[QUOTE=omegaman7769;2601398]I cannot believe that Taiyo Yuden discontinued their 4X LTH BD-R. Why would they do that? It was one of the most compatible discs I’ve found. And the burn quality was everything I expected from them
Anybody have any ideas? I notice that some sellers on ebay have them, but Supermediastore no longer carries them. The link says they are [EOL] which means end of life
My BD player does not support LTH discs, and yet it would read the TY discs. No doubt because of their insanely good burn quality. The Verbatim LTH discs do not play. I sure hope TY comes out with their BD’s in the states again. I trust TY over verbatim. I’m sure I speak for millions when I say that…
I do however see that some stores have JVC LTH discs. I suspect that these are the TY dyes.[/QUOTE]
There’s a good chance TY was using LTH media until they got their real BD-R production ready. LTH was much easier and cheaper to set up for manufacturers, but to get the quality TY was known for was a very difficult process for them. Even though their media was relatively more compatible than other LTH, the long lasting issues of LTH was still present, like high sensitivity to light.
When you burn something to Blu-ray you want it to last, and LTH just can’t support this because of its material. Non LTH discs like “archive for life” media by Digistor use an inorganic dye for the burn layer with a hard coat for scratch resistance. This has a very low sensitivity to light and will last much much longer! The price is incredible for these discs too because they’ve been doing them for so long.