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,
- 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" ?