( dpa ) - Consumers generally won't go wrong buying any CD blanks on sale with reputable dealers. A recent test by Computer Bild magazine showed that 41 of 45 blanks provided "satisfactory" overall results. In its 9/2008 issue, the Hamburg-based magazine looked at both single-use and rewritable CD as well as blanks with special characteristics, such as those intended for audio use or those offering extra capacity. They were tested on various burners for storage quality and robustness. The biggest complaints from the testers came in scratch sensitivity and jitter. The latter issue can present problems for CD players and drives during playback. Due to the overall weak results in this area not a single CD blank achieved an overall grade of "good." All the same, errors during burning were relatively rare, and the blanks also tended to handle heat and strong light quite effectively as well.
Most CD blanks are acceptable
20 April 2008 07:37 (UTC+04:00)