I wouldn't be so sure about TY - I am a volume buyer of TY since I produce hundreds of DVDs for companies & individuals and I notice a trend that worries me a lot, quality control is getting bad - and I am afraid that TY may soon be like RITEK. I personally use TY and get excellent scans and overall it is good media. I have noticed some disc with spots on the dyes, dust and other problems, particularly towards the end of the spindle, but that is not my main concern. What I am mainly worried about is the bonding problems. I notice that all batches I order now has this problem - From a lot of tests I have done I can determine there is a problem - I have a batch of RITEk and a batch of TY, I take each one and SNAP it broken with my hands, once it snaps broken in half, the disc's 2 layers should remain intact..... The RITEKs are kept in place, the TY on the other hand as soon they are snapped, the layers separate quite easily, this is a very bad sign. At this point I am questioning whether I can rely on TY any longer. I tried bring this issue up to a TY representative in the U.S. he was very arrogant and evasive, tried bring this issue up with the online reseller, he was arrogant and very rude and said I should take this to TY, each one blaming each other.