Fuji 25pk DVD+R 8x @ Best Buy $9.99

It looked like a good price to me (Newbie to the DVD game) and they appear to be real YUDEN000T02’s.

                            Media Information                            
Region information                                    N/A not a DVD-VIDEO
Media code/Manufacturer ID                                    YUDEN000T02
Media Product Revision Number                                         00h
Format Capacity                                                Blank Disc
Free Blocks                                                     405405696
Free Capacity                                              4.38GB(4.70GB)
Book Type                                                           DVD+R
Media Type                                                          DVD+R
Manufacturer Rated Speed                                   8.0x 11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV 16.0x  22160KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV 12.0x  16620KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  8.0x  11080KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  6.0x   8310KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  4.0x   5540KBps
Available Write Descriptor                           CLV  2.4x   3324KBps
Linear Density                                                 Blank Disc
Track Density                                                     Unknown
Number of Layers                                                        1
                           Complete Media Code                           
00000000 01 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3F .............&.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 59 55 44 45 4E 30 30 30 54 .......YUDEN000T
00000020 30 32 00 38 23 54 37 10 02 4E 72 02 8C 63 16 16 02.8#T7..Nr..c..
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 ................

Best Buy is selling TY02’s branded as Fuji 8X +R for $9.99 for 25 bulk… Not a bad deal so I bought 7 cakes. Brought them back to the office, checked them with DVDInfo Pro, and the MID was YUDEN000T02. For what’s it worth the the ID on the center of the disk is TG001125…

The ID on my TY’s from Rima and my TY’s branded Sony8X+R is TG001133.

With that said, here are scans of the BB deal @ 8X burned on a BenQ 1620, NEC3500, and "My Favorite :wink: " a Liteon 1633… The last of these four scans is a 12X burn of the ID TG001133 branded Sony 8X.

Although you could argue that I’m a whinner and these scans are OK, the new Fuji branded stuff shows significantly higher total PI’s and PIF’s than what I’m accustom to with the ID TG001133…

What is the significance of the code (seen in the center of the disk - reverse side) to the expected quality of the disk…


I have several spindles of each of the same ID #s as you 50 count, from RIMA and BB. I have not seen any difference in the burn quality between the two ID #s, Pi totals similar to yours and pif totals around 100~150, sometimes less sometimes a little more. Its been this way since I got my NEC3500AG several spindles of TYs both from RIMA and BB.

So you don’t believe the ID on the disk is significant… Ok then, you’re probably right, thanks.

This is the third time I’ve purchased Fuji’s and could not get the same results as I get with TY’s from Rima or under different branding… I must just be lucky :wink: :wink:


Now here’s something ya don’t see everyday… QScan reports that the BB Fuji’s (TY02’s) can safely burn @ 4X (huh?)… Of course the TY02’s from Rima can burn @ 16X… :wink: :wink:

Now I’m not suggesting fake TY’s, they are branded Fuji and retailed by Best Buy… But there’s gotta be some reason for this! This is a huge difference!

I liked it better when they were priced at $3.99 and I picked up 12 spindles. :smiley:

Thanks for the QScan screenshots & comparison pcdoc!
Very interesting indeed…

I’m getting the same results with my BB fuji’s!
FYI: they are 1133’s

I"m starting to think, given the inconsistent quality we’ve seen from the branded TY media, that we all should resist the tempting sales and stick to bulk unbranded TY media available at the various online retailers.

Just maybe there is another reason for all the sales in recent months…

Do you believe in QScan or the actual 16X burns? Care to post some 16X burns comparing the BB TYs and Sony/RIMA TYs?

I honestly cannot draw any conclusion about these fine burns. Perhaps the 16X burns will prove me wrong.

If you want to be fair to the media, test it at 8x. It is, after all, 8x rated. :wink: One shouldn’t really get too upset because some batches of 8x media don’t burn as well at 16x.
Let’s make a list of all the 8x rated media that burns at 16x…