Use of CD/DVDs on Lightscribe

  frappy 10:19 13 Dec 2009
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My current laptop uses ordinary CD/DVDs for recording/playing. I'm proposing to purchase a new laptop which has Lightscribe included. Can I use ordinary CD/DVDs to record/play (I have a large stock...........)or do I have to purchase Lightscribe CD/DVDs only.

  Technotiger 10:37 13 Dec 2009

No, you will need Lightscribe DVD/CDs.

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  Jim Thing 11:24 13 Dec 2009

To expand a little on Technotiger's post:

You'll be able to record/playback ordinary CDs/DVDs on your new laptop but you won't be able to print Lightscribe "labels" on them. For that, you'll need Lightscribe disks; these have a special coating on one side on which a graphics image can be laser-imprinted.

As far as recording and playback are concerned, Lightscribe disks and ordinary disks are interchangeable. Your large stock of ordinary CDs/DVDs will not go to waste,

  Technotiger 13:23 13 Dec 2009

Good point - I should have mentioned that.

  Strawballs 16:20 13 Dec 2009

They will only print in greyscale. You can get different colour disc's but it will still be in greyscale.

  Chas49 00:49 14 Dec 2009

I did, for a short time, use lightscribe on the proper disks - not happy with the result - too faint - even when I did it twice! Others may, of course had better results and I suppose it's possible that the disks were sub standard, but I don't think so.

But all you have to lose is the cost of the disks - so I'd advise you to buy sparingly at the start, if satisfied then buy a larger amount.

  Strawballs 02:21 14 Dec 2009

I found to be very good.
After sending first drive back to Novatech because of faint finish they replaced without question and second drive works fine(both Samsung)

  Curio 14:19 14 Dec 2009

Have used Lightscribe Drive and discs for over 12 months now. Discs I finally settled on are Infiniti Professional. Gold coloured background on the label side. Found that other coloured discs were sometimes appreciably fainter.

  Chas49 15:04 15 Dec 2009

Please excuse me on using your thread Frappy.

I suspected that the disks were iffy. Should I decide to give it another go then I'll use thise mentioned by Curio.

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