Best and Worst DVD Media

BEST DVD-R discs
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Disc trade name (ID) Burns within standards with… / comments

1. Maxell DVD-R 1-4x (TYG01) All except Sony DRU-530 / superior quality / good jitter
2. 3A Media 8x (3A0801) All except LiteOn 811S & Sony DRU-530 / superior quality / ok jitter
3. Traxdata DVD-R (RitekG04) All except LiteOn 811s & Sony DRU-530 / good quality / very good jitter

WORST DVD-R discs
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Disc trade name (ID) Burns within standards with… / comments

– Bulkpaq DVD-R 4x (prodiscS03) LG-4801 / horrible jitter
– Sky DVD-R 1x-4x (VDSPMSAB01) Plextor PX-708A / jitter very variable
– DataWrite DVD-R 4X (AN32) LG / NEC / PLextor (barely) / POFs on all drives / jitter variable

BEST DVD+R discs
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Disc trade name (ID) Burns within standards with… / comments

– 3A Media DVD+R 1-4x (POMSC001) All sans Sony / excellent quality / jitter within specs (sans LG / Sony)
– Fujifilm DVD+R 4x (RicohJPNR01) All sans LiteOn / very good quality / jitter variable
– Platinum DVD+R (Ritek R02) ALL! / excellent quality / jitter mostly within specs (sans LG, LiteOn & Sony)
– Verbatim DVD+R 1-4x (MCC002) All sans LiteOn / superior quality / jitter within specs (sans LiteOn, Pioneer & Sony)


WORST DVD+R discs
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Disc trade name (ID) Burns within standards with… / comments

– Verbatim DVD+RAdv.Azo8x(MCC003) BenQ, LG, Nec / good quality / too high jitter on all drives NOTE! This disc was burned at 8X by most drives. Other discs were burned at 2x or 4x
– Philips DVD+R 4X (CMC MAG F01) All sans LiteOn, Pioneer & sony / otherwise very good quality / jitter bit too high
– Mmore DVD+R (MBIPG101R03) All sans LiteOn, Plextor & Sony / otherwise very good quality jitter too high

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