Ok, what I want are CD-R's that are very, purely silver on both the topside and underside. Most importantly, I want them to be silver on the top, and I will settle for a greenish tint on the underside. I think I've seen CD-R's that are silver on top, but have a very slight gold hue to them also, and I don't want that. I think I have obsessive compulsive disorder.
I've seen CD-R's described by online retailers as "silver on silver", which I think is what I want. I've also seen the word "diamond" thrown around, what does that mean?
Also, from what I understand, CD-R's that use cyanine as the dye have a greenish tint on the underside and are slightly transparent, whereas CD-R's that use pthalocyanine are more purely silver and aren't as transparent. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I've also read that most CD-R/RW drives are optimized for cyanine. Do I need to be wary of purchasing pthalocyanine CD-R's; do they require a more powerful burner?