[QUOTE=negritude;2185565]Right, but because of their financial situation, the quality of their production has dropped significantly, and consequently, many manufacturers have severed their ties with them.
So, Prodisc still makes DVD media, but nobody wants it.[/QUOTE]
This is evidence that Maxell, which had been using Prodisc for some of its recent DVD-R media, has only now begun using CMC for most of its DVD-R media.
[QUOTE=negritude;2185566]1. Yes, they are Prodisc.
- No, they are not even remotely as good as the old-style Prodisc you remember.[/QUOTE]
And even the lip depth is no longer a reliable indicator of whether CMC or Prodisc made those Verbatims. When the neo-Verbatims first appeared at my local Office Max a year ago, I picked up two 50-pack spindles of DVD+R and one 50-pack spindle of DVD-R. The DVD+R cakeboxes had the deep lip on the edge with TNR font (they contained CMC-made PAPA discs). The DVD-R cakebox had a shallow lip on the edge with bold Sans-Serif font (which should have indicated Prodisc-made Verbatims in the package) - but surprisingly, that cakebox contained CMC-made MAP6 discs.