BD-R blank media: Which manufacturer hides behind the Labels?

[U][B]Warning regarding Infomedia-branded BD-R[/B][/U] (in the UK)

Infomedia-branded BD-R DL discs have recently appeared for sale on the web in the UK from various vendors, often at an extremely good price. But before you get your hopes up, it appears that they are [U]Ritek[/U].

http://www.optical-disc.co.uk/acatalog/BLU_RAY_50GB_Double_Layer_Discs.html

Worryingly, this supplier (who I suspect is the importer) now states that the SL discs are Ritek also. :eek::sad:

http://www.optical-disc.co.uk/acatalog/BLU_RAY_25GB_Single_Layer_Discs.html

If the SL are now Ritek, then it would be a disaster. The Infomedia-branded BD-R on sale in the UK so far have been Infomedia MID discs of very high quality and at a fantastic price.

I contacted that vendor and received this reply:

Yes these are now Ritek discs

Infomedia has now contracted out to Ritek to make their discs under
infomedia’s supervision

Hmm… The first statement contradicts the second.

It is notoriously hard to get a straightforward, accurate statement regarding the origin of optical discs. :iagree:

The second statement suggests Infomedia have outsourced production of their discs to Ritek. But I grew up with livestock and know bovine by-product when I see it. (On this occasion probably dispensed unwittingly.)

Best seek clarity.

The discs now use Ritek mid

Conclusion: They’re now Ritek discs (MID & manufactured by). :sad::sad:

[B]UPDATE [12 April 2016][/B]

[B]BD-R25:[/B]

[B]MEIRA1 (Panasonic MID) in[/B]

DigiStor Professional Grade BD-R25 6x (blue banderole?)

[B]RITEKBR2 in[/B]

Philips BD-R25 4x 10 und 50 spindles
Maxell BD-R25 4x printable
Quvido BD-R25 4x printable
SONY BD-R25 4x printable from japanese sellers
TDK BD-R25 4x printable
possible in JVC/Victor BD-R25 4x printable HTL from Japan
possible in Panasonic BD-R25 4x from Japan
possible in Taiyo Yuden BD-R25 4x HTL from Japan
Xlayer BD-R25 4x, printable with grey spindle = RITEK

[B]RITEKBR3 in[/B]

SONY BD-R25 6x
Platinum BD-R25 4x, 6x
Philips BD-R25 6x in spindles
TDB BD-R25 6x inkjet printable from Amazon UK
Primeon BD-R25 6x, 6x-10x
Infomedia BD-R25 6x

[B]LGEBRAS06 in[/B]

XLayer BD-R25 6x printable

[B]TDKBLD-RBB-000[/B] (Made in U.A.E.?)

possible in JVC/Victor BD-R25 4x printable from Japan

TDK-MID: TDKBLDRBD_(000) Made in UAE

[B]PHILIPR04 in[/B]

Mediarange BD-R25 4x, labeled + printable
TDK BD-R25 4x labeled
DISC9 BD-R25 4x, labeled + printable
Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x printable
Optical Quantum BD-R25 4x printable
XLyne BD-R25 4x

[B]CMCMAG BA3 in[/B]

Intenso BD-R25 4x
HP Hewlett Packard BD-R25 4x
possible in TDK BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay, might be RITEK BR2, too
possible in JVC/VICTOR BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay
possible in VERBATIM BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay
Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x printable 25er spindle Made in Taiwan, Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x GLOSSY printable 25er Spindel Made in Taiwan
Pidata BD-R25 4x white inkjet printable

[B]CMCMAG BA5 in[/B]

HP Hewlett Packard BD-R25 6x
HIDISC BD-R25 6x printable
Philips BD-R25 6x 5er Jewelcase
EMTEC BD-R25 6x 5er Jewelcase
Verbatim DATALIFE HTL BD-R25 6x printable (Verbatim 43804, 43811, 43812)

[B]MBIR06(000)[/B]

SONY BD-R25 6x
Mediarange BD-R25 6x
TDK BD-R25 6x?

