Went to the city the other day and picked up some LG branded CMC MAG AM3. Got a 50 pack for $15 AUD which is the cheapest I’ve seen blank media in Australia.
Also saw some verbatim 4x +R movie reel discs in a grocery store!! I paid $16 for a 10 pack in jewel cases. Much more expensive but couldn’t pass up the old school goodness.
Initial burn with my 111L on the CMC AM3 discs was really bad looking! Pic is below. Was the first disc of the spindle so I shall try again later with the 111L. The 4167B yielded slightly better results @ 4x and 8x than the 111L managed, but still not exactly what I would consider a top burn. But for the price I am not complaining. The actual discs themselves are very clean without any dust on them, there are no glue problems and it plays back without any problem on one of my slightly fussier drives. Haven’t tried the PS2 yet.
Initial burns on the MCC002 are a great example of quality over price. The burns in my H22N are superb to say the least.
My question to you guys is: Should I buy more MCC02RG20 ? Feel free to make any comments or post your experiences/opinions about these two media.
Some links to my scans below:
AM3 results are on this page and the one before it.