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Old November 26th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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which brand of MiniDV is the best???

hey guys, i recently purchased an XL1, i hear you should run the same brand of MiniDV through it as often as possible. however i dont know which brand that may be. sooo what is a good process for starting over with a different brand. do i have to run a head cleaner through it? or a blank tape?

also which brand of MiniDV is the best. the distributor my company uses offers JVC MiniDV's. i get them for about $2.30 a pop. tho i guess overall they are pretty cheap. best to go with best quality.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #2
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I've always used Maxell. One thing to keep in mind is once you choose a brand and it works, stick with it. There's all this talk about wet/dry tapes and whatever, and you can avoid a lot of that mess if you just keep using one brand of tapes.

Also, try to avoid Sony tapes. I've never had much luck with them.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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Search the threads. There has been a lot of discussion on this over the years.

Almost as much as "which motor oil is best" on the automotive boards.
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