[B]OTCBDR-002-000[/B]

Plexdisc BD-R25 6x

[B]LTH[/B]

[B]RITEK BO1[/B]

in TDK BD-R25 4x printable 25er spindle white banderole from amazon. de und amazon.co.uk

[B]BD-RE25 2x[/B]

[B]CMCMAG-CN2-000[/B]

Verbatim, Intenso, EMTEC, Platinum (?) BD-R25 2x

[B]RITEK BW1 000[/B]

Maxell BD-R25 2x

[B]MEI-T01-001[/B]

Fuji BD-r25 2x

[B]BD-RE50 2x[/B]

[B]TDKBLD-Wfa-000[/B]

TDK BD-RE50 2x
Verbatim BD-RE50 2x printable, VERBATIM1(000) possible

[B]BD-R50 DL Double Layer:[/B]

[B]TDKBLD-RFB-000[/B]

TDK BD-R50 4x printable TDKBLD-RFB-000

That´s BD-R50 4x printable without logo 10 und 25 original spindles

[B]MEI-T02-001[/B]

Panasonic, SONY, VICTOR/JVC BD-R DL 50GB 4x printable
That´s BD-R50 4x printable with logo in 30 original spindles

[B]CMCMAG DI6[/B]

TDK BD-R50 2x from Japan

TDK BD-R50 4x from Japan

DIGISTOR BD-R50 6x

Mediarange BD-R50 6x

Omega Freestyle BD-R50 6x printable

Xlyne BD-R50 6x ?

[B]Ritek DR2[/B]

XLayer BD-R50 4x

[B]Ritek DR3[/B]

Primeon BD-R50 6x
Primeon BD-R50 2x-8x
Infomedia BD-R50 6x

[B]MEI-RB1-001[/B]

Panasonic BD-R50 6x
SONY BD-R50 6x
DigiStor Professional Grade BD-R50 6x

HI ALL !

I got a 10 piece spindle here from "Mediarange DL 50GB - full inkjet printable"
Imgburn tells me; VERBAT-IMf-000

I think the “f” stands for faulty. Because these discs were hell cheap. And it is giving me issues around the layerbreak (Samsung SE506CB )

[QUOTE=Mazuda;2774416]HI ALL !

I got a 10 piece spindle here from "Mediarange DL 50GB - full inkjet printable"
Imgburn tells me; VERBAT-IMf-000

I think the “f” stands for faulty. Because these discs were hell cheap. And it is giving me issues around the layerbreak (Samsung SE506CB )[/QUOTE]

My VerbatimF discs had occasional layer break error spikes also. They were Verbatim branded too. Have you done any scans or just experiencing playback issues?

I wrote something about it here, hope it helps. It shows the imgburn logs and IBG plots of the faulty discs. Though Imgburn said they completed succesfully. The discs were destroyed out of frustration afterrwards so I cannot do a scan. Perhaps I will do another coaster on purpose. Using the same settings. And then do a ODC scan for the common good :stuck_out_tongue:

UPDATE [ 10 June 2016]

[B]BD-R25[/B]:

[B]MEIRA1[/B] (Panasonic MID) in

DigiStor Professional Grade BD-R25 6x (blue banderole?)

[B]RITEKBR2[/B] in

Philips BD-R25 4x 10 und 50 spindles
Maxell BD-R25 4x printable
Quvido BD-R25 4x printable
SONY BD-R25 4x printable from japanese sellers
TDK BD-R25 4x printable
possible in JVC/Victor BD-R25 4x printable HTL from Japan
possible in Panasonic BD-R25 4x from Japan
possible in Taiyo Yuden BD-R25 4x HTL from Japan
Xlayer BD-R25 4x, printable with grey spindle = RITEK

[B]RITEKBR3[/B] in

SONY BD-R25 6x
Platinum BD-R25 4x, 6x
Philips BD-R25 6x in spindles
TDB BD-R25 6x inkjet printable from Amazon UK
Primeon BD-R25 6x, 6x-10x
Infomedia BD-R25 6x

[B]LGEBRAS06[/B] in

XLayer BD-R25 6x printable

[B]TDKBLD-RBB-000[/B] (Made in U.A.E.?)

