In numerous instances, mainly in choosy/picky players, the reflectivity of the media can have a huge impact on readability. I guess the Playstation 2 just has one of these "picky" drives like most consoles always had (for what reason I have no idea) that only takes high reflectivity media.
The best reflectivity, with good console compatibility can be found with several MIDs, two that are notably unstable and degrade fast (Ritek G04 and G05) but if it's for short-term they're probably the best options for such purpose. Then you have MCC/Verbatim, not as good as Ritek -R for this very purpose but still a good bet (needless to say, for any other purpose they're leagues ahead Ritek :bigsmile: ).
I think one of the worst MIDs for reflectivity is CMCMAG E01, and TYG02 is not great either.
Disclaimer: I'm not advising anyone to buy Ritek -R discs, here it's for a special purpose and short-term use so it just happens they are a good choice in this very instance. (Incredible :rolleyes: )