[QUOTE=Albert;2069597]If I may remind people that, if I remember correctly, you will rarely/never get Lead Data-made discs under the Sony brand. That means that Sony-branded made in Taiwan media will be made by Daxon. Sony media made by Lead Data is produced for LD’s own brands and other brands that use Sony media.
I’d like to note 2 things I notice personally while shopping:
The amount of made in Taiwan media in spindles is dropping off in my area [Southeast U.S., retail shopping at Best Buy, Staples, and Wal*Mart]. The new packaging spindles are becoming more geared towards Daxon’s Malaysia operation [again, in my area]. I still find the odd Taiwanese package, though.
Whereas the 10-pack jewel case packs of Sony 16x media used to be made by Sony in Japan, it is now looking like they are going for Daxon’s Taiwanese media [backing up the idea of Sony not making much of their own media for most markets]. Quality is probably still good for the 10-pack jewel case packs regardless of origin.[/QUOTE]
Yep, agree 100% will all of that.
Lead Data-made Sony is what you find under off and house-brands like the “Great Quality” disks sold at Fry’s Electronics in the United States.
Sony MIT DVD-R has been dwindling for quite awhile, as Daxon switched most of the -R production to Malaysia over a year ago at least. Previously, the DVD+R has remained MIT, but that may be changing as well.
Even though 16x MIJ in spindles had disappeared long ago, you could still find them in the 5 and 10-packs with jewel cases. No more.