The answer is: Yes, it sucks! I do not purchase Memorex media after having playback issues of movie back-ups burnt with my Optorite DVD-/+R/W on Memorex DVD+R and DVD-R. Memorex media is originally manufactured by different brands (Mitsubishi Chemicals in my case). And I cannot afford to buy Memorex lottery hoping to win a good brand. I have same bad experience with Memorex CD-R media: slow burning or a lot of coasters.
But I have never had problems with more expensive brands like TDK or Fujifilm. No matter where these disks are manufactured, TDK and Fujifilm will put their stamps only on premium grade disks, not on all Ritek G04's, but on premium grade Ritek G04's. That's why I always pass on all Memorex clearance sales even if the media is free after instant and mail-in rebates. I will buy TDK and Fujifilm: eventually less expensive, less headaches.
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on Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.