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    People's experience with non Verbatim burned games

    Hey, just wondering what levels of success people have had with non-verbatim burned games? I have memorex Printable DVD-R 4.7GB 16X disks, will these work with a (softmodded custom ios'd) Wii?

    Imation recently acquired memorex, if that helps. Can you use Imation burned DVD-Rs?
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    I have personally used Memorex DVD-Rs once with success but they are on the bottom end of the DVD spectrum. They are cheap and readily available around me though. Out of the 25 pack I bought maybe 2 ended up as coasters. I know I'm probably going to get flamed for this seeing as how they are the most recommended disc on the site but Verbatim are absolute crap IMO. They are the bottom of the DVD spectrum! Out of a 100 pack I had about a 15% failure rate. I personally prefer and mainly use Sony unless in a pinch. They may cost a little bit more but they are well worth it. I have honestly never had a Sony disc fail on me. I don't believe that there is a best disc to burn on for a certain device. I believe there are just better quality discs. Now everyone please don't flame me...It's all a matter of personal opinion and experience.
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    Never had a verbatim fail, maybe it's a drive/disk thing

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    Verbatim is the obvious choice. I have used sony also and had a great success ratio. I got lucky and found verbatim 50 packs at big lots on clearance for $9 so I stocked up. I never burn for myself anymore, but for the occaisional game or 2 to test friend's Wiis after modding. NEVER fail so far.
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    i use asda's own dvd- every 1 has worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyzerotwo View Post
    Never had a verbatim fail, maybe it's a drive/disk thing

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    Well...I do have a Sony drive so maybe it prefers it's own brand of discs. I wouldn't put it past them. lol

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    My office got a WII, and most of the dics they use are actually sony.

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    Your post is quite (unintentionally) funny, shen

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    hmm, have any of you done any research on DVD blank media? Just about any DVD media will work, except for the really junky media that will not even accept a burn. But the question is not which media will work, but should be WHY should I use Verbatim?.

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    Memorex, Imation, etc all tend to be "junk" media (most often CMC MAG mediacode, a real piece of crap). The quality brands to use are Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, or if you could source Ritek G05 mediacode (not all Ritek are G05, most aren't in fact).

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