Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – May 11th, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – May 11th, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the second Tuesday of May 2021. This week, we got 6 movies on DVD and 1 on Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Back Again

DVD

  • A Quiet Place
  • Life of the Party

Blu-Ray

  • A Quiet Place
  • Life of the Party

4K UHD

  • A Quiet Place

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • 2036 Origin Unknown
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Bad Company
  • Higher Power
  • Shock and Awe
  • The Bad Nun
  • The China Salesman
  • The Hollow Child
  • The Yellow Birds

Blu-Ray

  • Avengers: Infinity War

4K UHD

  • Avengers: Infinity War

Movies Coming Soon

May 18th

  • DVD: Minari
  • DVD: Above Suspicion
  • DVD: Son (2021)
  • DVD: The Father
  • Blu-Ray: Tom & Jerry
  • DVD: Tom & Jerry

May 21th

  • Blu-Ray: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • DVD: Raya and the Last Dragon

May 25th

  • DVD: American Fighter
  • DVD: Hunted (2021)
  • DVD: The Rookies
  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • 4K UHD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Chaos Walking

May 28th

  • DVD: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

June 1st

  • DVD: Endangered Species
  • DVD: The Wacky Hen
  • DVD: Trigger Point
  • DVD: Boogie
  • DVD: The Courier (2021)

June 8th

  • DVD: Assault on VA-33
  • DVD: Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate’s Cove
  • DVD: Flashback
  • DVD: City Of Lies

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: Voyagers
  • DVD: Voyagers
  • Blu-Ray: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • 4K UHD: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • DVD: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • DVD: Night Of The Sicario
  • Blu-Ray: Nobody
  • 4K UHD: Nobody
  • DVD: Nobody
  • Blu-Ray: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • DVD: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Blu-Ray: Spiral
  • DVD: Spiral
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II
Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll see how well my 3 optical IDE slim drives handles the PlexDisc 700MB CD-R discs. The units we’ll be testing against this disc are the Optiarc AD-7561A, Teach DW-224E-C, and the Toshiba SD-R6252.

Toshiba SD-R6252

Let’s start with the Toshiba SD-R6252. You may recall this drive failed to burn successfully the Verbatim CD-RW some time ago.

The drive detects the disc just fine and gives us a burning speed of up to 16x:

PlexDisc CD-R on TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6252

Starting to burn the disc in “Test Mode” appears to be fine:

But ultimately gives errors when burning it for real:

Interestingly, the drive either thinks the disc is blank afterwards or can’t recover the Table of Content (TOC):

Result: Failure

TEAC DW-224E-C

Because the disc is reported as “Empty” on the Toshiba drive, I’ll give it another go. There’s 2 things that can happen here: The first one is that it actually writes the data, and the second one is that it overwrites already written data, making a junk disc. This disc, however, visually looked like there was no data written in it, therefore, I assume the Toshiba laser is worn out and does not have the required power to actually write any data.

ImgBurn is unable to report writing speeds on the Teac drive, for some reason:

PlexDisc CD-R on TEAC DW-224E-C Failed Burned Toshiba Disc 2

However, it can be written at up to 24x in this drive. Test mode was successful in it:

And so was the real burn, but it never actually went up to 24x. Instead, it stayed at around 17x:

Result: Success!

Optiarc AD-7561A

ImgBurn reports a maximum burning speed of up to 24x:

PlexDisc CD-R on Optiarc AD-7561A

Test mode was successful:

And again, so was the real burn:

Result: Success!

Quality Scans

Next, we’ll scan the discs on a variety of drives to verify how well they were burned.

Disc burned in the TEAC DW-224E-C drive

Scanned on the LG WH16NS58:

PlexDisc CD-R on TEAC DW-224E-C Scanned on LG WH16NS58 Graph

Scanned on the LiteOn iHAS524 A:

Scanned on the LiteOn iHBS112 2:

Scanned on the Optiarc AD-7561A:

Scanned on the Pioneer BDR-2212. This drive has issues scanning CD-Rs:

Scanned on the Samsung SN-208AB. This drive always reports 0 C1 and C2 errors. It seems it can’t scan CD-Rs:

Disc burned in the Optiarc AD-7561A drive

Scanned on the LG WH16NS58:

PlexDisc CD-R on Optiarc AD7561A Scanned on LG WH16NS58 Graph

Scanned on the LiteOn iHAS524 A:

Scanned on the LiteOn iHBS112 2:

Scanned on the Optiarc AD-7561A:

Scanned on the Pioneer BDR-2212. This drive has issues scanning CD-Rs:

Scanned on the Samsung SN-208AB. This drive always reports 0 C1 and C2 errors. It seems it can’t scan CD-Rs:

Conclusion

Unfortunately, my Toshiba drive could not write them. However, the TEAC and Optiarc drives can successfully burn these discs flawlessly and provides good quality burns. I’d recommend this media for your data and music storage needs. It is very cheap and proved to work well on these old drives.

You can get these discs on Amazon at the following link:

The PlexDisc CD-R 100pk Spindle

The PlexDisc CD-R 100pk Spindle

Hi everyone,

Today, we’ll see the PlexDisc CD-R 100pk I got from Amazon some time ago:

These discs are manufactured by Optodisc Taiwan, and holds 700MB of data or 80 minutes of audio. They can be burned at up to 52x, altough nowadays most writers burn them at up to 48x.

The discs have a logo top:

Here is how a single disc looks:

It has a light green color on the data side. The discs seem to be well made. ImgBurn says the discs have a Daxon media code:

PlexDisc CD-R on Optiarc AD-7561A

In my next post, we’ll see how well my IDE Slim Optical Drives handles this media.

