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Mutley
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      03-10-2007
FYI.

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...a-warning.html

http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065

"It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
recordable DVDís with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVDís
are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
as DVDís supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
and New Zealand of these DVDís."
 
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Roger Johnstone
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      03-10-2007
In <(E-Mail Removed)> Mutley wrote:
> FYI.
>
> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...g-blank-media-
> warning.html
>
> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065
>
> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
> recordable DVD?s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD?s
> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
> as DVD?s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
> and New Zealand of these DVD?s."


Damned English!

I read that several several times trying to work out in what way the
press release was misleading. It finally clicked: (misleading blank
media) warning, not misleading (blank media warning).

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Fred Dagg
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      03-10-2007
On 10 Mar 2007 02:50:45 GMT, Roger Johnstone
<(E-Mail Removed)> exclaimed:

>In <(E-Mail Removed)> Mutley wrote:
>> FYI.
>>
>> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...g-blank-media-
>> warning.html
>>
>> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065
>>
>> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
>> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
>> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
>> recordable DVD?s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD?s
>> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
>> as DVD?s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
>> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
>> and New Zealand of these DVD?s."

>
>Damned English!
>
>I read that several several times trying to work out in what way the
>press release was misleading. It finally clicked: (misleading blank
>media) warning, not misleading (blank media warning).


Ha! You and me both...


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Richard
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      03-10-2007
Mutley wrote:
> FYI.
>
> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...a-warning.html
>
> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065
>
> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
> recordable DVDís with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVDís
> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
> as DVDís supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
> and New Zealand of these DVDís."


Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest
 
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Donchano
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      03-10-2007
On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:28:24 +1300, Mutley
<(E-Mail Removed)> magnanimously proffered:

>FYI.
>
>http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...a-warning.html
>
>http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065
>
>"It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
>that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
>and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
>recordable DVDís with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVDís
>are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
>as DVDís supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
>is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
>and New Zealand of these DVDís."


Around 10 years ago my anti-virus software picked up a virus (can't
remember which one, but a Trojan of some sort) on a new, blank
Verbatim double-sided floppy I'd just purchased in a sealed box from
Whitcoulls. No one could tell my how that could happen, but it
certainly made me feel good about my insistence on checking every
diskette that I used in those days.
 
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Ross
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      03-10-2007
On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:09:33 +1300, Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Mutley wrote:
>> FYI.
>>
>> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbati...a-warning.html
>>
>> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate...es.cfm?ID=1065
>>
>> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
>> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
>> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
>> recordable DVDís with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVDís
>> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
>> as DVDís supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
>> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
>> and New Zealand of these DVDís."

>
>Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
>used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest


16x DVD+R Verbatim Datalifeplus were the most reliable in a magazine
test last year. (about May)
 
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Chris Lim
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      03-10-2007
On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
> used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest


Really? I've been using their DVD-R's for a while now and have found
no problems. What sort of reliability issues have you come across?

 
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David Empson
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      03-10-2007
Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
> used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest


Their DataLife Plus CD-Rs are the most reliable ones I've used. Less
experience with other formats so I can't do a blanket "Verbatim is
great" comment. I've had compatibility and reliability issues with some
Sony and Imation CD-R media. Stayed well away from Princo and Memorex.

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Richard
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      03-10-2007
Chris Lim wrote:
> On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
>> used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest

>
> Really? I've been using their DVD-R's for a while now and have found
> no problems. What sort of reliability issues have you come across?


I burn and verify, and verbatim often fail.

I've had a good run with ones branded zero from PB.

Plus verbatim have the crappiest grayest ink jet surface and are not hub
printable.
 
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Chris Lim
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      03-10-2007
On Mar 10, 10:48 pm, Richard <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Plus verbatim have the crappiest grayest ink jet surface and are not hub
> printable.


The ones I use are hub-printable (e.g.
http://www.aquilatech.co.nz/productD...oduct=VER4917). The
surface is okay - I prefer the glossiness of brands like Ritek but the
Verbatim ones I have are definitely not 'grey'.

 
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