today I discovered that Conrad Electronic is selling Tayo Yuden DVD-R x16 (29,95â‚¬ for 50 discs), DVD+R x16 (29,95â‚¬ for 50 discs) and DVD-RAM (??â‚¬ for 1 cartridged disc) media.
So this thread is for those who are searching for them in a retail store nearby and don’t want to order them online, I hope it’s ok to “advertise” this here.
They seem to be genuine TY:
[ul][li]Made in Japan (MIJ)
[/li][li]TY 50x cakebox (“long” lockmechanism, “FIC2-B” on the lid
[/li][li]Shrinkwrap is printed
[/li][li]MID for the ones I bought (DVD+R) is “YUDEN000-T03-00”
[/li][li]The ID number in the hub ring (innermost) is very hard to decypher, it could be: GF743YLO818OPH
[/li][li]Then there’s another ID more off the center on the first ring of the data layer: TH0000xx
The first disc on the top had some slightly damaged “coating” on the data layer side, as if it was handled incorrectly while the lacquer hasn’t dried. Also the content of the cakebox is a bit “dusty” compared to other media I usually bought (all Made in Taiwan), as if the packaging conditions weren’t that good.
I can’t do a quality test with my NEC-3500AG (2.1B) and I haven’t burned anything yet anyway. But once I’ve done that I will give feedback if it succeeds or not. Not very useful at the moment, but I’ve seen excellent tests with this writer/media combo, so I don’t think there will be any negative surprises.
Can anyone, looking at the characteristics I have given in this post, tell me if the TYs are genuine? Although I’m pretty sure they’re not fakes.
PS: The DVD-RAM, both SL and DL available, have a big fat “Made in Japan” logo printed on the shrinkwrap.
OT: How do I get the attached images to show underneath each other and not beside one another? It messes up the forum design so badly.