The last 3 days I’ve been reading threads and websites about media codes and manufacturers and I give up. Until now I learned that Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden score best among users. And that TY are ONLY made in Japan and that you not only need to check the media code but also the batch code since lots of fakes are spread. Also that brand names say nothing because all they do is buy media from other manufacturers that can be good/bad and put their name on it. But the verbatim stuff is even more confusing. I’ve seen a lot of MCC, CMC, Prodisc, Taiwan, India, Moser Baer, Singapore etc. And I also saw that users prefer Verbatims with media code MCC… and figured out that’s Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. OK, but is that made in Taiwan/India/Singapore… or does that depend? I went to the MCC website and could see hundreds of locations and companies that they have all around the world so that info was of no use either.
Does it make a difference to check if it’s made in Taiwan/India/Singapore or is the media code MCC enough to be sure of the quality? For instance, if you as a pro would buy an MCC004 DVD+R 16x disc sold by Verbatim because you know it rocks, do you give a damn whether it’s Taiwan/India/Singapore/whatever?