YSS tested one of these fakes of DVD-R 8x "Ritek-G05"
sold in Japan (they are the ones you are talking about in the news)
with several burners: Pioneer A10-J, NEC 4551, LG 4167B, LITE-ON SHM-165P6S, BenQ DW1640 ...
With the Plextor PX-755 (fw 1.01)
and 2 different settings of it's new AutoStrategy
The difference between AS OFF & AS ON (forced) is quite significant !
Note: this is no "pub" from me for fakes
but only a contribution in case we have some questionable blanks left somewhere or variations among batches of "good" MID codes