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Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 6, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – July 6, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the first Tuesday of July 2021. This week, we got 3 movies on DVD. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Along Came The Devil
  • Burnt Offering
  • Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot
  • Eighth Grade
  • Hotel Artemis
  • LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis

Blu-Ray

  • Hotel Artemis
  • Hotel Transylvania 3

Movies Coming Soon

July 13th

  • DVD: A Cinderella Story: Starstruck
  • DVD: Separation
  • Blu-Ray: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • DVD: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • 4K UHD: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • Blu-Ray: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • DVD: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • Blu-Ray: Wrath of Man
  • DVD: Wrath of Man

July 16th

  • Blu-Ray: Out of Death
  • DVD: Out of Death

July 20th

  • DVD: Initiation
  • DVD: Die in a Gunfight
  • DVD: Held
  • Blu-Ray: Spiral
  • DVD: Spiral

July 27th

  • DVD: Joey & Ella
  • DVD: The God Committee
  • Blu-Ray: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • DVD: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II

August 3rd

  • DVD: Take Back
  • DVD: Here Today
  • DVD: Don’t Breathe (Back Again)
  • DVD: Till Death
  • Blu-Ray: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • DVD: Those Who Wish Me Dead

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits
  • Blu-Ray: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Burning a Verbatim BDXL 100GB Disc in the Panasonic UJ-260

Burning a Verbatim BDXL 100GB Disc in the Panasonic UJ-260

Hi everyone,

In this post, we will see how well a Verbatim BDXL 100GB disc is burned in the Panasonic UJ-260 drive.

This drive can burn these discs at just 2x:

ImgBurn Panasonic UJ260 1

I used ImgBurn to burn a disc to its maximum. It took 3 hours to get it burned, but it was successful:

The disc verification took 2 hours, as the drive switches between 2x and 4x while it reads. It was successful too:

The disc surface looks very smooth:

Verbatim BDXL Burned on Panasonic UJ-260

Quality Scan

The only drive that I currently have that is capable of scanning BDXL media is the LG WH16NS58. This drive reported an increase of numbers at the start of the 2nd layer and at the end of the 3rd one:

Verbatim VERBAT-IMk-000 Panasonic UJ-260 Disc 1 Quality Scan

I burned another disc in this drive too, and the LG scan was similar, but the numbers on those 2 spikes were about the half:

Verbatim VERBAT-IMk-000 Panasonic UJ-260 Disc 2 Quality Scan

The disc is completely readable regardless of those spikes and no slowdowns occurs either.

Conclusion

The Panasonic UJ-260 can successfully burn these discs. It is very slow, at just 2x, taking 3 hours to fully burn a disc. The verification is a bit faster, taking 2 hours. This also means that whenever we want to read back the entire disc in this drive, it will take 2 hours to do so.

The quality scans are questionable, as the discs could be read back properly without any issues. This is the only drive that can scan these discs.

If you don’t mind waiting 5 hours in total for the whole burning session, feel free to use this drive for your backup needs.

You can buy these discs and the drive on Amazon at the following links:

Redbox 4th of July Weekend sale

Redbox 4th of July Weekend sale

Hi everyone,

I got an email this week but just realized I had it today, where it mentions a few movies that are on sale for this 4th of July weekend. The movie selection is very good considering some are recent movies:

I took advantage of it and here’s the movies I just got today:

Redbox Purchased Movies 2021-07-03

I like to collect the movies and sometimes I get both the Blu-Ray and DVD versions. From all of the movies above, the only movie I have not seen is Ava; however, that was a free movie with a promotional code included at the bottom of email. There are 3 movies to choose from:

Be sure to check your email if you’re a Redbox Perks member so you don’t miss the free movie offer!

Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the LiteOn iHBS112 drive

Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the LiteOn iHBS112 drive

Hi everyone,

In this post, we will see how well the LiteOn iHBS112 drive burn a ValueDisc 25GB BD-R disc:

This drive allows us to burn these discs at up to 10x:

CMCMAG-BA5-000 on LiteOn iHBS112 1

I used Nero Express to initiate the burn at the maximum speed of 10x:

The disc was burned and verified successfully:

Here is how the disc surface looks after burning in this drive:

ValueDisc BD-R 25GB Burned on LiteOn iHBS112 at 10x

The surface seem to have a ring in it, and altough it cannot be seen clearly, more to the outer part of the disc, it has some clouds.

