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PlexDisc Ripping Off Plextor Name And Logo?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:09 pm
by Ian
I haven't gone shopping for media in awhile so I was a bit surprised to see Newegg selling Blu-ray media from a company called "PlexDisc". Has anyone else noticed that their name, logo and even the color of the packaging has more than a passing resemblance to Plextor?

Here's the logo. Aside from the obvious "Plex" in the name, the X looks a lot like the one in Plextor's old UltraPlex and PlexWriter logos.

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And then you have the packaging. Looks like a Plextor product to me.

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Thoughts?

Re: PlexDisc Ripping Off Plextor Name And Logo?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:19 pm
by Ian
Appears to be another Vinpower brand. PlexDisc has the same address and phone number as Optical Quantum.

Re: PlexDisc Ripping Off Plextor Name And Logo?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:45 am
by Ian
Yep, Vinpower is behind these discs. Apparently they're made by Optodisc.

http://www.hughsnews.ca/vinpower-plugs-optodisc-0049966

With the news that Taiyo Yuden will stop the production of all lines of Taiyo Yuden and JVC branded media after summer, where can one find a suitable alternative? Fortunately, Vinpower developed the Plexdisc line, which is manufactured by Optodisc, to follow the strict quality standards that Taiyo Yuden pioneered when they developed the first recordable CD-R many years ago. The Taiyo Yuden (TY) and JVC brands have been the standard bearers for recordable CD-R and DVD±R for many years.

Re: PlexDisc Ripping Off Plextor Name And Logo?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:45 pm
by stix
Yes, have noticed the close resemblance for awhile now. Seems to be a blatant ripoff of a logo/trademark.
I don't understand how they can get away with it.

Even more interesting is the news of TY closing media production. Very disappointing.

Re: PlexDisc Ripping Off Plextor Name And Logo?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:04 pm
by Ian
I wonder if it is somewhat legit as Vinpower is the main distributor of Plextor's few remaining optical drives.