No!Look carefully that’s fake TY.OMG these Chinese are really good at imitating…
I supposed those are 25 spindle cakeboxes but unfortunately TY does not have 25s spindle cakeboxes.They put them into 30s cakeboxes which if you look carefully will have slightly some extra space to fit in more discs.These cakeboxes have discs which are entirely stacked up to its max height which isn’t the case…
A true TY DVD-/+R cakebox has:
1)A transparent cover which has 2 sections with unequal diamete lengths.One being smaller in diameter than the other.
2)The bottom section(in black) of the cakebox has grip-like pattern.
Oh yes, the two sections ^^" I didn’t really look careful enough.
It could be that the leaflet is above a stacking ring, though.
Stupid web-resolution photos (I thought the grip pattern would be missing because of the resolution.).
Very likely to be fake.
Branded TYs don’t usually come in shrinkwrap.Only oems do.Even rebranded oems have stickers on the side. http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/supermediastore/TY01X0238.htm
Even TY oem shrink wraps does not look like that.They have a white peel on top which is not exactly round.This company is indeed trying to copy TY’s unique form of packaging but apparently they failed to copy it entirely.
Only way is to look at the codes on the disc.TYG02 should have GG…
As am I. I was just about to post that when I saw it. That is the only 100% gauranteed way to tell. Either way I don’t trust any TY media that isn’t from a confirmed retail brand or being sold under it’s own label. The other stuff is just too damn risky.
Sorry centrilium I have to disagree, Panasonic TYs are stacked right to the top of the case as the spacer is placed at the botom of the spindle, therefore to say that because they are stacked to the top means they are fake is misleading.
JayC30, the Aone spindle kg_evilboy posted is entirely different.There’s no argument to that.The transparent cover does not have 2 sections.Even if a spacer being placed on the bottom of the spindle still makes it a 30s spindle.
How sure are you that the the spacer placed at the bottom could fill the gap for 5 discs?I have many TY spindles myself and from my experience the octagonal shape spacer+transparent protective discs are not enough to push the discs up to the top.
Look carefully at the Panasonic spindle located here.Isn’t there still some space left at the top?You will know by looking at the side edges.The Aone cakebox doesn’t seem like that at all. http://shop.panasonic.co.uk/invt/lmrs47mwe25
Look at the overall Aone products listed here: http://www.mediashop.cn/class_brand.asp?anid=35&brand=Aone&nid=272
Don’t you find that even the 50s spindle look suspicious as well?Surf to their forum and you would also get clues which mentioned that the TYs are fake.
However their Verbatims 5-colors may be real TY since they did state that they are made in Japan.
I have some Verbatim 5 Color Collection discs which are sold in 25pcs. The discs are stacked right up to the top and there is a really thick spacer at the bottom. I am quite sure the cake box without the spacer should fit at least 30 discs. And yes, these are real TYs. They have the prerequisite TY stamper code GG/GD/TC/TGxxxxxx.
The cakebox used by the Verbatims looks to be the same as the ones for Panasonic. I have actually seen those Pansonic discs on sale and handled a cake box of it.
Btw, I have seen Panasonic disc in a 10pc TY cake box so there actually are 10pc TY cake boxes.
As stated, those are real TY discs but that doesn’t mean they cannot sell fake TY discs alongside real ones.
Considering that the link posted by [B]centrilium[/B] says that most of the Aone discs sold in That’s-like cakeboxes are AML, it can be assumed that they might be fake.
On the other hand, Verbatim is using That’s cakeboxes for each and every official product photo for Amazon…
That’s how the Panasonics were packed, though mine had two realy thick spongey type spaces as opposed to one, thus taking up the space of five discs. The 8x -R ones I got on the spindle have GGXXXX code, and as I bought two spindles I filled up one from the second and left the ones that wouldn’t fit with my friend for him to use with his new writer. The 16x ones available in Currys.digital are GHXXXX and come in both spindle and 10 pack.
I have said before I am dubious about this relienca on spindle design, Maxel discs sold in Argos come in a TY style spindl, as do Tevion CDs sold in Aldi.