Quality Scan

Both the LiteOn and LG results would be great if it wasn’t for that spike at the 20GB mark. I’m not sure whether it is intentional or is related to the disc, but given how this drive seem to have a spike at 18GB on Ritek’s SmartBuy 25GB discs, I’m pretty sure this may be an issue with the drive not burning these discs properly. The rest of the scan is very good for the speed we used to burn it.

Reading back the data is successful on different drives regardless of this spike.

CMCMAG-BA5-000 on LiteOn iHBS112 13

The LG drive read it back successfully.

The Panasonic UJ260 also read the disc back fine without any read errors.

Conclusion

The LiteOn iHBS112 seem to have very good results at burning these discs at 10x, but presents us with a spike at the 20GB mark. This spike is present on both drives, meaning that it wasn’t burned properly, altough the data can be read properly on my drives.

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

Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive – Part 3

Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive – Part 3

Hi everyone,

In this post, we will see how well the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive can burn a ValueDisc 25GB BD-R disc at a speed of 4x.

I used ImgBurn again to do the burn process:

The disc was burned and verified successfully:

Here is how the surface looks when burned at 4x in this drive:

ValueDisc 25GB BD-R Burned Surface on Pioneer BDR-2212 at 4x

The surface, once again, looks very smooth. No rings are present in the disc, similar to the 6x and 12x burns.

Quality Scan

The disc scanned better in the LiteOn drive than the 6x burn and definitely way better than the 12x burn. On the LG drive, the results are mostly similar to the 6x burn, and similarly to the latter, it is an improvement over the 12x burn.

Conclusion

At 4x, we get a burn that is similar to the 6x results. The LiteOn drive tolerates it better now, while the LG drive seem to consider it similar to the 6x burn. Both scans are better result than when the disc is burned at 12x. The time it takes to burn the disc at this speed is 24 minutes or less. Given that the LG drive didn’t show an improvement, we can be safe to use the 6x speed on these discs without a quality penalty, but the LiteOn drive still agrees this is a better burn.

You can purchase these discs and the Pioneer drive on Amazon at the following links:

The Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

The Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be seeing one of the new USB hubs I received. This is the Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub:

This hub comes with a 60-Watt Power Supply which means this mighty hub allows us to use USB-Powered devices without struggles. It also has a power switch to allow us to turn a port on or off at any time. Finally, because it has 10 USB 3.0 ports, we can connect up to 10 USB devices to it.

We will find the USB Hub inside the box:

Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub 5

After taking out the hub, we find a box that contains the cables:

At the very end, we have the user manual and a warranty card:

Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub 7

Let’s take a closer look at the USB Hub:

The main USB port is a Type-B 3.0 port. The DC power connector is of barrel type and the power supply must supply 12V. We can see that each port has an LED in the middle, between the USB ports and the power button.

The Power Supply is effectively able to supply up to 60W, as it can output up to 5 Amps at 12 Volts.

Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub 13

The Power Supply is also a 2-piece item, A Nema 1-15P to IEC C7 cable is needed to connect to the power supply. This cable is widely used in other products, like in some inkjet printers. The USB cable is a 3.0 Type A to Type B cable.

Here we have the entire product content:

Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub 14

Lastly, I’ve put it to work, using 6 ports out of the 10:

Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub 15

So far it’s been working reliably. I was using a USB 2.0 hub but was having some Semaphore Timeout issues, which simply doesn’t happen with this hub. The USB-powered devices are also all being powered by the hub and haven’t experienced yet an issue with neither of them. The 6 devices are all slim Optical Drives. We’ll see those at a later post.

You can buy the Sabrent 10-port USB Hub at Amazon in the following link:

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – June 29, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – June 29, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the final Tuesday of June 2021. This week, we got 3 movies on DVD. Let’s see them below:

Movies added

DVD

Also, on Friday, we got Lansky (2021) on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • 14 Cameras
  • Blue Iguana
  • Death Race: Beyond Anarchy
  • Gotti
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Occupation
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • S.M.A.R.T. Chase
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Strange Nature
  • Tales From the Hood 2
  • The Catcher Was A Spy
  • The First Purge
  • The Scent of Rain and Lightning
  • The Sitter (2018)
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • Uncle Drew

Blu-Ray

  • Hocus Pocus
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • The First Purge
  • Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween
  • Uncle Drew

4K UHD

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Movies Coming Soon

July 6th

  • DVD: Space Jam
  • DVD: Locked In
  • DVD: The Nest

July 13th

  • DVD: A Cinderella Story: Starstruck
  • DVD: Separation
  • Blu-Ray: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • DVD: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • 4K UHD: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • Blu-Ray: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • DVD: Mortal Kombat (2021)
  • Blu-Ray: Wrath of Man
  • DVD: Wrath of Man

