[QUOTE=Moomin;2232844]According to Heise, TY, who have bought the JVC media section a while ago, will start selling their products under the JVC brand in Europe.
Up to now, TY was not available except as unbranded media in Europe, making it difficult to tell the difference to cheap fakes. Some brands sell TY manufactured discs but you needed to know how to identify them. Now that TY gets its own brand it becomes much easier to get genuine TY media.
Heise also mentioned TY will start manufacturing Bluray in future.
The link (in German, use Google or Babelfish): Taiyo Yuden starts selling under JVC brand
Additionally older JVC media was mostly TY allready, that was untill they switched. So with the take over they look to be switching back.
Still I have doubts about this improving the availability much seeing how small the JVC brand name for optical media was so far in Europe, but still some stores might jump on it, because of the more known name.
About Maxell Printable. - Not all is TY. (ALSO CMC and if you have really old stock it’s maxell.)