Ricoh JPNR03 suck??? Whatever, I dunno what the BenQ does with them, but the 3500a is producing burns that rival the best Yuden burns with them! The Ricoh JPNR03 are in a purple 25 pack and do say made in taiwan on the side of the package. The bottom has a thick lip with 6 spokes in it, and there is a paper label covering the disks. I dunno if the other types of media will be any different or not. Good luck, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that you'll get any better results with CMC if you get CRAP with Ricoh JPNR03 and Prodisc :rolleyes: . Most other people have great results with those two medias, so I dunno what makes you so special :Z :Z :Z . I personally love the Ricoh JPNR01, and the prodisc media I've tried all burns @ 12x.