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Jason Dunn
03-27-2004, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dvd-recordable.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=76' target='_blank'>http://www.dvd-recordable.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=76</a><br /><br /></div>"Over the last 6 months or so I have noticed a deterioration in the quality of the Ritek DVD-R media that I have been using, and having received a lot of complaints after I originally praised them as being one of the best all round disc on the market, I decided that it was about time I voiced my opinion. I expect this problem has arisen with the fact that inferior brands have come onto the market at a reduced price and Ritek wanting to keep up with the sales has supplied their B, C, D, & E grade discs at competitive prices. These prices are tempting but represent a false economy when you realise that over 90% of these discs are likely to be rejects. I have examined some of these discs and I can clearly see the defects. I would put them down as 'C' grade or worse..."<br /><br />Very interesting article that underscores the concept of "you always get what you pay for"... 8O

Suhit Gupta
03-27-2004, 04:30 PM
90% rejects??? 8O That is crazy. And those shots of the bad disks are just plain scary. I can't believe a company is willing to put them label on a disk like that.


Jonathon Watkins
03-31-2004, 12:38 AM
:shocked!: That's awful! I'm glad I went with Verbatim disks. As you say - you get what you pay for. In 5 years time you won't remember what you paid for a disk - but you will remember if it turns out to be a duffer. :x