June 25th, 2003, 04:51 PM
In regards to my recent post about my camera malfuntioning today- I may have to run the head cleaner and switch from Sony tapes to the highly recommended Panasonic MQ tapes.
I checked on B&H- is this them?:
June 25th, 2003, 05:15 PM
Unless you are in a major city, you will have to mail order them. I use the PQ series, as they are a little cheaper, but very good still. I pay about $3-$4 each when I buy 5.
June 25th, 2003, 05:17 PM
That's correct. Might want to check with DVInfo's sponsers (http://www.dvinfo.net/sponsors/index.php) for a cheaper price.
June 26th, 2003, 04:51 AM
yeah, the BH link is for the correct MQ tapes, but you can get a much better price from taperesources.com.
After buying a bunch of MQ's locally here in L.A. for over close to $8/each, I discovered taperesources, and bought another 20 MQ's for 5.86/each.
If you buy bulk over a certain amount, I think they might be even cheaper.
The official designation of the tapes is: AY-DVM63MQ.
I thought about using the PQ's, which are cheaper, but they're a "wet" formulation, so I stuck with the Panasonic-recommend MQ's, which are "dry" tapes, and supposedly easier on the heads, and not as prone to clogs.
July 9th, 2003, 12:12 PM
i recently purchased panasonic mq from edgewisemedia.com. their service is great and they definitely had the cheapest prices i could find on the net...slightly cheaper than B & H at 5.65/tape.
July 9th, 2003, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the input everyone- as, I've already recieved my order of 20 last week from TapeStockOnline.com. ($5.40 a tape)