I’ve been doing some research to see what the current consensus is on who makes the best BD-R and BD-R DL discs. It appears that a fair number of people like Panasonic and Falcon Media. However, from looking at Falcon’s website it appears they simply re-label TDK BD-Rs and BD-R DLs are no longer listed. Falcon’s headquarters are in the UAE, which makes sense as that is where TDK makes their BD-Rs.
The same goes for Falcon’s DVDs. They use a mixture of TDK, MKM, and MCC (which I think is Mitsubishi’s low-end manufacturing arm).
Finally, there are also a fair number who swear by SmartBlu printable BD-Rs, with even a few claiming them to be made by Falcon Media, but these also are TDKs.
So, am I confused or missing something here? Is Falcon indeed not a manufacturer, and simply relabels discs, so there should not be an uber-quality mystique around them?