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TDK Discs from Luxembourg

Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:15 pm

So I couldn't really find much of anything on the topic. Who makes the TDK branded discs made in Luxembourg? TDK themselves?

How does it hold up compared to, for example, TY?

Just curious.
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Postby Gen-An on Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:30 pm

I've tried both the 16x -R (TTH02) and 16x +R (TDK003). Both are mediocre in my opinion, though other sites have done a lot better with both media codes using the same burners I have (PX-716A and UF, DVR-A09, GSA-4163B). Mostly they were Japanese sites, and they did better with the TTH02 because it was made in Japan by TDK, but the TDK003 was still Luxembourg media so I'm guessing they just got better batches than I did.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:26 am

I don't have any from Luxemburg, so I don't know how quality compares, but I believe they are made by TDK themselves yes. I'm not 100% sure on that one though.
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Re: TDK Discs from Luxembourg

Postby frank1 on Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:27 am

aviationwiz wrote:So I couldn't really find much of anything on the topic. Who makes the TDK branded discs made in Luxembourg? TDK themselves?
I posted in this other thread:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... 2&start=23

a photo of the TDK factory near the little town of
Basharage in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


Why did TDK put a factory in this smal but independent country member of the EU ?
Here on the border we all know that Luxemburg has special laws concerning taxes and patent control.
It's like a little Switzerland ...

I don't know the exact list of MID codes manufactured there by TDK.
For me the most interesting manufactured there are the "genuine TTH01" MID code,
mainly because:
- I get outstanding results with the grey ScratchProof TDK DVD-R label
- and the extensive test of TTH01 published recently by c't magazine and reported on CDRLabs by MediumRare here:
http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic. ... &start=149

But take care this TTH01 MID code is polluted by some "strange" problems.

See for example this japanese post (babelfish translation) about fantasc media code reading:
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfis ... m&lp=ja_en

I made a report of all available TTH01 MID codes I could buy or that I could spot on online-shops
here in this topic:

I found 5 labels showing this TTH01 code and I have bought and burned already the candidates n°1 and n°2 as being genuine TTH01.
I believe candidates n°4 and n°5 are not genuine but it has to be prooved more precisely ...

For example the label candidate n°5 is a TDK DVD-R 8x "traditional blue" label
but when bought in spindles they show up sometimes as TTH01 and sometimes as TTG020.
The question that bothers me is:
when they show up as TTH01 is it a "true TTH01 dye" or a TTG02 dye with a TTH01 "miss-encoding" ?
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