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

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#41

[QUOTE=Ibex;2760683]Nice. Do you fancy being our guinea pig for the SL ones as well? :bigsmile: :clap::clap:[/QUOTE]
These? http://www.amazon.com/DIGISTOR-Blu-ray-Recordable-Blank-Media/dp/B004DN7PBW/

They’re a little stiff for single layer discs. These have burned very nice for me and are a lot less per disc. I haven’t tried them since they’ve become available again in changed packaging. So I can’t say for certain they’re the identical discs as before. The MID is the same though.


#42

I just bought some of the “new” Melody BD-R discs with the different packaging, so I’ll see how they compare to the older ones from before.


#43

Hi katraine. I’ve recently bought some BD-25s sold under the label “PLEXDISC”. They’re fairly cheap by downunder standards and seem to burn ok.

The MID code is OTCBDR-002-000. Do you (or any of our other media experts) know or have any idea which company actually makes these?


#44

[QUOTE=philamber;2760941]The MID code is OTCBDR-002-000. Do you (or any of our other media experts) know or have any idea which company actually makes these?[/QUOTE]
Amethystum Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. per the BDA


#45

[QUOTE=Stereodude;2760949]Amethystum Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. per the BDA[/QUOTE]

Related to what we knew as OptoDisc, correct?


#46

[QUOTE=Albert;2760974]Related to what we knew as OptoDisc, correct?[/QUOTE]
They are most likely just an OEM manufacturer that the current owner of the Optodisc’s know-how/technology/trademark (Vinpower) hired to produce BD-R media.
Amethystum Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. is a daughter company/subsidiary of the Chinese optical media manufacturing machinery producer called Samlink Technology Ltd..
What’s really interesting is that they were able to sell at least one BD-R line to some mysterious USA company (Samlink BD-R LINE was put into prodution smoothly in LA,America).
Has anybody ever heard about any “Made in the U.S.A.” BD-Rs?


#47

Never. I can’t even imagine what brand (if any) they would be sold under.

My wild imagination says: That seems like it would have been specialized. Maybe they made discs exclusively for duplication (for use by the movie industry, perhaps)? I can’t think of any other industry that would even bother with a single BD-R production line…or if it would have been easier to do that than to distribute pressed BD media.


#48

[QUOTE=Stereodude;2760847]I just bought some of the “new” Melody BD-R discs with the different packaging, so I’ll see how they compare to the older ones from before.[/QUOTE]
Results posted here.


#49

[QUOTE=Ibex;2760683]Nice. Do you fancy being our guinea pig for the SL ones as well? :bigsmile: :clap::clap:[/QUOTE]
It turns out jadburner already has. Start reading here.


#50

Hi I got 50 Plex for under $25 not one coaster unless you count me trying to get ISO and DIVX to download to Blu Ray Im trying Clone but it doesnt seem to help but try Plex


#51

I bought a Digistor with the Matshita drive back ound 2009 ,just call and they will do there best or if thats not enough they will take the the BluRay Burner or Blank Disks and at least fxed for me


#52

Or there is the M Blu Ray etc Thousand Year guarantee check out new burners kike Samsung CB series and it says Mdisc usable


#53

[QUOTE=philamber;2760941]Hi katraine. I’ve recently bought some BD-25s sold under the label “PLEXDISC”. They’re fairly cheap by downunder standards and seem to burn ok.

The MID code is OTCBDR-002-000. Do you (or any of our other media experts) know or have any idea which company actually makes these?[/QUOTE]

I’ve just ordered some of these plexdisc. A few google searches have confirmed the MID you posted. Got mine for $29 per 25 pack. If you find them cheaper let me know (providing they burn well of course).


#54

[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.


#55

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:


#56

[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


#57

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 )


#58

[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?


#59

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:


#60

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)