I’ve learned a lot about DVD media and burning from this forum. I recently upgraded to the BenQ 1650 so I could scan my burns. Got ahold of some good SL media (TY02 and MCC004) on sale locally, and sure enough, I’m getting some great burns!
I needed some CDRs, so I read all I could find. As all of you know, it’s a crap shoot finding what you want! I did read some recommendations for Verbatim, but the pastels and super azo are not available locally. I bought a tub, and found them to be prodisc, which my burner does not like too well :Z I guess current verbs are either prodisc, or CMC (which worked a little better for me). Next up was Sony (non audio) which work quite well The Sony music disks I could get are TY, and they burned the best. Kind of a surprise, I found some Ritek (from OD) that were between the Sony regular and Sony audio (TY) disks, and they were quite satisfactory. So, my order of preference would be:
Sony music (TY)
I’ve read that the 1650 is not the best for scanning CDRs, as it does not (accurately) read C2 errors, however, it’s better than nothing.
Sorry for the different scan rates, all new scans are done at max, as that seems like the standard.
From what I could find the best source for Riteks are Maxell, with TDK being made by Ritek or CMC. Anyone have an update on that, or a way to differentiate Ritek tubs from other media in TDK or some other brand (Memorex, OD etc)?