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I just bought an Optiarc AD-5170 A. I just threw away a Plexstar 716A. The Plexstar lasted only about a year and a half with minimal use. What a POS. I bought it thinking it was a great drive. Oh well.

I bought some cheap NX2 dual layer media from Circuit City today to try out my new burner. I bought the DVD "Cars" and wanted to copy it for my wifes grandkids. I used DVDFAB to rip and Nero Recode to burn. I chose Recode intire DVD to DVD, imported ripped files and changed to DVD-9. Burned the movie. I lost the main menu that had all the extras I was trying to get for the kids. The movie played but with no main menu.

I used to use ImgBurn to make ISO files to attach to Daemon to run DVD2ONE. I only did this because DVDDecrypter had to die and I couldn't rip ISO images directly from the media. :(

To make a long story short I remembered this software and that I could create ISO images so I downloaded it and followed the great guides on this forum and burnt a great disc with all the goodies. The kids are happy and so am I.

Thanks

Chef

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Glad you had a good experience with it...I would be interested to see the graph data/scan from one of the NX2 discs though. Any way you could post up some screenshots?

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if they were made in china or hong kong, expect to see mkm mid codes

 

AML and UME make playo, nexxtech and dynex in china mostly using mitshubishi mid codes

 

expect a lot of variation in quality from batch to batch, these disks on sale are usually about a dollar apeice and not a very good deal then

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Did you not get the 2yrs Plextor warranty?

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Did you not get the 2yrs Plextor warranty?

I don't want to start a Plextor bash. I just had a bad experience with one of their drives. I'm sure it happens. I do believe I had a year warranty. What ever it was I checked and it had expired. I had a dead drive in my puter for awhile and used an external Sony. I just wanted a dual layer burner. The drive I bought was under the Sony name but was actually a Optiarc. Go figure.

I only bought the cheap media to check out the new burner so it wouldn't cost me a bundle to burn coasters. Which I did do the first burn with Nero.

 

The NX2 were made in Hong Kong. They appear to work fine but I really don't expect to purchase them again. I plan on purchasing Verbatim. Any suggestions?

What the heck happened to Ritek? I used their media for years without a problem but now I've read that they are no good.

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Ritek died when they produced the g05 discs! As for DL discs, verbs are the one and I am sure there are plenty of great deals on them if you hunt around

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ritek has been hit or miss the last couple of years, mostly miss

 

ricoh, their associate is working on 16x dl media if I am not mistaken, we all will probably welcome a turn around in quality for their products

 

if you watch for sales verbtim dl can be had for less than 2$ a disk and in the long run is much more cost effective

 

I got burned on 200 UME 8x dvd+r from hong kong with a Taiyo Yuden mid code, their web site cited they were buying the dye and stampers from japan, very impressive, only problem was the blanks were garbage

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I plan on purchasing Verbatim. Any suggestions?

 

Verbatim and nothing else. :)

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