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Postby Inertia on Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:30 am

cfitz wrote:I'm surprised no one said "Wow! That CMC disc sure is nasty looking." I guess everyone already expects the worst from CMC, so it was no big surprise. I can't say that the bad results were, in general, a surprise to me. But the dramatically visible degradation that occurred so quickly and was so clearly visible to the naked eye was a bit of a surprise.


Actually the failing CMC disc is a rather attractive gold color, so it doesn't exactly "look" nasty. I would have to agree that the color change was a big surprise to me as well, and would be very disturbing if I had burned those discs expecting them to have a normal lifespan. The error results confirm the visible degradation. I must say that I have never seen or heard of a disc visibly degrading so quickly under normal circumstances. :o
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:07 pm

I've had some BASF discs that were those colours...but as far as I can remember, they both started as those colours. One a goldy sort of label, and the other more of a silver sort of label. In any case, the burnable surface had no change in colour at all. Perhaps it was just two differnet branding jobs?
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Postby cfitz on Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:17 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Perhaps it was just two differnet branding jobs?

The BASF of which you spoke, or the CMC of which I spoke?

I don't know anything about your BASF, but Maxell sells 80-minute discs with a silver colored top and 74-minute discs with a gold colored top. I guess Maxell uses the different colors to distinguish between the two different sizes. Were your BASF different sizes?

Of course, both of the CMC discs in my picture started out silver like the one on the left.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:31 pm

I was talking about my CMC BASF CD-Rs, both were the exacy same, except they were two different ATIPs, but both colours used both ATIPs.
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Jul 09, 2003 1:55 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:In all fairness, remember that CMC has agreements with Mitsubishi Chemicals, and is FULLY capable of producing media just as good as Taiyo Yuden.... they just don't do it very often! Like Memorex, their problem isn't that they don't have good quality, their problem is you don't know what you're getting, EVER.


I haven't seen any CMC discs that are quite as good as TY, but I have seen some that are pretty close, such as Imation 32x. On the other hand, I have seen CMCs that were inconsistent quality or that were consistently poor quality. :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:31 am

well they certainly aren't common, that's for sure!

all I'm trying to argue is that CMC is capable of making quality, but for some reason, probably by choice, they don't normally.
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