[QUOTE=daimyodrum;2132861]I was obviously looking for more information about these discs, so I can make a more informed decision.[/QUOTE]
I think you could have phrased your question better, and I admit, my response could have been better. I just didn’t get the sense that you had read the thread, or bothered to do any searching to see about other experiences with Sony CD-Rs. You sort of came in with a negative.
Look, it’s obvious that at the top of the food chain is Taiyo Yuden. If they’re not TY CD-Rs, then what you’re getting is a step below that. Other professional grade CD-Rs are too expensive, so what we’re talking about is regular consumer-grade media that average people can afford.
If you’re paranoid, or doing archiving of important things, stick with TY. Period.
After TY, you have a whole range of CD-Rs that generally work decently for everyday use. The main players these days are Ritek (Maxell, Office Depot), Daxon (Sony), and CMC (Almost Everything Else). There are all sorts of people who still have somewhat outdated opinions about CMC media, so they trash them at every turn. Ritek is generally thought of as good, as is Daxon, as long as you stick to major brands where that extra layer of quality control by a company with a brand reputation to protect is present.
Dealing with CD-R media is nowhere near as complicated these days as dealing with DVD or Blu-Ray media, so as long as you stay on he main roads, you should be OK.
And lastly, there is no way I would post a deal for some crap. If I wouldn’t buy it myself, then I don’t post about it. There have only been a couple of times when I posted something just as an FYI, but I made it clear that I had no particular opinion or knowledge about the item. In all other cases, I don’t waste my time or yours by telling you about something that is junk.