Recently i purchased several spindles of TDK 8x +R blank DVD’s from someone on Ebay (they were located in Texas).
Prior to purchasing these DVD’s on Ebay, i had been using TDK 4X +R blank DVD’S that i had purchased from Costco without a hitch. Every DVD out of that pack that i burned came out perfectly.
I received the 8x DVD’s that i purchased off of Ebay earlier today. I didn’t think anything at first as they came maufacturer sealed and unopened.
However after opening the package, i felt a noticeable difference in the texture of the DVD’s. With the label side od the TDK’s i purchased from Costco being a bit rough while the label side of these TDK’s that i purchased off of Ebay were super smooth. Next to the feel of the DVD’s if you are looking at them label side up, side by side, they look the same.
I burned one disc and it came out ok, but the second disc i burned ended up a coaster. I know it could just be a fluke since it has only happened to one disc, but why the dramatic difference in the texture? and i never had a single disc go bad out of the Costco bunch.
What do you guys think? Am i dealing with counterfeits here? can anyone offer me any further advice to help me out?
Many thanks people!