Long time lurker, occasional poster here Looking for a little help making sense of some of the changes in the DVD R market over the last few months or so.
My current stash of Verbatim Lightscribe DVDs (MCC 004 from India and Taiwan) is about to run out in the next month or so, so I'm shopping for something new.
I'm considering jumping into the field of printable discs and getting a Canon Pixma iP4500. But even if you don't have a disc printer, the printable discs look nicer than branded discs when you're finished writing on them with markers/sharpies/whatever.
However, I'm finding the choices of Taiyo Yuden to be quite limited these days at least on SVP.
I know Verbatim branded TY is not held in high regard here (could anyone tell me why?) to a lesser extent all TY 16x media, and even though I had bought a 10 pack of printable TYG02 (Datasafe Pro) in the past and had stellar results, they're gone, and everyone who posted about the 100 pack did so to reveal serious problems. Combine that with the fact I don't need 100 discs in one go, AND I prefer +R over -R, TY just doesn't seem to have anything out there that floats my boat ATM except some stuff listed at DiscImpex in Greece but that sounds like more hassle than its worth.
Before I forget about Taiyo Yuden altogether and grab a pack of these Printable 16x MCC 004 Verbs, are there any good Taiyo Yuden DVDs (preferably +R and printable) that you guys can recommend, shipping to Ireland?
Speaking of MCC, I'm seeing a lot more non-Verbatim MCC on SVP these days, a lot of MCC 003/004 in DVD+Rs, including subsidiesd DShirt discs, and a few in DVD-R including these from RiDisc, that I kinda like the look of.
Are these likely to be fake MCCs or genuine but "factory seconds" AZO dye discs?