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Sky DVD-R 4.7GB AN31........ 4x Plays on 20 DVD Players
Plays not on 1 DVD Players
Burn Reliability is Mixed
DVD Reliability is Good
PC Reliability is Mixed
Console Reliability is Mixed
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Complete Media Code (DVDInfoPro/DVDIdentifier):
00 42 00 00 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 87 0E 15 .B...@....R.....
98 9A 90 00 03 41 4E 33 31 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 .....AN31.......
00 00 00 00 05 CC C0 00 00 00 01 00 06 0B 10 11 ................


Media color and text:
Silver None

UPC/EAN Code:
No


17 user comments

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Comments posted by StinkeyMonkey from United States, April 29, 2004:
I bought a 50 pack of Sky from yesbuy.net and when I received them and took off the shrink wrap, I was surprised to find that over 2/3 of the blanks looked like my kids had run through them. There were marks all over the silver top but luckily no scratches underneath. I decided to give them a try. My burner would only recognize a few of these that I got.

I will never get these again, very crappy! I have been burning dvd's for a year and cd's for a few years and this is the worst media I have come across.


Additional information:

Burnt with Toshiba SD-R5112 at 1x
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Clear.
Media package type is Shrink Wrapped. Number of discs 50.
Authoring/Burning comments:
I used CloneDVD.




 
Comments posted by golem from United States, April 19, 2004:
These disks comprised my third order from YesBuy.com. My first purchase from them was a 50pc spindal of Princo 1x which worked fine with 1031 firmware. After upgrading firmware to x032 I also upgraded my next DVD-R purchase to SKY 2x (MXL RG01) and was pleantly surprised with flawless 2x burns and good compatability with all players other than an APEX AD-1201. Because of this I decided to duplicate my purchase with another 100pc SKY 2x. Well, YesBuy.com decided to provide me with SKY 4x (AN31). With this I lost all ability to burn 2x using my Toshiba SD-R5002. In an attempt to get beyond the 1x I upgraded yet again the firmware to x033 but gained nothing. I also upgraded to Nero6Ultra. Although this Nero upgrade did not yeild a burn speed greater than 1x I did get an improvement in playback compatability. I can now play these disks in the Apex!


Additional information:

Price: $0.6 Purchased from: www.yesbuy.com Date purchased: February 2004
Burnt with Toshiba SD-R5002 at 1x using firmware x033.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is DVD-R 4.7Gb 4x AN31.
Media package type is Shrink Wrapped. Number of discs 100.
Media UPC/EAN code is N/A.
Authoring/Burning comments:
VurtualDub, DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, CCE 2.50, Spruce UP, -> Nero6Ultra <- markedly improved burned movie disk/player compatability.
Works fine on Apex AD-1201
Works fine on Cyberhome CH-DVD 500




 
Comments posted by Jeff Hughes from United States, February 11, 2004:
I buy 50/100 packs of these from YesBuy monthly. If you buy 2x disks they still ship these, saves $5. I get a couple coasters every once in awhile but are usually hard locks with something else as the cause. My last bundle had some the Pioneer wouldn't even recognize. Otherwise I am very happy with these considering the price. Plays in all 4 of my players.


Additional information:

Price: $0.6 Purchased from: yesbuy.net Date purchased: January 2004
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x using firmware 1.33.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is none.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVDDecrptor, DVD X Copy, X Copy Xpress, Nero 5.5.10.x
Works fine on Apex AD-1000
Works fine on Apex PD-650
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-A120
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-F85




 
Comments posted by Kevin from United States, January 25, 2004:
Horrible, Horrible, Horrible. Bought a 50 pack from yesbuy and have used 8 so far. I only burned at 1x since these are very cheap disks and had no problems with the burning. After burning, every single disk so far has a couple of unreadble sectors in about the same area. Drivespeed shows very erratic read speeds after about 3.2 gigs. Stay away from these things if at all possible.


Additional information:

Purchased from: yesbuy.com Date purchased: January 2004
Burnt with Toshiba SD-R5112 at 1x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is none.
Authoring/Burning comments:
dvdshrink and nero6




 
Comments posted by ckdexterhn1 from Sweden, January 21, 2004:
Starts to burn at 4X but then changes and finalizes at 2X. Final DVD plays fine, no problems.