You can get these discs on Amazon at the following link:

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – May 4th, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – May 4th, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the first Tuesday of May 2021. This week, we got 4 movies on DVD and 3 on Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Aardvark
  • Alex & The List
  • Alien Showdown
  • Bad Samaritan
  • Breaking In
  • Life of the Party
  • Marrowbone
  • On Chesil Beach
  • Revenge (2018)
  • The Death of Superman
  • The Miracle Season
  • The Rider

Blu-Ray

  • Breaking In
  • Life of the Party

Movies Coming Soon

May 11th

  • DVD: Send It!
  • DVD: Land
  • DVD: Equal Standard
  • DVD: The Mauritanian
  • DVD: The Vault
  • Blu-Ray: The Marksman
  • DVD: The Marksman

May 18th

  • DVD: Minari
  • DVD: Above Suspicion
  • DVD: Son (2021)
  • DVD: The Father
  • Blu-Ray: Tom & Jerry
  • DVD: Tom & Jerry

May 21th

  • Blu-Ray: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • DVD: Raya and the Last Dragon

May 25th

  • DVD: American Fighter
  • DVD: Hunted (2021)
  • DVD: The Rookies
  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • 4K UHD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Chaos Walking

May 28th

  • DVD: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

June 1st

  • DVD: Endangered Species
  • DVD: The Wacky Hen
  • DVD: Trigger Point
  • DVD: Boogie
  • DVD: The Courier (2021)

More upcoming releases

  • DVD: City Of Lies
  • 4K UHD: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • DVD: Night Of The Sicario
  • Blu-Ray: Nobody
  • 4K UHD: Nobody
  • DVD: Nobody
  • Blu-Ray: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • DVD: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II
Unboxing New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch

Unboxing New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone,

On Friday, I got the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch. This is the successor for the Nintendo 64 Pokémon Snap game. Here, we’ll see the box and its cart.

The game box contains graphics with several Pokémon.

New Pokemon Snap 3

Inside, we see a simpler graphics with the game cart.

Above are pictures of the game cart.

New Pokemon Snap 6

And this is how it looks on the Nintendo Switch Main Menu.

Have you got this game? I’ll be playing it in the following days.

You can get it on Amazon at the following link:

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – April 27, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – April 27, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the third Tuesday of April 2021. This week, we got 2 movies on DVD and 1 on Blu-Ray. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Back again

DVD

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Dark Crime
  • Final Portrait
  • Kings (2018)
  • Lego DC Superheroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
  • Overboard (2018)
  • Sweet Country
  • The Crossbreed
  • The Lullaby
  • Tully

Blu-Ray

  • Overboard (2018)

Movies Coming Soon

May 4th

  • DVD: The Virtuoso
  • Blu-Ray: Every Breath You Take
  • DVD: Every Breath You Take
  • Blu-Ray: Judas and the Black Messiah
  • DVD: Judas and the Black Messiah
  • DVD: The Little Things

May 11th

  • DVD: Send It!
  • DVD: Land
  • DVD: Equal Standard
  • DVD: The Mauritanian
  • DVD: The Vault
  • Blu-Ray: The Marksman
  • DVD: The Marksman

May 18th

  • DVD: Minari
  • DVD: Above Suspicion
  • DVD: Son (2021)
  • DVD: The Father
  • Blu-Ray: Tom & Jerry
  • DVD: Tom & Jerry

May 21th

  • Blu-Ray: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • DVD: Raya and the Last Dragon

May 25th

  • DVD: American Fighter
  • DVD: Hunted (2021)
  • DVD: The Rookies
  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • 4K UHD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Chaos Walking

More upcoming releases

  • DVD: American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally
  • DVD: Boogie
  • DVD: The Courier (2021)
  • DVD: City Of Lies
  • 4K UHD: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Blu-Ray: Nobody
  • 4K UHD: Nobody
  • DVD: Nobody
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II
Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – April 20, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – April 20, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the third Tuesday of April 2021. This week, we only got one movie on DVD and Blu-Ray. Let’s see it below:

Movies added

DVD

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • 5th Passenger
  • No Good Heroes
  • Ready Player One
  • Super Troopers 2
  • The Con Is On
  • The Incantation

Blu-Ray

  • Isle Of Dogs
  • Ready Player One
  • Super Troopers 2

4K UHD

  • Ready Player One

Movies Coming Soon

April 27th

  • DVD: Cosmic Sin
  • Blu-Ray: Cosmic Sin
  • DVD: Nomadland
  • DVD: 12 Strong (Back again)

May 4th

  • DVD: The Virtuoso
  • Blu-Ray: Every Breath You Take
  • DVD: Every Breath You Take
  • Blu-Ray: Judas and the Black Messiah
  • DVD: Judas and the Black Messiah
  • DVD: The Little Things

May 11th

  • DVD: Send It!
  • DVD: Land
  • DVD: Equal Standard
  • DVD: The Mauritanian
  • DVD: The Vault
  • Blu-Ray: The Marksman
  • DVD: The Marksman

May 18th

  • DVD: Minari
  • DVD: Above Suspicion
  • DVD: Son (2021)
  • DVD: The Father
  • Blu-Ray: Tom & Jerry
  • DVD: Tom & Jerry
  • Blu-Ray: Raya and the Last Dragon
  • DVD: Raya and the Last Dragon

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • 4K UHD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Boogie
  • DVD: The Courier (2021)
  • Blu-Ray: City Of Lies
  • DVD: City Of Lies
  • 4K UHD: Godzilla vs. Kong
  • Blu-Ray: Nobody
  • 4K UHD: Nobody
  • DVD: Nobody
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II