ONe comment on the subject.
Most manufacturers don’t want to use the fake codes themselves however they have not much choice if there small. Small manufacturers codes seem to be very poor supported thanks to the fact that most drives decide on MID alone what write speeds are available.
Infact most manufacturers prefer to use there own codes that is if they were supported good ! (See Optodisc when Optodisc got good support from (LG,Pioneer and a few) they stopped production of the media with TYG02 code. Also Optodisc has tried to avoid the problem for there 16x media and it seems with succes !. )
Now the manufacturer has 4 choices.
1 Fake a code that has superior support.
2 Try to get a licens of big named code.(MAM-A -> TDK)
3 Just go on with crap support.
4 Fund firmware hacking which allows better support (3A media)
3 Is not a real option. Because it will mean sooner or later that the companny won’t survive.
2 Is also not that easy because you have to find a party which does want to licens under the right terms.
4 This is a nice option however in the long run I have doubts. Still while 3A support might suck they have proven that there media is actually of quite good quality and for this reason and there lobying they are slowly getting better support.
1 Now this one is the most questionable but it’s the most easy/cheap option for a companny to do.
Now is this questionable if you fake the code. Yes however what’s also questionable is the fact that most drives(BENQ and Philips are positive exceptions they do support it correct !) do not support media according to the standards. Originally it should read a lot more data as just the mid code when it comes to deciding the strategy however most of todays drives use only MID (+ revision) and for that reason are actually not working according to the standards.
So because most compannies broke the rules earlier now the smaller manufacturers again need to break rules because it’s the easiest option.
So think about it is who should we blame. The guys who faked the codes or the compannies who gave them allmost no other options because they screwed up things much earlier. Really respect to the smaller manufacturers like 3A who said we will keep usseing our own codes and will try to solve the problems a differnt way.
Also keep the followeing in mind most manufacturers of faked code media like to make clear that it’s there media not TY however most Distributer/Retailers think a little different about that. Hmm why not use the fancy code. It’s these folks which are the real pain in the asses.