July 16th

  • Blu-Ray: Out of Death
  • DVD: Out of Death

July 20th

  • DVD: Initiation
  • DVD: Die in a Gunfight
  • DVD: Held
  • Blu-Ray: Spiral
  • DVD: Spiral

July 27th

  • DVD: Joey & Ella
  • DVD: The God Committee
  • Blu-Ray: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • DVD: Midnight in the Switch Grass
  • Blu-Ray: A Quiet Place Part II
  • 4K UHD: A Quiet Place Part II
  • DVD: A Quiet Place Part II

More upcoming releases

  • DVD: Don’t Breathe
  • DVD: Till Death
  • Blu-Ray: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • DVD: Those Who Wish Me Dead
  • Blu-Ray: The Misfits
  • DVD: The Misfits
  • Blu-Ray: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • 4K UHD: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • DVD: The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • Blu-Ray: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • DVD: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
  • Blu-Ray: Spirit Untamed
  • DVD: Spirit Untamed
  • Blu-Ray: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
  • DVD: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
2 UGREEN products: USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

2 UGREEN products: USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be seeing 2 UGREEN products. These are a USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub. These 2 products have been with me since last summer and they’ve been working great. These products are being used right now as a middle point between my PC and other USB Hubs that are connected to the 4-port hub. We will be seeing those other hubs on future posts.

The USB Extension cable is very basic and basically comes in a simple bag. This is the 6-feet version:

Both sides of it are Gold-plated.

The USB Hub comes on a very simple packaging. Points to UGREEN for a sustainable package!

Opening it reveals the USB Hub with both parts protected:

The hub itself is made of plastic. It also has a Micro USB port to supply additional power if we plan to use it with USB-Powered devices like portable hard disk drives or optical drives. The cable is a bit long too. However, since in my case my PC is on one side and the stuff I will connect will be on another side, the USB extension cable is also required. This hub appears to use a GL3510 chip from Genesys Logic, Inc.

UGreen 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub 7

In the end, my setup looks like this:

In the next posts, we will see the other 2 hubs that finally got delivered to me after an unexpected delay

You can get these 2 items in the following links:

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Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive – Part 2

Burning a ValueDisc 25GB Blu-Ray Disc in the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive – Part 2

Hi everyone,

In this post, we will see how well the Pioneer BDR-2212 drive can burn a ValueDisc 25GB BD-R disc at a speed of 6x.

This time, I used ImgBurn to initiate the burn:

The disc was burned and verified successfully:

Here is how the surface looks when burned at 6x in this drive:

ValueDisc 25GB BD-R Burned Surface on Pioneer BDR-2212 at 6x

The surface looks very smooth. Overall, this drive seems to burn Blu-Ray discs with really smooth-looking surface.

Quality Scan

The disc scanned better than the 12x burn. The numbers are lower, but still not at the amount that the Panasonic drive can offer for this speed. We can also see that the LG tolerated it better than the LiteOn drive.

Conclusion

At 6x, we get a better result than when the disc is burned at 12x. The time it takes to burn the disc is increased by about 5 more minutes, taking 15 to 18 minutes to burn it (This compilation had several .mpd files so the drive was stopping frequently while the buffers recovered, taking a bit more to burn). If you don’t mind taking a few more minutes, you can reliably use this speed with these discs in this drive.

You can purchase these discs and the Pioneer drive on Amazon at the following links:

Amazon Orders never shipped?

Amazon Orders never shipped?

Yesterday, I ordered 2 USB 3.0 Hubs to use in a project I’m working. Today, I woke up with a notification of an undeliverable order, while the other one has a tracking code, yet it shows as not shipped but that would be delivered today:

The only order I actually received is the 3 Vantec 12.7mm enclosures I ordered in the week.

Vantec 12.7mm June 2021 order

It’s interesting that when I click on the “Undeliverable” USB Hub, it says the order is being prepared:

But then again, there is a tracking number provided which shows the following:

Sabrent 10 port USB 3.0 hub Undeliverable

An Amazon agent confirmed to me that the item was undeliverable, which I really don’t understand why it happened in the first place. I went ahead and ordered another one. Let’s hope it gets delivered tomorrow.

Sabrent 10 port USB 3.0 hub New Order

The other USB hub shows as “Arriving today” as well, but the item tracking says it isn’t shipped, yet it shows a tracking number (not shown in the screenshot):

It’s clear that both items will not be delivered today, adding a delay in my optical drive project.