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Postby hrbngr on Wed May 24, 2006 11:54 pm

hello,

i was hoping someone could post any hot deals/recommendations for taiyo yuden cd-r media. I dont have an office max nearby, but i can pretty much get to all the other stores, ccity, bbuy, office depot, sams, walmart, etc.

im assuming that i can look for the fuji 50pks w/the MIJ code, but i am not sure what other brands use TY media in their packs.

for example, i stocked up on the sony 8x ty +R (octagonal spacer) and verbatim mcc004 +R 16x at bbuy w/their 50/$14.99 sales, which, while not the lowest price was still a pretty good deal, but i am not aware of which cd-rs have been on sale lately and also what a good price point for them would be.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 25, 2006 12:36 am

just bought 200 hub printable TY cdr for $65.97 shipped

but now even with there super10poff coupon its $0.70 more

http://www.supermediastore.com/taiyo-yu ... -wrap.html
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Postby hrbngr on Thu May 25, 2006 12:44 am

hoxlund,

thanks for the reply, i do love that avatar, it never fails to crack me up.

so, have you purchased any ty media in stores? the price you listed is about .33 per disc, that is too rich for my blood, also I dont need printable, just basic media.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu May 25, 2006 12:46 am

if you need in store, fuji's made in japan

we carry em at our best buy store

i bought 200 because im doing a wedding cd for a couple getting married in a week, printing there wedding picture and listing the wedding songs on the cd that i will also burn
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Postby hrbngr on Sat May 27, 2006 12:51 am

hoxlund,

which of the fuji TY packs are the ones that go on sale? 50/100 pks? are they on sale very often from what you see?
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Postby hoxlund on Sat May 27, 2006 2:27 am

we don't carry 100 pack japanese fuji's in our store

and these past couple of months we don't have cd-rs on sale

its always blank dvds on sale
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat May 27, 2006 4:10 am

CD-Rs are getting harder and harder to manufacture at the prices these big box stores demand for their sales. Only Ritek, CMC, and MBIL can really do it anymore, unless you want to go for cheap chinese discs. Taiyo Yuden has also just dropped their Value CD-R even.
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Postby hrbngr on Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:15 pm

D_rex,

thanks for the info, might you recommend a Ritek/CMC disc that would be a pretty good performer?

also, are you basically saying that I will only be able to find good TY media online now? riteline, supermediastore, etc? If so, which non-printable discs should i be looking for?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:42 pm

Well, in the US, you may still find some spindles of Fuji CD-Rs that are made by Taiyo Yuden. You can determine if they are made by TY by looking at the country of origin on the packaging, if it says "Made in Japan" then it's made by TY.

As for CMC or Ritek.... both *CAN* be good, and both can also be horrible. Most of my Ritek CD-Rs last me at least 5 years, although some have also been known to die in 2 years (almost as bad as Ritek's 8x DVD-Rs!). CMC can vary just as much.

So for best results, I suggest going with Rima and getting regular thermal silver (or shiny silver) Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs. At least for anything important.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:14 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:So for best results, I suggest going with Rima and getting regular thermal silver (or shiny silver) Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs. At least for anything important.

why may i ask thermal silver or shiny silver coating ?
is the shiny silver also a printable coating or just plain coating ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:49 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:So for best results, I suggest going with Rima and getting regular thermal silver (or shiny silver) Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs. At least for anything important.

why may i ask thermal silver or shiny silver coating ?
is the shiny silver also a printable coating or just plain coating ?


That depends on who you ask :wink:

I would say that thermal printable *IS* Shiny Silver, and is NOT a special coating on the top layer of the disc. Some people would tell you otherwise.

Now in the case of Everest Thermal printers, they NEED a special coating on the disc, or the disc surface tends to be destroyed to some degree... but those discs are usually marked as Everest Certified, and most people know not to buy non-certified discs if they have Everest thermal printers.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:54 pm

i still don't understand.
is the TY with silver coating (shiny or thermal) the best TY, better than other TY ? that's how i understood your words.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:31 pm

dodecahedron wrote:i still don't understand.
is the TY with silver coating (shiny or thermal) the best TY, better than other TY ? that's how i understood your words.


Oh, sorry, I misunderstood the question.

The silver thermal / shiny silver disc is just the cheapest version. White thermal is more expensive, and the white and/or silver inkjet printables are also more expensive, and not so great for labeling (without a printer that prints directly on them).

Taiyo Yuden Premium line discs should all be roughly the same quality. Only the Value Line products are lower grade.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:25 pm

and all these variations you mentioned, they are all Premium Line ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:05 pm

dodecahedron wrote:and all these variations you mentioned, they are all Premium Line ?


Value line is ONLY Shiny Silver / Thermal Silver, from TY. So yeah, all the white thermal and inkjet printable versions should only be Premium Line... unless someone takes silver thermal Value Line and has another company put a different surface on the disc.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:25 pm

so if i get Shiny Silver / Thermal Silver i could be getting either Premium or Value ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:50 pm

dodecahedron wrote:so if i get Shiny Silver / Thermal Silver i could be getting either Premium or Value ?


Well, the value tends to come as a shrinkwrapped bundle, and unless they take it off, there is a sticker that says "Value CD-R" on it. The Premium usually come in 100pc cake boxes (unless it's inkjet printable to the hub) and they don't have stickers on them.
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:50 am

I'll throw a question in here too. :)

Are the TY Value Line CD-R's also known as Burn Master?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:26 pm

TheWizard wrote:I'll throw a question in here too. :)

Are the TY Value Line CD-R's also known as Burn Master?


Burnmaster HAS used them in the past, they only use B Grade media from what I can tell.
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Postby hrbngr on Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:46 pm

so, I had to make an order at Newegg anyways and I just went ahead and purchased the 100pk cake box of white thermal TY discs:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817172110 ($27.99 + $6.67 shipping--not the best price i know)

they also had the the 100pk cake box silver thermal for $23.99 + $5.46 shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817172103
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:16 pm

first link is to non-thermal, there just regular inkjet printable
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