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OldTownChief
01-21-2005, 05:42 PM
I need to go buy some blank DVD's. Is there any thinG I need to know about what type to buy for my CD-RW Combo Drive? The drive is a Memorex DVDRW 2.4x8AA-W

Saulbadguy
01-21-2005, 06:07 PM
Erm...i'm really not sure what drive that is. Is it a DVD-R or DVD+R?

Personally if its a 2.4x i'd buy a newer drive. They have 16x drives out now...

OldTownChief
01-21-2005, 06:17 PM
Erm...i'm really not sure what drive that is. Is it a DVD-R or DVD+R?

Personally if its a 2.4x i'd buy a newer drive. They have 16x drives out now...

It's a DVD+R/+RW and ya I know it's slow but it was cheap. I'm pretty new to this DVD burning stuff
, I got it new for $35 with 4 blank disks. I just don't know what kind of disk they were. I guess what I'm asking is, will any blank DVD disk work in this thing?

OldTownChief
01-21-2005, 06:19 PM
The invoice says it's a 2.4x8AA 24xDVD+R/+RW

Miles
01-21-2005, 06:40 PM
If you are looking to make movie backups then you will use either DVD + ir - R's. Id start with looking up what media type will work with your dvd player. Some of them wont read +R discs.
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers

And what then check which ones your burner likes:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdwriters

Miles
01-21-2005, 06:55 PM
Saul, Have you had any luck with cheap media?

Fried Meat Ball!
01-21-2005, 10:51 PM
Saul, Have you had any luck with cheap media?
Miles,

I've used TONS of cheap DVD's and they work fine -- I have one of the old Pioneer model DVD burners.

Here's a link to check out -- www.meritline.com -- with a company I've had luck with.

Saulbadguy
01-22-2005, 09:53 AM
I always buy name brand media. The cheaper stuff might work fine now, but they get scuffed and scratched much easier. I'd rather pay the extra few cents and get something made in Japan, and not China or Korea.

OldTownChief
01-22-2005, 08:19 PM
Thanks for the help fellas