dolphinius_rex wrote:Never buy Fuji anything.... at least not in North America, and especially Canada.
As for the TY product you linked to, it's Premium TY, so good compatability and inconsistant quality control... but still better then 16x TY.
So I should get rid of my 50 Fuji T02s soon?
Well, if it were *ME* I would only use them for unimportant stuff, and try to pawn them off on to people I don't care much for, or situations where I don't care if the disc will fail within 6 months to a year.
evilboy wrote:The inconsistant quality control is worse with Value Line.
Hrm, that's a tough one. I'd still take Value Line over Fuji personally, because at least I know what I'm ordering, as opposed to dealing with Fuji which could be Taiwanese or Japanese. I suppose the arguement could be made I should buy Fuji in store.... but that doesn't work into my schedule most of the time. Also keep in mind I don't ACTUALLY buy Valueline product.
evilboy wrote:TY is still a head above Ritek, CMC and stuff like that.
No argument on the Ritek, but CMC I'm not so sure about. In fact, I think CMC has proven no many occasions (most of them related to Verbatim perhaps) that they are capable of not only better quality 16x media, but even much more consistant then TY. Now it's also obvious that they don't ALWAYS do this, there is LOT'S of crap CMC out there... but the point I'm making is that CMC is quite capable of making a good and consistant product that can match or beat Taiyo Yuden's 16x DVD-R. I shouldn't have to argue CMC's 8x media quality I hope, especially their CMCMAGE01 (8x DVD+R).
evilboy wrote:Don't forget that 16x TY is one of the few media types which can be often burned at 18x with acceptable quality.
True, it's TY, Verbatim and Maxell (Japanese) that are generally capable of 18x recording.
evilboy wrote:Other companies like TDK and CMC had problems with their 16x media too...
It was CMC's MID code that caused most of the problems. The whole Taiwanese support problem is nothing new in this industry. Really, Taiyo Yuden is getting by mostly on reputation these days, and even that is beginning to fade. One look at how their 16x media started, and how their DVD-RDL media is STILL doing will show you that. But I suspect that Taiyo Yuden will quit the blank media business once DVD media begins to decline heavily.
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