[QUOTE=scorron;2231780]Okay, the Ritek Memorex Blacks are working perfectly in my Sega CD, but I still wanted something printable.
I went to Sams Club, bought 100 Verbatim Printable CD-Rs for $18. They are MII Moser Baers. They do NOT work in the Sega CD. I ave tried three different burners at every speed from 8x to 48x and they are worse than even the CMC Memorex in the Sega.
So, should I bother trying to buy some Taiyo Yudens online, or should I just buy Riteks since I [I]know [/I]those work?[/QUOTE]Ritek make decent CDs - never had a problem with the few Riteks I’ve had - it’s in the DVD category, and specifically with models G04 and G05 where Ritek gets a well deserved keyboard-bashing from the guys here.
Again, MBI is a decent CD manufacturer, but they evidently don’t work great in everything.
Verbatim CDs are something of a mixed bag - they could be anything as Verbatim outsources most everything and their manufacturers are free to use their own technologies and MID codes - hence Verb CDs with Verbatim/Mitsubishi MID and AZO dye are rare, at least in the U.S.
For those reasons most here would recommend Taiyo Yuden CDs as a catch-all for both quality and compatibility.
In any case, us CD freaks are ill equipped to advise you on whether or not to use the Riteks or look for Taiyo Yudens - if you really want a printed surface great, go for it, we can give you web links to good online stores that sell TY, but if you’ve got the Riteks working, do you really need anything more?
That is totally personal preference.
If you decide you want Taiyo Yudens (I’m assuming you’re in the U.S.) Check out these stores:
Taiyo Yuden @RIMA
(The Watershield Glossy White CDs look the best)