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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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Best Lightscribe DVDs

Hi all,

I am looking to get some Lightscribe DVDs to see for myself if I like the printing. I am currently using the TY DVDs and a Sony DVD drive. They work great I use 1.5 min, 4 target and 7Mb as the Max and they have been coming out fawlessly. They do not make lightscribe DVDs. I read that Microboards DVDs were probably the best. What do you guys think?


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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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In theory I thought Lightscribe was a good idea... but the time it takes to actually print the disk is way too long. My writer was taking 20 or so minutes. I bought an Epson printer that has CD/DVD support and was much happier.

Just my 2 cents :)
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Old June 8th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Sadly, I think the answer is "there's no such thing." In addition to being slow, the composition of a DVD v. a CD gives the lightscribe DVDs a much paler appearance.

I loved the idea when it first came out, and jumped into an HP unit that eventually stopped working when one of the multiple software packages it used was updated. I even tried again with an external Lacie unit on the mac, but that was problematic too, mainly because of crummy software.

Hate to be such a negative nancy, but there's just not much to like in the lightscribe universe.
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Old June 8th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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Lighscribe DVDs

Yes, I have read a lot about the subject. And most don't like it. But, DVDs (Single layer) are pretty cheep these days so since I have a SATA Sony DVD drive I want to buy a few and try it my self. I use TY DVDs now but they do not make Lightscribe DVDs.

I am pretty sure I am going to get a CD/DVD only printer. See my other thread.

BTW: I have found a setting of 1.5 Min, 4 target and 7Max works the best or me. I tried a Max setting of 8MB and that gave me problems. Starts and stops playing the DVD.

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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:15 AM   #5
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Verbatim usually makes the best stuff. Think Best Buy has em.

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Old June 10th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #6
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Verbatim does make pretty good disks. Newegg has pretty good prices on Verbatim products.

Regular blank single layer DVDs are indeed getting very inexpensive, but Lightscribe disks carry a considerable premium. You might want to consider inkjet printable disks instead.
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