I'm not ready to make assumptions on this media yet... remember, with DVDRs, you REALLY can't just bring a product out. If Kodak wants their media to work, they need to have a code that is implemented in all the firmwares of the drives using their media. So a partnership with an established manufacturer makes sense for this. It is also possible, that if Kodak is really serious about bringing back their media, that we will see Kodak codes beginning to be intergrated into firmwares. I'm sure we will see it first with LiteON (and since we can pull these firmwares apart quite easily, we will know quickly!).
So far there are MANY questions left unanswered about this. We have made in India and made in Taiwan products. Some with Prodisc codes, and some with Media001 codes.... none with MBIL codes so far. Results of the media so far have been promising, but only time and considerable professional testing will really show if this media is what its' name's reputation would lead you to expect.
This may be still a very good thing... but it could also be nothing impressive. Only time will tell.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media