I tried a bunch of my old CD-Rs in my Alpine car stereo and only Verbatim DataLifePlus plays, although sometimes it takes a while to find the track.
Sony, TDK and a cheap brand that I tried didn’t play. I burned using Windows Media Player 10 at 1x speed using my DVD±RW on my computer.
Seems like DataLifePlus is now discontinued. Are there better ones nowadays (I keep hearing about Taiyo Yuden)? Does the Alpine like the Verbatim DataLifePlus because it has a darker dye?