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Old August 15th, 2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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TDK DV Tape Quality and Problems

Could some one give me low down on the problems related to mini DV tapes produced by TDK?
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Old August 15th, 2003, 08:56 PM   #2
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I NEVER experienced any problems with TDK tapes
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Old August 15th, 2003, 09:56 PM   #3
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David, have you had problems with TDK miniDV tape?
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Old August 16th, 2003, 04:59 AM   #4
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I've posted on several occasions about severe dropout problems with TDK and Maxell tapes. Their cassette cases seem to be less rigid also.
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Old August 16th, 2003, 09:23 AM   #5
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I've never had problems but others apparently have. I was wondering how chronic this was and whether I sould be making a change.
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Old August 16th, 2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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Manufactures never really tell the end user when a tape formulation is changed. My experiences with TDK ended several years ago. I used to allow clients to supply their own tapes. Over a period of several years, I consistently had problems with both Maxell and TDK tapes. I was in the habit of cleaning heads between brands and it did not good. I wasn't experiencing head clogs, but rather, drop outs. I switched to suppling my own tapes and using Panasonic tapes. No problems since the switch.

But that was several years ago. If you aren't having problems now, I see no reason to switch.
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