possible in JVC/Victor BD-R25 4x printable from Japan

TDK-MID: TDKBLDRBD_(000) Made in UAE

[B]PHILIPR04 in[/B]

Mediarange BD-R25 4x, labeled + printable
TDK BD-R25 4x labeled
DISC9 BD-R25 4x, labeled + printable
Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x printable
Optical Quantum BD-R25 4x printable
XLyne BD-R25 4x

[B]CMCMAG BA3 in[/B]

Intenso BD-R25 4x
HP Hewlett Packard BD-R25 4x
possible in TDK BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay, might be RITEK BR2, too
possible in JVC/VICTOR BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay
possible in VERBATIM BD-R25 4x printable from Japan/Ebay
Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x printable 25er spindle Made in Taiwan, Omega Freestyle BD-R25 4x GLOSSY printable 25er Spindel Made in Taiwan
Pidata BD-R25 4x white inkjet printable

[B]CMCMAG BA5 in[/B]

HP Hewlett Packard BD-R25 6x
HIDISC BD-R25 6x printable
Philips BD-R25 6x 5er Jewelcase
EMTEC BD-R25 6x 5er Jewelcase
Verbatim DATALIFE HTL BD-R25 6x printable (Verbatim 43804, 43811, 43812)
Mediarange BD-R25 6x new white/blue package design

[B]MBIR06(000)[/B]

SONY BD-R25 6x
Mediarange BD-R25 6x old package design
TDK BD-R25 6x?

OTCBDR-002-000

Plexdisc BD-R25 6x

[B]LTH[/B]

[B]RITEK BO1[/B]

in TDK BD-R25 4x printable 25er spindle white banderole from amazon. de und amazon.co.uk

[B]BD-RE25 2x[/B]

[B]CMCMAG-CN2-000[/B]

Verbatim, Intenso, EMTEC, Platinum (?) BD-R25 2x

[B]RITEK BW1 000[/B]

Maxell BD-R25 2x

[B]MEI-T01-001[/B]

Fuji BD-R25 2x

[B]BD-RE50 2x[/B]

[B]TDKBLD-Wfa-000[/B]

TDK BD-RE50 2x
Verbatim BD-RE50 2x printable, VERBATIM1(000) possible

[B]BD-R50 DL Double Layer:[/B]

[B]TDKBLD-RFB-000[/B]

TDK BD-R50 4x printable TDKBLD-RFB-000

That´s BD-R50 4x printable without logo 10 und 25 original spindles

[B]MEI-T02-001[/B]

Panasonic, SONY, VICTOR/JVC BD-R DL 50GB 4x printable
That´s BD-R50 4x printable with logo in 30 original spindles

[B]CMCMAG DI6[/B]

TDK BD-R50 2x from Japan

TDK BD-R50 4x from Japan

DIGISTOR BD-R50 6x

Mediarange BD-R50 6x

Omega Freestyle BD-R50 6x printable

Xlyne BD-R50 6x ?

[B]Ritek DR2[/B]

XLayer BD-R50 4x

[B]Ritek DR3[/B]

Primeon BD-R50 6x
Primeon BD-R50 2x-8x
Infomedia BD-R50 6x

[B]MEI-RB1-001[/B]

Panasonic BD-R50 6x
SONY BD-R50 6x
DigiStor Professional Grade BD-R50 6x

[B]VERBATIMf[/B]

Mediarange BD-R506x new white/blue package design (CMCMAG DI6 still possible)

Thanks Katraine - always find your information very helpful.

[QUOTE=Mazuda;2774416]HI ALL !

I got a 10 piece spindle here from "Mediarange DL 50GB - full inkjet printable"
Imgburn tells me; VERBAT-IMf-000

I think the “f” stands for faulty. Because these discs were hell cheap. And it is giving me issues around the layerbreak (Samsung SE506CB )[/QUOTE]

I got ahold of some Mediarange BD-R50 6x full inkjet printable in 10 piece spindles with the mediacode VERBATIMf, and I can confirm bad quality issues around the layerbreak.:(:Z
Burned them with 4x in a second generation LiteOn, which usually delivers good results with this mediacode, but no chance.:sad:

I talked to the Mediarange custumer service and asked, why they changed the mediacode. It´s because CMC Magnetics couldn´t deliver enough CMCMAG DI6 when Mediarange ordered new BD-R DL, they had free capacities for VERBATIMf only at that time.
Seems, as if Mediarange got the worst of it.:frowning:

It´s a pity, You can´t buy Mediarange BD-R DL any more as long as these ugly VERBATIMf are out there, because You can´t tell from the spindle, what´s in it and no retailer can or will tell You.

