aviationwiz wrote:False labeling happens all the time. Just take disks that say for Audio, for Video, for Data on them. It's really just the same disk, with a different label, they get your money there. It's part of life, I just buy normal TY CD-R's and stay away from these "Gold" CD-R's.
careful what you say there Aviationwiz, there *IS* a difference between regular CD-Rs and Audio CD-Rs. Audio CD-Rs have a little digital signiture which enables them for use in Stand alone stereo CD recorders. Most stand alone stereo CD recorders will not burn a standard CD-R.
However, the rest of what you say is true. Both Maxell and Mitsui are known for their "for Data use" and "for Video use" CD-Rs/DVDRs and both companies have admitted that they are strictly for marketing purposes. (in the case of maxell, they admitted this to me personally
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