[QUOTE=DJCapricorn;2115118]What is CDSpeed and how can I use it to analyze the CD/DVD burner on my HP PC? Thanks in advance for your guidance.
I also heard that Sony packages T-Ys - can you tell me what to look for in the Sony section so I know I’m getting genuine T-Ys?
You can find CDSpeed here - it’s free.
Where are you located? If you’re in the US, you’ll find Sony branded TY discs as in SeanW’s post - I had some of these sent to me (I’m in the UK) and they are indeed TY. Also, Fujifilm CDR can be TY, as long as they’re Made in Japan.
If you’re in the UK/Europe, you can find TY discs as Verbatim Pastel or Verbatim Extra Protection CDR (make sure the extra protection ones say Made in Japan though, as they can be made by other manufacturers too).
In fact, just look for any CDRs labelled “Made in Japan” on the packaging.
Just a sidenote: my step-dad is a DJ, and he uses TY discs for all his needs (and the discs do get some abuse, LOL)…they do the job fine, burned at 16x on a Samsung DVD burner.