Additional information:

Price: $0.5 Purchased from: www.yesbut.net Date purchased: January 2004
Burnt with Sony DRU-510A at 4x using firmware 1.0d.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Console reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is IFPI GZ04 DVD-R 4.7 Gb 3O083.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Authored with TMPGEnc DVD Author & burned with RecordNow Max
Works fine on Pioneer DV-505
Works fine on Sony Playstation 2




 
Comments posted by hyiu from Other, November 03, 2003:
I have ordered twice from yesbuy.net...
first batch is small qty to try out...
everything went smoothly... (can burn at 4x speed)

but then my next order is like 500 in qty... turns out 200 of them is bad !!! >:-I

it seems like they have no appearent defect... but they all share the same "serial #" or "batch #"......

will talk to yesbuy.net and see if I can return them....

will let everyone knows how it comes out....

I'll probably try princo since it seems like rating is better....

(when disc is bad... it can still burn without pblms... but after burning, it cannot be read....)


Additional information:

Purchased from: yesbuy.net Date purchased: October 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-104 / DVR-A04 at 4x
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Mixed.
DVD reliability is Mixed.
Console reliability is Mixed.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is na.




 
Comments posted by Mike from Other, October 19, 2003:
I am using Windows 2000 Professional and Nero ver 5.5.10.50 with a Sony DRU500a drive and I have been buying and using several brands of cheap 4x -R media SKY being one of them. I was never able to burn faster than 2x until I read the posts in this and another forum. I had flashed my firmware to 2.0f but had not followed the correct procedure.

I did not know you had to disable the DMA transfer mode when I flashed my Sony DRU500a to version 2.0f. I read this in another forum where they were talking about Windows XP, but it also worked for Windows 2000. Here is how you do it: Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers -> right click on the Primary IDE Channel -> choose "Properties" the "Advanced Settings" tab
and change transfer mode to "PIO only" for both device 0 and 1. Do the same for the Secondary IDE Channel. You will then have to reboot. Be sure to disable any packet writing software before flashing, I removed the software. After flashing the firmware to the latest version, presently 2.0g you will need to go back and change all of these setting back to "DMA if available".

After flashing I could still not write faster than 2x with -R media, so I tried the following:

After flashing my firmware to 2.0g I went back into: Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Performance Options -> Applications -> Virtual Memory -> Applications -> change, and set my Page file sizing for all my drives from the windows default to 3000 meg minimum and 4000 meg maximum (3 gig and 4 gig). After making this change I have been able to burn all 4x -R media at 4x. I can burn a full movie (4.5 gig) from my harddrive to a disc in right at 15 minutes! This is the same media that had taken 30+ minutes previously. Media I had bought online at 50 pieces for $38 including shipping! Cheap!

After spending my $100 dollars for DVD XCopy Gold, a pair of good programs, I got an E-mail from PC World about DVD Shrink v2.3. A free program that is excellent for ripping DVD's for recording to a DVD disc. Now I use this FREE program exclusively, it allows you to rip a copy of a movie to your harddrive, allowing re-authoring so it can fit on a single DVD, and then make as many backups as you feel comfortable with (with all of my kids and there friends I seem to loose about a DVD a week getting broke or damaged!)

Nato


Additional information:

Price: $0.8 Purchased from: Online
Burnt with Sony DRU-500AX at 4x using firmware 2.0g.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is 4X AN31.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero ver 5.5.10.50
Works fine on Denon DVM1800




 
Comments posted by JB_1010 from Other, October 05, 2003:
Sold as 4X, but can only do 2X, however the combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW I have will not read the DVD-Movie but the sony will.


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: http://www.mainlymedia.co.uk/
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 2x using firmware 1.07v3.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is 4X DVD-R 4.7GB.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Nero 5.5.10.42 / ULead DVD MovieFactory
Works fine on Sony DVP-S336




 
Comments posted by Alex_ii from Other, September 17, 2003:
Sold as 4X, will not burn above 2X (only with firmware 1.07, with 1.05 it's not work), all burns worthless.Really garbage media.




Additional information:

Price: $1.6 Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 2x using firmware 1.07v2.
Burning reliability is Mixed.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is None.
Authoring/Burning comments:
TMPGEnc DVD Autor and Nero 6.0.0.15
Does not work on BBK DVD-DV916




 
Comments posted by Bob from Other, September 14, 2003:
No problems with burn and playback and that's burning the whole disc. Cheap media for 4x burning at least with my pioneer 106


Additional information:

Burnt with Pioneer DVR-106 / DVR-A06 at 5x using firmware 1.06.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is nothing.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVDSHRINK
NERO EXPRESS 5.5.10.50
Works fine on Apex AD-1200
Works fine on Mintek DVD-1600




 
Comments posted by Sirwanksalot from Other, September 13, 2003:
I bought a 25 pack (AN31 media code verified with DVDInfo) from yesbuy and have burned 15 at 4X speed without any problems what-so-ever.

