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    Us DVD Read Error 249

    I've just downgraded my Wii from 3.4U to 3.2U using this Guide HERE. I have starfall installed and I burn Warioland Shake it using imgburn at 2x. I put the disc in and run backuploader. After a few seconds, it gives me DVD Read Error 249. Now I have read that the recommended brand and type is Verbatim and -. I currently do not have any -'s or Verbatims on me, so I used Memorex +'s.

    I've read this thread here and here about 349. Now I read the first thread but did none of them because I was unsure if I should do it/know exactly what to do. Thread 2, I will try it when I get Verbatim -'s.

    If there's anything else I should do then all help is welcome. If it matters the name of the iso was [Wii]Wario Land Shake It![NTSC] Wiisos(compress).iso and is 4.37GB. Compress means scrubbed or no?

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    Hey LB56, Verbatim's should fix the problem, i have burnt 12 DVDs so far no error

    If it matters the name of the iso was [Wii]Wario Land Shake It![NTSC] Wiisos(compress).iso and is 4.37GB. Compress means scrubbed or no?
    It doesn't matter about the name of the ISO thats all good JUST MAKE SURE TO BURN AT 2X !!!!! i do 3X it works fine ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.t.h.k View Post
    Hey LB56, Verbatim's should fix the problem, i have burnt 12 DVDs so far no error



    It doesn't matter about the name of the ISO thats all good JUST MAKE SURE TO BURN AT 2X !!!!! i do 3X it works fine ...
    Okay thanks !!! I will get to buying them at a store or online. Yeah I made sure it said 2X lol. I hope this will work. I will post back when I do get a hold of some.

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    Verbatim dvd-r are on sale at best buy online right now. Only $12.99 for 50 discs

    Wish I had a credit card right now
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    I was going to order them at newegg but just saw that at Best Buy after I read the first reply. Will be even cheaper after I use this rewardzone cert .

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    lol

    Sweet! Feel free to buy me a couple
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    lol I just realize it said 249, I meant 349. Does the recommendation of getting Verbatim -R still apply??

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    I really hate these "Verbatim are the best!" "Just by Verbatim, you can't go wrong with them" Verbatim..... Verbatim ..... treads. Those comments are BS and misleading they no longer apply. It's like a F....NG epidemic that just wont go away. Verbatim got their good reputation from when they were made in Japan by TY(Taiyo Yuden). These were absolute superior quality discs. Although TY was not Verbatim original manufacture, MCC(Mitsubishi Chemical Corp) made in Taiwan was/is. MCC Verbatim were not as good as TY's but still were excellent quality. So what is the problem you say, well to cut cost Verbatim are now also manufactured by CMC Magnetics Taiwan/China. These are absolute garbage compared to TY or MCC. It's true that CMC Mag's have improved over the years, i mean they don't have over a 50% fail rate anymore, but still not the type of manufacture that should be putting the Verbatim name on their crap. So bottom line is unless those Verbatim's your buying are TY Japan, you are not 100% sure you are getting the best. And if you are buying then from a local store, the chances of them being TY's are ...... well lets just say you have a better chance of getting hit by lightning inside the store at the exact time that you are staring at the DVD spindle trying to figure out were their from. If you want good DVD's, don't worry so much about the brand, worry more about were their "made in".

    Best you can get are made in: Japan (if they are MCC then Singapore, Taiwan, and India)
    The Brands are: Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, Pioneer, Maxell, Sony, & TDK

    Second best are made in: Taiwan, India, Malaysia, & Japan(Ritek)
    The Brands are: same as above plus - Ritek, Prodisc, Optodisc(DVD-R)

    Crap brand (good for coasters) made in: Taiwan, USA, Europe, China, Hong Kong, & Korea
    The Brands are: most will be "house brands", Princo, Optodisc(DVD+R), Samsung, Must Tech

    This is definitely not a complete list, its just to give you an idea of how it works. Your best bet is obviously to stay away from the crap brand. This is not easy to do when it come to DVD's made in Taiwan, because as you can see they make everything from best to crap. The info you really need is the "MEDIA ID", you cant get this by just looking at the package, you need to read the DVD on the PC. The way i do it at a store is, I just stay away from Taiwan(last resort), if i see Japan i buy all that i can, India or Malaysia get the best priced one. But once you start looking you will notice more crap brad then anything else, or made in Taiwan. Now before you say, "Hey I got some crap brand and it works flawlessly in my Wii" True it could be working now, but they wont last as long, they scratch easier, have more bad burns, and stress out the laser on the Wii DVD drive which will make it burn out faster. Good way to test the DVD quality with the Wii is, listen to the drive reading a burned DVD compared to an Original. Smaller the difference the better. Good Luck. OK my rant is over, its 3:20am and im going to bead.

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    Okay. But the recommendation of getting new media brand and -'s is for 249? Or you guys knew that I meant 349?

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    FYI for all in England, i use Tesco home brand 10 for 50 discs only had 4 coasters in 150 burns using image burn at 4x

    Hope this helps you all

    Leon

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