In the CD arena, we’ve heard a lot about the distinct dye types, but I haven’t been able to find any equivalent on DVDs. Many different DVD brands I have all have the same purple color. To add to the confusion, I also saw the post regarding some MCC/Verbatim models possibly being TY although in the photograph, the packaging has the Azo logo on it. I also have MCC DVD+Rs that also have the Azo logo, but it’s also the same purple color as the others.
All of this is leaving me very confused . Are there really different dye types, or are they all the same? If the dye types are different, is the nature of a recordable DVD dye such that they can’t be distinguished from each other visually (i.e. The Azo on DVDs are not blue, no cyanine green or phalocyanine-on-gold/silver)?
If anyone can point me to any info out here in cyberspace that can help clear some of this up, I’d appreciate it greatly.
Thanks in advance!