Where to buy 8cm DVD-R/DVD+R GC-compatible discs these days

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Where to buy 8cm DVD-R/DVD+R GC-compatible discs these days

Post by liquitt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:05 pm

I just had a look at amazon.de and they're not selling any of the good discs anymore.
I remember that i always used Memorex DVD-R 8cm...can't find them anymore.

Post links to shops that sell good 8cm discs! (preferably the ones with the RITEKG04 mediacode of course)
Also, let us know about your experiences with different brands etc.
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Post by Burbruee » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:21 pm

http://se.wesellcd.dk/index.php?page=pr ... uct_id=288

Out of stock right now, might return?
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Post by liquitt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:54 pm

guys, i know where to buy 8cm DVD-R in general okay?
as you might remember...or not:
not every kind of blank disc is readable for the gc!!

so this thread was for the rare shops that still sell the good DVD-Rs...
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Post by gtmtnbiker » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:47 am

gtmtnbiker wrote:I've used these with good luck:

http://www.meritline.com/philips-4x-min ... 29947.aspx
Myself and some friends have had better luck with these than the Ritek G04 mini-dvds. They have better
dye that is compatible with the Gamecube and don't deteriorate over time.

The Media code is: CMC MAG AF1
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Post by emu_kidid » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:09 am

CMC MAG is rubbish, real Ritek has RitekG04 as the media Id.
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Post by kevstah2004 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:51 am

I've found the ones that state only 2x are crap and produce DRE's ie:TDK,
I've had no problems even with cheapass orange topped Advanced Media Limited aka AML as long as their 4x speed.
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Post by liquitt » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:01 am

the german supermarket LIDL used to have a cheapass brand that i can't remember the name of and they were awesome. they worked on my indigo cube without tweaking the poti (set to ~480ohms), i'm afraid they dont sell them anymore
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Post by yamaharacer » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:04 am

liquitt wrote:the german supermarket LIDL used to have a cheapass brand that i can't remember the name of and they were awesome. they worked on my indigo cube without tweaking the poti (set to ~480ohms), i'm afraid they dont sell them anymore

oktron riteg g05
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Post by liquitt » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:08 am

Oktron, that's it. Soooo good!
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Post by kevstah2004 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:49 am

What colour is the dye? the ones I problems with are the slightly darker purplish ones.
The AML ones are 4S014.
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Post by rs5001 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:59 pm

I use Tuffdisc 1.4GB 4x DVD-R Mediacode: CMC MAG. AF1
works perfect here (poti set to 450 ohms)

I bought it at matrixx-media.com but it seems that shop no longer exist.

You can still find a few shops which sell these discs if you look at google for
tuffdisc 8cm or tuffdisc 1.4gb
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Post by liquitt » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:11 pm

a CMC one that works perfect? wow, lucky you :/
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Post by doktor_krotch » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:03 am

I once had a batch of cmc media that worked. Only that batch. Full size though.
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Post by gtmtnbiker » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Not sure where the hatred for the CMC MAG AF1 comes from. I've bought 2 separate cake boxes that works great for me. Ditto for 2 friends of mine. Ritek also works well but I find the CMC MAG AF1 to have more stable dye.
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Post by andzlay » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:49 am

I got 3 boxes of platinum printable mini dvd-r. Earlier I bought some of them and they were ritek (which worked well) and the new I got are CMC MAG AF1. Last time I tried them they just booted up 1 of 10 times, but I have no laser tweak...
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Post by WoodyWoodpecker » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:30 pm

andzlay wrote:I got 3 boxes of platinum printable mini dvd-r. Earlier I bought some of them and they were ritek (which worked well) and the new I got are CMC MAG AF1. Last time I tried them they just booted up 1 of 10 times, but I have no laser tweak...
I only have one box, Platinum Mini DvD-R Printable, burnt them all with ImgBurn at 4x and all of them work. (SD-Media-Launcher + GCOS method). No laser tweak or anything else.
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Post by andzlay » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:09 pm

Which media code?
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Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:53 am

please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:17 am

i had problems ordering internationally....emailed them. if they ain't send them to europe...would anybody be so kind and order them for me and ship them here? they offer free shipping in the us anyway...
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Post by andzlay » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:59 pm

w00t nice! If there's some way to order there let's order together I also need some Ritek media :D
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Post by WoodyWoodpecker » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:02 pm

Just checked mine, they were CMC MAG. AF1. As I said, didn't have any problems at all with them.

http://cgi.ebay.de/10-Platinum-DVD-R-mi ... 5ad7af5e63 bought them on ebay (Germany)
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Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:04 pm

andzlay wrote:w00t nice! If there's some way to order there let's order together I also need some Ritek media :D
if i get an answer from them, i'll let you know!
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