So another good source for good quality BD-R DL media bites the dust.:doh:

I cannot upload the scan, I don´t know why.:confused:
Perhaps too much red in it?:a

Hi, quick question… Anyone like the plexdisc bd-r dl 6x white inkjet for reliability ?

Some customer reviews at amazon.com say they are Verbatims, must be CMC made VERBATIMf then.
If You can´t scan Your burns, I wouldn´t trust them blind, could be the same crap Mediarange sells currently.

Mediarange BD-R50 6x printable (spindle of 10) new blue/white package design
manufactured by CMC MAGnetics
Mediacode VERBATIMf
burned (or burnt) at 4x speed
in a liteOn iHBS 312 2:

FUBAR!:a:sad:

My LG BH10LS30 aborted the burn of the second disc out of the same spindle with 6x at 55% with the famous I/O error.:a


Mediarange BD-R50 6x printable (spindle of 10) new blue/white package design
manufactured by CMC MAGnetics
Mediacode CMCMAG DI6
burned at 6x speed
in a Pioneer BDR S09 :bow::clap:

I got both mediacodes in the same delivery. What a mess!:rolleyes:


[QUOTE=katraine;2776481]Mediarange BD-R50 6x printable (spindle of 10) new blue/white package design
manufactured by CMC MAGnetics
Mediacode VERBATIMf
burned (or burnt) at 4x speed
in a liteOn iHBS 312 2:

FUBAR!:a:sad:

My LG BH10LS30 aborted the burn of the second disc out of the same spindle with 6x at 55% with the famous I/O error.:a[/QUOTE]

Burn any better with a different writer?

I didn´t try any other writer.
Two total losses out of two are enough for me.:frowning:
The LiteOns were my first pick with 4x speed for VERBATIMf, if they cant´t deal with this mediacode, it´s hopeless.
I contacted the Mediarange customer sevice and sent them my scans.
The LG BH10LS30 with 6x was their suggestion for their VERBATIMf.:doh:

I sent my faulty VRBATIMf to Mediarange then and got very good CMCMAG DI6 in exchange and I´m happy now, thank You, Mediarange!:flower::clap:

2x “original” Verbatim BD-R50 6x printable (JC)
manufactured by CMC MAGnetics
Mediacode VERBATIMf
burned at 4x speed
1st in a liteOn iHBS 312 2
2nd in a TEAC BD-W512GSA (LiteOn Clone)

The area around the layer change is not a problem here. :wink:



[QUOTE=katraine;2776538]
I sent my faulty VRBATIMf to Mediarange then and got very good CMCMAG DI6 in exchange and I´m happy now, thank You, Mediarange!:flower::clap:[/QUOTE]

Here in Brazil, if you ask to exchange defective media or to distributor, the answer you receive is: “Update your firmware or change your drive. It’s not our problem”… :sad:

They haven´t developed new mediacodes for years, so any writer available should - theoretically - be able to burn any medium available in good quality.
It´s always the same lame excuse.:a
There are only a few brands left which still take complaints about quality seriously and care for what they are selling.:frowning:

Hi-Disc BD-R50 6x = RITEK DR3 :doh: :Z

I bought some BD-RE 25Gb from TDK, ODC shows that it’s a Ritek one (RITEKBW1 001). I burned it, verified and guess what. Read errors near the edge of the disc. Not even a scratch.

I can’t scan the quality because I got a BH16NS55, but the transfer rate failed 3, 4, and even 5 times at reading the disc.

Also, my HTL BD-R’s from Verbatim are CMCMAG BA5. Didn’t have any problem so far, but my LTH “VERBATIMu (000)” ones were so problematic, Transfer rates are coasters and 5 of 25 were faulty discs.