More folks are talking about something about which they don't have the know how.
Incase of Verbatim dvd-recordables made by Taiyo Yuden.
The used pigment is a AZO pigment. So stateing azo on the box is correct.
That still doesn't change the fact that Verbatim (and others such as the AZO branded POS discs) use the term AZO for marketing purposes. It's a buzz word.
Verbatim (TY): AZO written on the box.
Verbatim (MCC/MKM): AZO written on the box.
FUJI or any other TY: no mention of AZO anywhere.
Leave the technical specs aside, comment on my comment instead of posting personal attacks. For your statement to be true, AZO and cyanine would be one and the same.
I got a Verbatim AZO MCC in one hand and a Verbatim AZO TY in the other. Are they identicly built, with identical tech.?
From where I stand the answer is no. The reason they put AZO on the packaging of the TY disc is that they want to keep the look the same. They don't tell you that the disc is made by TY. (Of course ppl here knows how to find out, but Joe Cocker and crew don't). The spindle looks the same, except for Made in x.
Unless you got an official statement from TY that they manufacture the Verbatim branded (non pastel) discs with MCC tech etc. I stand by my point.
PS: I'm not saying you're wrong. But I think you read too much into what I wrote.
Sorry for the messy post,