Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blu Ray Media: Maxell Review

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Best Blu Ray Media Brands Part 6: Maxell Media/ Discs Review

In the 1980s, Maxell used to manufacture some of the best tape media available for purchase by audio aficionados. It is now factoring optical media from outsourced manufacturers. Maxell's DVD media rating of 68% is very low for the industry (only superior to Kodak). We found Maxell Blu Ray media in BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE and BD-RE DL formats. Maxell factors Philips Blu Ray media, which has an 83% overall rating, but a very high variability in quality, going from a low of 67% to a high of 93%. We reviewed it here. We concluded that it was not archival quality, and that we could not recommend it independently of the brand that outsources it.

We found a low number of 15 user reviews for Maxell Blu Ray media, averaging an 87% approval rating. We compounded it to its 83% media manufacturer rating with a 75%-25% ratio, according to our standard Blu Ray media process. To create our predictive quality rating for Maxell Blu Ray media, we added an equivalent of 10 user reviews with its branded DVD media rating of 68%. Because of the low number of user reviews, we lowered the resulting rating by 11%, in order to obtain a margin of error (with 95% certainty) of less than 5% downwards. Maxell's resulting rating is 65%, a low rating in the Blu Ray media market. As user reviews accumulate and the statistical margin of error decreases, this rating should go up by 5% to 15%.

  • Maxell's Blu Ray media predictive quality rating is 58%, low in the Blu Ray media industry.
  • Maxell's quality rating should trend up as more user reviews appear.
  • Maxell's DVD media have a low rating in DVD market. There is no reason to believe that its Blue Ray media will be significantly better.
  • Maxell's outsourced media is not of archival quality, and we feel that there are better choices for the same cost.
  • we do not recommend Maxell Blu Ray media for any use at this time.
Next we review Memorex blank Blu Ray media... So come back soon!

To understand Blu Ray lingo, check our lexicon of Blu Ray vocabulary. Our Blu Ray brand predictive quality rating process is explained here. Our statistical analysis practices are described here, which is also where we discuss's predictive quality rating.

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