Has anyone noticed that the latest Taiyo Yuden CDs and DVDs are nowhere near as good as identical products from, say, a couple of years back?
In the last month, I’ve purchased three separate batches of TYG02 and the quality has been significantly worse than the same type of disc purchased previously. The differences were very noticeable - written with a Pioneer BDR-202 at 4X, I would get PIF total < 20 with the old batches but I would be lucky to see PIF total < 100 with the latest batches. Also, the average jitter is about 0.5% higher with the new batches.
Is there something going on in Japan?