[QUOTE=velvet45;2077537]Thanks for the welcome Dragemester,
That media was purchased by me back in late 2004 or early 2005 (Jan) time frame according to the UPS box it is still in.
I am only going by the numbers (GDxxxxxx series) on the media, and that I think I remember the source (cant remember who it was) advertised it as TY DVD-R. The supplier was recommended by this site at the time as a source of genuine TY- Japan. All I know is it is very early TY, and not sure if G01 is the same as what I have but it appears that they did produce some as value- line for a short time anyway.
No TY media has ever been “produced” as value-line. Value-line is factory seconds, close-outs and blems that is bought and sold by a 3rd-party distributer. In other words, it’s media that TY would otherwise throw away. That’s not to say it’s crap, it’s just not being sold by TY as their premium line of media is.