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Subject: [OM] Re: CDs, was Question on DVDs
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 09:08:43 -0400
Thanks for the link.  American Digital looks like a great source for blanks.

John Hermanson
Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
21 South Lane, Huntington, NY, 11743-4714,
631-424-2121, www.zuiko.com
Olympus OM Service since 1977
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R.Jackson" <jackson.robert.r@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 5:10 AM
Subject: [OM] Re: CDs, was Question on DVDs

> Back when I used a PC I used to use a really handy program called CD-R
> Identifier. It's still around. From its description:
> ***
> CD-R Identifier is a very handy tool which is able to read the ATIP (or
> Pre-Groove) from any CD-R. The ATIP is used to store important
> characteristics of the CD-R itself (like Nominal Capacity, Disc
> Manufacturer & Used Dye-type).
> Keep in mind that not all CD-Writers are able to read the ATIP. Most
> CD-Writers from HP, Mitsumi, Philips, Plextor, Sony & Yamaha are able.
> The Teac CD-R55S is not!
> ***
> In my limited experience, the only CD-Rs I've consistently heard to
> have tested very well are Taiyo Yudens. They are frequently branded as
> Imation or Sony or Philips, but unless you keep up on who's using what
> this week there's almost no way to know that you're always getting
> Taiyo Yuden blanks, so I just buy no-name Taiyo Yudens from American
> Digital.
> http://www.american-digital.com/prodsite/category.asp?c=93
> I see they're currently getting $20 for a spindle of 50. Now DVD media
> is another story, but everything I've read says that Taiyo Yuden is
> reliable so far with blank DVDs. I'm no expert; just offering up what
> I've heard, read and experienced. YMMV. BTW, I'm not affiliated with
> Taiyo Yuden or American Digital; I've just had good results with both.
> On Apr 18, 2005, at 1:35 AM, Jonas Otter wrote:
>> So then I learnt that there is no reliable way of finding out who made
>> a particular brand of CD or DVD (at least not the own-brand ones) and
>> whether it is good, OK or bad, except by getting hold of test results,
>> or testing them yourself.

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