What brand CD-Rs work with TERAPIN?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread
I got the Terapin VCD Recorder and it works GREAT. I love it. But I'm wondering what other brand of CD-Rs work with Terapin. I went out and bought a cheap 50-pack from CompUSA, but it doesn't work with Terapin. I could order them from Terapin too, but I'd like to have some choice. Has anyone with a Terapin found what else works?
-- Jerry (email@example.com), March 08, 2001
The last time I asked Terapin, the CDR must be CDR-audio discs which are more expensive and not readily available than regular CDR. You did check before you buy the recorder?
-- limhh (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2001.
The Terapin works GREAT. I am glad for you. Could you be kind to tell us the quality of the recorded video ? This is a really BIG question for all of us. If its quality is great, then a lot of us won't go thru the trouble to figure out how to make VCD only to end up with lousy quality ones.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
-- ktnwin (email@example.com), March 13, 2001.
I am getting excellent video CDR results with my Terapin using inexpensive TDK blanks that I buy at discount on a 50-disk spindle for less than $25 US per spindle. I use the blanks that are white on one side and allow you to mark on them with felt tips. There are cheaper TDK clear disks that I haven't tried.
If you are making audio recordings on the Terapin, even transfering old vinyl records, you are forced to buy the more expensive CDRs for audio which have been preformatted to indicate that a small royalty has been paid in advance. Quite a ripoff since the recording artists undoubtedly see none of this money. I am able to buy a spindle of 50 for around $30. TigerDirect.com sells the 80 min audio formatted ones in 25-disk spindles for $16.99 each.
-- Will Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2001.
Thanks for your response.
I had started to give up hope after experimenting with Sony, Memorex, and Prime.
I got a 10-pack of TDK today on your suggestion and tried it, and it works great! By the way, when I checked for the availability of TDK at Buy.com, they had a 50-pack for about $25.00 plus they had a $10 rebate ... making the price of a disk only about 30 cents.
To the previous question about the quality, the quality is EXCELLENT.
-- Jerry (email@example.com), March 26, 2001.
Does anyone know if the Terapin honors Macrovision on VHS tapes? Do Terapin VCDs play on standalone Pioneer DVD players? And finally, can the Terapin play VCDs recorded from other (non-Terapin) sources?
-- Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 03, 2001.
1) The Terapin overrides MacroVision. 2) Yes, the VCDs play on my Pioneer DVD 525 3) Yes, it will play any VCD.
Having said that, and having used the Terapin for a few months, I have to say that when it works, it works great. But, it seems to "konk out" after about 40 minutes of recording, and start to spit out white splotches every few seconds. When I e-mailed their Tech Support, they said turning the machine off and letting it cool down would help. But this is not satisfactory to me. I want to record at least up to an hour cleanly.
Now, I have been looking at another product from a Canadian site here;
a product called Adams VDR2000. It's about $650 US dollars (Note the website gives prices in Canadian dollars.) Has anybody tried this. I might give it a shot, and see if it can record for an hour cleanly.
-- Lester (email@example.com), May 08, 2001.