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Title: fave cdr
Post by: waltmon on September 06, 2013, 01:51:14 PM
I used to burn Fuji exclusively...curious what peoples faves are...just had a bunch of bad burns with Memorex...
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: scb on September 06, 2013, 02:57:41 PM
people still listen to cds? :)
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: waltmon on September 06, 2013, 04:21:45 PM
I saw that coming...lol
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: flipp on September 06, 2013, 05:23:11 PM
people still listen to cds? :)

I still listen to cassettes in one of my cars  ;), the other at least has a cd player (no aux input though).

After my stash of Fuji's ran out, I've had the best luck with Sony CDRs but even they are becoming more difficult to find.
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: jbell on September 06, 2013, 06:26:11 PM
This is what I use

http://www.meritline.com/taiyo-yuden-cdr-52x-silver-thermal-lacquer-cdr80zz100sb-zm-blank-media---p-18204.aspx?source=fgmedia&gclid=CPq6yKXot7kCFepZ7AodCUcAvQ
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: H₂O on September 06, 2013, 07:04:59 PM
Tayo Yuden is the only way to go but I haven't listened to a CDR since 2005

Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on September 06, 2013, 09:01:12 PM
Tayo Yuden is the only way to go but I haven't listened to a CDR since 2005

Taiyo Yuden is/was the company that made the "Made in Japan" Fuji and Sony CDRs...  I don't think they do it anymore, I ahven't seen Japanese CDRs in a long time, at least in stores...

Terry
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: waltmon on September 06, 2013, 09:27:11 PM
We need to dicuss transfers Terry.
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: dnsacks on September 06, 2013, 09:32:50 PM
Since I now use cds exclusively for sharing music with my luddite buddies, I'm buying the cheapest taiwanese disks that have a finished top surface that I can find locally (a while back I had some issues with truly generic silver-topped cds, so I superstitiously steer away from those).  That way, I can painlessly take 'em back if I have a bad batch. The 100 disk spindle of windata brand I'm using now has been successfully burning at maximum speed in both my pc's combo cd/dvd/blue ray drive and my mac superdrive and I have'nt been advised of any skipping/etc.

The japanese taiyo yudens I purchased for shn/flac storage and stored on their spindles in the late 90s/early 2000s, (before hdd storage became affordable) etc. are still holding up quite nicely . . .
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: scb on September 06, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
I am in the process of moving and threw out all of my cds, dvds and dats last week.  It was a very weird feeling, but they were taking up so much space
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: jefflester on September 06, 2013, 10:39:45 PM
Still plenty of quality options (Taiyo Yuden, MAM-A - AKA Mistui) at American Digital:
http://www.american-digital.com/

I think it's cool that they still have a record of my orders all the way back to 2000 when I was buying DATs.
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on September 06, 2013, 10:51:18 PM
I threw out all of my dats last week.

This makes me sad...

Terry
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: twatts (that "Pants" thing is so lame...) on September 06, 2013, 10:51:31 PM
We need to dicuss transfers Terry.

I'm always here for you!

Terry
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: F.O.Bean on September 06, 2013, 10:54:06 PM
I exclusively use Verbatim CDRs/DVDRs! I dont want to jinx myself, but Ive had great luck with them ;)
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: voltronic on September 07, 2013, 10:18:27 AM
I buy Taiyo Yuden CDR and DVD-R from here - awesome prices on 100 packs.  Can't remember ever having a bad disc.  Look at "top sellers" on the right:
www.rima.com (http://www.rima.com)
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: 404 Not Found on September 07, 2013, 11:08:30 AM
Had at one time purchased Fuji's by the case load when I had a contact who worked for BASF/Fuji in N. NJ.  My favorite was the ceramic white faced BASF's That I would also get from BASF/Fuji direct, but they discontinued them. I would use these specifically to transfer my DAT's back in the day, of which had been deteriorating quite fast.  The days of D.I.C. Dat's (1996-97) and the intro of the Panasonic SV250...nightmare products! 

Worst CDR's I ever had and dumped due to errors would be HHB Gold and Maxell's.   

The only time I use CD's today are for the car, as I do not have an Aux jack. I have been seeing quite a few new radios these days that offer the SD and USB jacks.  The new Fiat 500L has the SD reader and Aux jack as a standard feature.

Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: voltronic on September 07, 2013, 11:29:44 AM
I buy Taiyo Yuden CDR and DVD-R from here - awesome prices on 100 packs.  Can't remember ever having a bad disc.  Look at "top sellers" on the right:
http://www.http://rima.com/ (http://taperssection.com/)

link fail

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Fixed, thanks.
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: dactylus on January 30, 2016, 04:37:11 PM
I buy Taiyo Yuden CDR and DVD-R from here - awesome prices on 100 packs.  Can't remember ever having a bad disc.  Look at "top sellers" on the right:
www.rima.com (http://www.rima.com)

Thanks for the Taiyo Yuden link!

Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: seethreepo on April 23, 2016, 12:12:16 PM
Thanks for the Rima link. 
ordered enough cdrs to keep me going till the end.  (of time, of me, of music as we know it. )
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: jagraham on April 24, 2016, 11:40:15 AM
You guys are still burning CDRs? For what purpose? Not trying to be a smart ass, I just don't see the purpose. The only thing I can think of would be for use in the car, but it seems a cheap FLAC player would be more cost and time effective. I moved over to HDs in 2009 and I felt I was a little late on that. I have a CDR archive in the basement I need to organize and search for rarities.
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: seethreepo on April 24, 2016, 12:49:21 PM
I still like cds for work and car playback, the two places I spend most of my time. Also all of my friends are technophobes so anything more advanced than a cd they have no clue.   
Title: Re: fave cdr
Post by: bombdiggity on June 13, 2017, 09:27:09 AM
Not sure why this was coming up as a recent unread topic but as with everything look to where things are manufactured. 

For CD's I always try to buy made in Taiwan though would prefer Japan.  Since I only make them for giveaway or car players I opt for inexpensive and conveniently bought. 

Just like hard drives, but there look for made in Thailand.  Those are getting harder and harder to find these days since the Chinese are taking production over...