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Thread: Media: DVD-R for backups, not DVD+R.

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    Another important factor to keep in mind, as spartagek was beginning to touch on, is the actual MANUFACTURER of the DVD's, ie NOT always the name brand. Verbatims USUALLY get bulk discs from 1 primary manufacturer, but I have still had spindles of theirs that are not. Maxell's are usually manufactured by Ritek, which back in the day made the BEST discs in regards to dye thickness and reflectiveness. Imations are always from 1 single distributer as well, so if they work, stick with them.

    Brands like Sony, Fuji, TDK, Memorex...nearly every single shipment of theres are different, and it's an honest 50/50 gamble whether or not they will be wort two pieces of dung in a year. Most of these brands begin to oxidize and spit back cyclic redundancy errors in only a years time. I have Imation CD-rs however from 1999 that still read perfect.

    Anyway, just my two 'sense'.

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    is this true?
    so if u wanna if u use dvd+r it will damage your wii and if u use dvd-r it wont damage your wii?
    Quote Originally Posted by vador View Post
    The problem isn't that!!

    Even if you buy cheap dvd-r/dvd+r like princo or emtec, they will work flawless!! Because your wii laser is in a good condition but over time if you insist in using cheap dvd-r or any dvd+r (cheap or not) your laser will dead faster or starts do reject dvd, games not loading properly, freeze in play etc etc.

    So the problem is not the dvd+r reading at the moment but what it will do in a near future to your wii laser.

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    How the heck could it damage your laser?

    There is no physical contact. It doesn't have to 'work harder' to read it.

    No evidence. GTFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xp_12 View Post
    How the heck could it damage your laser?

    There is no physical contact. It doesn't have to 'work harder' to read it.

    No evidence. GTFO.
    I'd like to know this too, what's the science behind it?


    Has anyone burned with Fujifilm dvd-r, I have a bunch of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexeversden View Post
    is this true?
    so if u wanna if u use dvd+r it will damage your wii and if u use dvd-r it wont damage your wii?
    It doesn't damage the Wii's laser, but the DVD+R's Laser runs out faster. This is from my own prior experience on the matter and the many DVD+R bundles on my dad's desk right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RohitVerma View Post
    It doesn't damage the Wii's laser, but the DVD+R's Laser runs out faster. This is from my own prior experience on the matter and the many DVD+R bundles on my dad's desk right now.
    do you mean the dye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xp_12 View Post
    How the heck could it damage your laser?

    There is no physical contact. It doesn't have to 'work harder' to read it.

    No evidence. GTFO.
    If you see a laser working, he goes up down up down to focus for reading...!

    If the dvd is bad quality or is difficult to read, the laser will go up down more times than with a good dvd and that's why bad quality dvd blows up a laser and the motor of the laser!!

    See here how a dvd laser works: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/dvd6.htm

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    Interesting. I 'sort of' see how that could potentially wear down on that specific motor. Seems like it was designed to do this in the first place though, and if it were too far out of the margin of error of the spec, I would believe that it just wouldn't read it instead of damaging it. Usually the motor only moves the lens into place once though, and then stays in the same place. The website that you linked to doesn't really get into all of the mechanics. =/

    I use Verbatims anyways, they're pretty much the best. =]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xp_12 View Post
    Interesting.

    I use Verbatims anyways, they're pretty much the best. =]
    I am the same way, i have burned 12 games, just last night, all Verbatim DVD+R and i have not had a problem. They all load just fine.

    Before me soft modding i had to send in the my wii for read errors and that was with regular games. If is going to happen it will happen and that is it.

    I am sticking to DVD+R because of my Ps2 too. =) never had a problem with that too

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    I use verbatim +r's but I change the booktype to dvd-rom using imgburn to burn backups

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