What DVD's should I buy...

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  1. MUDFISH

    MUDFISH New Member

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    ... for burning movies/TV shows that I have downloaded, to watch on my home DVD player? I have a macbook (CD not C2D) with the MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-857...

    I know I should get DVD-R/RW, but can I do Dual Layer?

    What brands are best? I saw some at the Apple Store, are they better?

    I don't mind spending a little more to get the best, so what is the best? Or what works the best for you?
     
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    you can check if it can do dual layer by looking in your system profiler, then go to disc burning.

    i usually just get any brand, they are all made in the same place anyways ;)
     
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    Damn.. no DL...
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    my c2d macbook does +dl disks. to be honest, i have never burnt a dual layer disk in my whole life.

    i usually just shrink it down to 4.7gb and burn. DL disks are much more expensive compared to single layer. i've tried a whole bunch of different brands, currently i have generic dvd+rs from meritline.com. they are a little thick, so i have to tilt my macbook to eject them, other than that, they work just as good as expensive dvd+rs i've bought in the past
     
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    I usually just buy whatever is on sale for the cheapest. I have never had a problem with any brand that I can remember.
     
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    Check the CompUSA weekly ads. They usually have good name brand DVD media on sale in 100packs + and - R of the same brand.
    This week it's TDK for $24.99. I got some Memorex from them a few months back (same price), but I've seen them selling Sony brand the next week, followed by TDK. It might be a rotating thing for them.
     
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    I got some TDK's at Costco, 50 for like 15 or something like that. I've had no problems with them at all.
     
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    TDK's CDs and DVDS have lasted longer than other brands I've tried, and they play back on every device I've tried.
     
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    i know this isnt what you asked...but...

    look into getting a dvd player with a built in usb drive. amazingly simple and fast way to watch content.
     
  10. skolen

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    Something like 4 manufacturers make CD's and sell them to everyone else. So it really doesn't matter.

    I tend to buy the ones with the better writing surface. I hate being restricted to these tiny bars.
     
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    Huh, I never heard about those... thats a really good idea...
     

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