Originally posted by terminalvelocd
@Chriso: The cake box that houses the CD's have a bulge towards the bottom of it, yes. The CD's should also have a certain light blue cyanine dye visible on the bottom.
But you can't see the dye without opening the spindle.
The most obvious way to tell is "made in Japan". So far, every CDR I've had that was made in Japan was TY.
BTW, you guys are always trashing on Imation. Well, I discovered I have some Imation discs made by TY! I've got a bunch of the old 4x ones that Big Lots had for $.29 each in jewel boxes about 3 years ago, some are made in Taiwan (the usual CMC), some are made in USA (Ricoh), and some were actually made in Japan and are TY! No wonder my fail rate on Imation is low, but so far even the CMCs are holding up (a lot of them were audio burned at 1X).