Doesn't count any more because some verbatim departments are allready not usseing this qualificiation based on the fact that the quality differences are to small.
Lie what has been said above, CMC DVD media is very nice quality compared to their CD-R crap. If the CMC discs don't burn with good results, from my experience burning CMC DVD media on many drives, the problem is your firmware and not the media itself. They burn with very nice quality but don't expect the final results to be "burn quality hall of fame" material like MCC and TY code discs. I hate CMC CD-R media but I have no problems with CMC DVD media as long as I am not paying Verbatim MCC code / AZO prices for it.[/quote]
Correction here. CMC uses the same MCC AZO pigment.
Really there is not that much technical differences.
Fact is that some drives like MCC code more and overspeed higher and that MCC normal media has a better quality controle and waranty.
That's why I said the media should have same waranty and support.
Unfortunately as someone noted earlier, you do get CMC code DVD media under brands like Memorex, so paying Verbatim prices for CMC code discs is definitely not a good value. I have also purchased TDK printable surface DVD+R 8x media which is CMC media code. CMC seems to be the major producer of printable white media for a lot of good name brands.
Fact is that CMC has proven to be able to make very good media at prices which MCC and TDK can not make themselves. Now they could say we will use you as OEM however at the moment it's even cheaper to buy directly from CMC and with the quality that close this is acceptable.
Really if there's one companny on the market which made huge progress then it's CMC.
Why do you think they got most of the big OEM orders in the first place ?