DVD-R Choice

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  1. mcjones92
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    After buying memorex and finding out that they suck, I need to buy new DVDs. I have searched but haven't found out much about phillips. They are the next cheapest and I was going to buy them. Are they reliable? I know that Verbatim is better, you don't need to tell me.
     
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    From personal experience, the absolute best for me are Fujifilm DVDs. I've never gotten an error during gameplay, and all my burns work like a charm.
     
  3. inkdragon

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    TDK is apparently very good, however I personally use Memorex (DVD+R, Lowest Speed, in Nero 8) I haven't had any problems when playing burned wii games.
     
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    I have been using TDK DVD-R. I burn @ 4x.
     
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    Verbatim DVD-R
     
  6. dwii

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    ^lol.

    that's the exact spindle i have, only worth buying when they're on sale at BB (or wherever else sells them), i got that 50pack for less than 15 bucks.

    pretty good, but again i think almost any decent brand will suffice for the wii.
     
  7. blitzer320

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    i use hp dvd-r and haven't had any errors whatsoever
     
  8. feidhlim1986

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    I've used Verbatim DVD-R and TDK DVD-R. No problems with either. TDK were cheaper too.
     
  9. Cmurda187

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    I use either sony -r or verbatim-r which ever is cheaper. I usually buy my dvd's from Sam's Club, Went there today and got 100 pk verbatim dvd -r for about $26.00. Cheap to me! [​IMG]
     
  10. ploggy

    ploggy WAKA! WAKA!

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    I use poundland dvd-r cheap but effective [​IMG]
     
  11. OmegaII

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    All I can say is that the Wii is verry picky...

    http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/Wii_DVD_compatibility_list

    Myself I've tried Platinum DVD+R, but since they just buy their discs from any brand, they are verry unreliyable. And you just have to be lucky with the mediacode ( defines the producer ).
    Also don't go and think that any DVD-R will work, I hoped it would be that way, but sadly NO !

    I bought Maxell en TDK DVD-R, and only TDK, with mediacode MBI 01RG40, works. Maxell, with mediacode RITEKF1, doesn't work one bit... the funny part is that they are the one's with the most succes in the compatibility list, just from other brands.
     
  12. Rfire

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    Taiyo Yuden 8x or Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x

    DVD+R is best in my experience, set the booktype to -ROM though.
     
  13. dagreenone

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    I've never had a dvd that the wii won't take.

    I have used:
    DVD-R branded by HP
    DVD+R branded by CompUsa (booktyped of course)
    DVD+R from dollartree (booktyped of course)

    The only trick is to burn at a slow speed such as 3x/6x.
     
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    I second this...

    I got TDK DVD-R 50 spindle for $33
    burned around 30 backups, not one coaster, not one disk read error/game error....

    AWESOME
     
  15. mcj

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    Are you kidding? Another topic for this? Do you not know how to search?
     
  16. mcjones92
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    What do you mean booktyped? Does anyone know? That may be why my DVDs aren't working.