 'back-up's" of certain movies, ie SW3. Other than that, if you dont have HD tv you wont notice much difference on compression, if you only do the main movies.
    The biggest complaint I have heard from HD user, is the black areas of the movie are splotchy
     

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