Well, it should say where it is made at; look close to the UPC bar code and it should say "Made In...."
Regarding you expecting to get genuine TDK in a TDK spindle, I FULLY agree. :iagree: TDK and other manufacturers are inherent LIARS when they brand their media with their brand name, but then the CONSUMER (you and I) have to take it home now and pop it in our computer to find out the mid and who REALLY makes it. The problem is it seems most (if not all) companies outsource to other producers b/c of 'lower cost,' which sometimes translates to 'lower quality.' It is NOT right and you have every right to be upset. However, the problem is that you'll have a hard time getting a company to care about it these days, so the only way around it is to find out what's good media and buy it.
In my experience, these are good: :bigsmile: Fuji 8x DVD+R/-R 50pk from Best Buy that say "Made in JAPAN" (abbreviated MIJ in this forum) on them. Those will come up yuden000t02-00 (+R; the -R will come up TYG02) and are usually great media. :bigsmile: Another that is a different brand, but same mid as that is Sony DVD+R 8x 50 pk spindle from Circuit City (but it MUST say "Made in Japan" on the side, or it will not be the same yuden000t02 mid) or elsewhere.