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Windows 7: 24 X DVD Burner

19 Mar 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I'd definitely keep an eye on your bank records, especially if no drive appears.
That's no problem, because I'm a real bad record keeper, and have to keep a running tab on my account anyway. If I don't, I would really get lost, because the majority of bank transactions are PayPal, and they are coded in a fashion that is indecipherable, without cross checking the PayPal account to the bank account, and if not done soon, PayPal and my bank doesn't permit access online to very old records. I generally just look at the amounts and to whom paid.

I found it important to track in this fashion anyway, because I found one payment made to a company that I never heard of for a product that I never ordered, however PayPal had nothing to do with it. Somehow that scammer got my account info and just hit it for a nonauthorized payment. I had to close that account and open another, and the bank refunded the payment. Believe it or not, they did send me the item they claimed that I ordered, several months late, so I guess they were just covering their tails. I never bothered to return it to them, nor did I ever use it.


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19 Mar 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

I normally just use direct debit for online purchases which is helpful, as I'm also pretty bad at keeping records

I have a Pay Pal acc, but I've never used it so I wasn't aware they had coded transactions. Plus I tend to hear more about the 'downsides' to Pay Pal than the good, and so far it hasn't been worth the hassle to use.

But keeping an eye on the amounts is a good thing. So at least if Amazon do draw on your account, you'll have some form of record.

Who knows, you might even get 'lucky' twice and receive a free DVD burner... unlikely though
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19 Mar 2010   #13
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have heard tales about PayPal, but I have used them well over 200 times without a problem so far...knock on wood. It seems that most often when I hear something bad about them, it is from a seller that believes that PayPal defrauded them somehow, but I have never used it in that fashion, so that may be the difference.

I tend to like using PayPal, because it is easy to file a dispute, if there is a problem with a seller, and if the seller doesn't resolve a case, they may not be permitted to continue using PayPal, so that gives the buyer some leverage.

I guess that the bank may be able to resolve a dispute if needed, but not on as broad of a scale, and I don't think that the seller feels as much pressure as they do with PayPal. So, unless PayPal does me wrong, I'll stick with them.
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19 Mar 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not a believer in the slow burning is required philosophy. I think that the media as well as the particular burner in question has more to do with it than anything else.

My DVD burners at home/work are either Samsung, Lite-On or NEC.

My media of choice is Taiyo Yuden (which I typically order from rima.com or supermediastore.com) I pretty much buy the 8X media and my drives will recognize them as capable of 12X. 100 pack spindles usually run me around $22 when I buy them as I often buy spindles for people at work, etc.

I've burned with Roxio, CD Burner XP and now imgburn at full speed and have had less than 4 coasters in probably 400-500 discs burned. So, I typically burn full DVD's in about 8-9 minutes and don't have a need to verify.
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19 Mar 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm sure I'll get around to using my pay Pal account for something one day, but currently, I only order from a few select stores and already have an established direct deposit/debit with them, so there is no big time delay.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not a believer in the slow burning is required philosophy. I think that the media as well as the particular burner in question has more to do with it than anything else.

My DVD burners at home/work are either Samsung, Lite-On or NEC.

My media of choice is Taiyo Yuden (which I typically order from rima.com or supermediastore.com) I pretty much buy the 8X media and my drives will recognize them as capable of 12X. 100 pack spindles usually run me around $22 when I buy them as I often buy spindles for people at work, etc.

I've burned with Roxio, CD Burner XP and now imgburn at full speed and have had less than 4 coasters in probably 400-500 discs burned. So, I typically burn full DVD's in about 8-9 minutes and don't have a need to verify.
Ditto. Why burn at x2 when you can burn at x12/x16 ?

I've personally haven't had to verify a burn in eons.

The main reason I use the Sony Optical media is because it's a 1 min drive to the supermarket and with such a high succesful burn rate, I haven't felt the need to change.

Although if the supermarket ever stops stocking them, I'll be straight onto the Taiyo Yuden's.
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19 Mar 2010   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I'm sure I'll get around to using my pay Pal account for something one day, but currently, I only order from a few select stores and already have an established direct deposit/debit with them, so there is no big time delay.
There is no delay with PayPal, if you provide them with two sources of payment. In my case, I gave them my bank account info (a small secondary account that I only keep enough in to cover transactions), and then a Visa debit card, which draws on the same account. I told them what I was doing, but it didn't seem to bother them, so I now have instant payments.
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19 Mar 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not a believer in the slow burning is required philosophy. I think that the media as well as the particular burner in question has more to do with it than anything else.

My DVD burners at home/work are either Samsung, Lite-On or NEC.

My media of choice is Taiyo Yuden (which I typically order from rima.com or supermediastore.com) I pretty much buy the 8X media and my drives will recognize them as capable of 12X. 100 pack spindles usually run me around $22 when I buy them as I often buy spindles for people at work, etc.

I've burned with Roxio, CD Burner XP and now imgburn at full speed and have had less than 4 coasters in probably 400-500 discs burned. So, I typically burn full DVD's in about 8-9 minutes and don't have a need to verify.
This kind of goes back to my original question, because most of my media is 16x, and it would seem that a 24x burner would be more reliable burning at that speed than a 16x burner. If this is not so, I can't see the reason for the faster burners.
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19 Mar 2010   #18
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I think that I found the reason that my order disappeared, I found the same drive on Amazon, but now it is $5 more that I ordered for. I bet that they just unilaterally canceled my order, because they didn't want to sell at the price I was offered.

I've just about had it with Amazon, because I have had numerous problems with them, of different sorts. I was already limiting my use of their service because of this, but I think that this is the last straw.
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19 Mar 2010   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just received a shipping notice from Amazon, but it contained something that seemed odd to me:

Quote:
We thought you'd like to know that we shipped your items, and that this
completes your order. Your order is being shipped and cannot be changed
by you or by our customer service department.
I don't recall ever seeing phrasing of this kind before. Why would they make such a statement? If the drive arrives as expected in new condition as advertised, and they only charge the agreed price, there shouldn't be a need to change anything at this point.

EDIT: I'm wrong. I went back through my email archive, and some of their other notifications were worded in this fashion also. I still leaves me wondering why there is no record of it in my account?
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19 Mar 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
This kind of goes back to my original question, because most of my media is 16x, and it would seem that a 24x burner would be more reliable burning at that speed than a 16x burner. If this is not so, I can't see the reason for the faster burners.
I just realized that I didn't actually comment on your original question

I too don't see the reason for these faster and faster burners either since there isn't media to support them. But like anything else, consumers often gobble up the technology without really thinking through what it means.
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