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Old June 25th, 2003, 05:51 PM   #1
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Panasonic MQ tapes the best? Where to get them?

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?:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh6/con...=239998&is=REG
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Old June 25th, 2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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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.
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Old June 25th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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That's correct. Might want to check with DVInfo's sponsers for a cheaper price.
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Old June 26th, 2003, 05:51 AM   #4
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Glen,

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.
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Old July 9th, 2003, 01:12 PM   #5
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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.
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Old July 9th, 2003, 03:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone- as, I've already recieved my order of 20 last week from TapeStockOnline.com. ($5.40 a tape)
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