To any of the experts on this site:
I’ve searched as much I could but only found branded related ID info for Taiyo Yuden. I just received my first batch of silver thermal finish generic Taiyo Yuden CD-R’s and after burning 4 of them only two will read TOC and/or cue up track 1. I have a Fostex CR 200 studio mastering deck, not a PC burner. I have been using Sony Music CD-R’s as a reference CD since they have not provided any issues for me (even though I am not restricted to these with these with the copy protrection bit, they have the only blue substrate on the commercial market) and have a stash of Kodak CD-R’s that are out of production with no problems. I wanted to expand my options for media and after reading the high praises of this brand was curious. Now so far I am disappointed. I am actually questioning if I really received authentic Taiyo Yuden media. All I have is a code of 80PG7673 and each one has a serial number printed on the clear area in a curcular patteren on the inner ring. The original cake box was broken in shipment so I don’t have that anymore.
Is there an absolute way to ID an authentic TY CD, pehaps even a program that will ID the manufacturer?
Also I am wondering why is there no mention of Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs gold plated media touted as the “BEST” also?
Thank you to anyone in advance for any info!!!