After doing some research, these discs are made in Taiwan by the
"Fung So Company" who also market the exact same "AN31" 4x DVD-r's under the following private labels:

SKY 4X DVD-R - Media code / Mfr ID AN31 (USA)
MIRROR Premium 4X DVD-R - Media code / Mfr ID AN31 (UK, EU)
INFOSMART 4X DVD-R - Media code / Mfr ID AN31 (UK, EU)
Eclipse 4X DVD-R - Media code / Mfr ID AN31 (AUS)

Also came across a brief note stating dye used by "Fung So Company" in AN31 DVD-r is far better than dye used in AN30 DVD-r (earlier batches), Though I have no way to confirm this but thought it worth mentioning...

I have checked and SKY 4x burns played on four different stand-alone players.

Pioneer 105 with patch (DVR-105 v1.33 - RPC-1 + 2xDVD-R + 12xRip)

Hope this helps....


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: YesBuy.net Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x using firmware 1.33.
Burning reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is Blank - No Text on Disc - Silver top.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Software Used for ripping / burning: DVDdecrypt and DVD2one
Works fine on Apex AD-500w
Works fine on Apex AD-5131
Works fine on Malata DAV-3600
Works fine on Toshiba SDV280




 
Comments posted by Tim from Other, September 12, 2003:
Works well on a SONY DVD RW DW-U12A,firmware 2.0c burns at 4x


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: yesbuy Date purchased: August 2003
Burnt with Sony DRU-510A at 4x using firmware 2.0c.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is None.
Authoring/Burning comments:
dvd shrink, nero 6.?




 
Comments posted by Julian Mannino from Other, September 11, 2003:
Used 10, no problems. Media worked on both of my DVD players.


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: yesbuy.net
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x using firmware 1.33.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is none.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Stomp RecordNow Max
Works fine on Sony SLV-D300P




 
Comments posted by Vijay from Other, September 09, 2003:
No complaints from me.


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: yesbuy Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-106 / DVR-A06 at 4x using firmware 1.06.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is None.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Ripped with DVDShrink and burned with ImageBurn
Works fine on Lasonic Delta-1000
Works fine on Panasonic DVD-S35




 
Comments posted by oak3d from Other, September 08, 2003:
Will burn at 4X. Bought as "4X" 4.7GB premium DVD-R blnk media on e-Bay from seller maxsale88. Paid $1.35 per disk after shipping. Updated firmware from http://herrie.rpc1.org/ for NEC ND-1300A


Additional information:

Price: $1.3 Purchased from: e-Bay from maxsale88 Date purchased: September 2003
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 4x using firmware 1.05v11.
Burning reliability is Good.
PC reliability is Good.
DVD reliability is Good.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is none.
Authoring/Burning comments:
DVD Shrink 2.3
Nero 5.5.10.42
Updated Firmware to 105v11 from http://herrie.rpc1.org/
Works fine on Toshiba SD1800




 
Comments posted by mike from Other, September 08, 2003:
I wouldn't buy these again. I have used 10 disks and of that, only been able to burn around 500 megs to two of them and 4.2gb to the third, all at 2x or less... the rest are coasters.

I wouldn't purchase from yesbuy again either, their support is non-existant.


Additional information:

Price: $0.9 Purchased from: Yesbuy.net Date purchased: August 2003
Burnt with Pioneer DVR-105 / DVR-A05 at 4x
Burning reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is claims 4x media.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Used idvd, toast, apple native burning and others. This stuff sucks. I can't get it to burn at anything other than 1x or possibly 2x.




 
Comments posted by TToonz from Other, September 06, 2003:
Sold as 4X, will not burn above 2X, all burns worthless. Garbage media...


Additional information:

Price: $0.8 Purchased from: YesBuy.com Date purchased: August 2003
Burnt with NEC ND-1300A at 2x using firmware 1.07v2.
Burning reliability is Poor.
PC reliability is Poor.
DVD reliability is Poor.
Console reliability is Poor.
Media color is Silver.
Media text is None.
Authoring/Burning comments:
Ulead DVD Movie Factory 2.0




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