I have read that companies like TDK, Memorex, and Verbatim will all use media from different sources and that the Taiwanese stuff is generally 2nd rate.....Japanese is the one we want.
All of the aforementioned discs that I find locally are the Taiwanese stuff. No need to pay $1/disc for questionable quality. I can do that for .60/disc unless I am missing something here.
Guess I need to explore mail order but thats a pain if the media does not pan out.