[QUOTE=deanwitty;2644220]The Pro-Century line refers to their gold DVD-R/CD-R line as well as their new platinum alloy DVD-R.
The distinguishing feature between Pro and Value is primarily their capability for overspeed burning. The value are certified to burn within BDA specs at rated speed. The Pro are certified to burn within that spec at the higher speeds allowed by most burners. Since the BDA spec requires a very high level of quality that many manufacturers do not aspire to, even the “value” are quite good.
All 4x FTI BD-R are TDKBLDRBB(000).
Longevity will be affected by burn speed. If you wish to have the most bullet-proof results at any speed, the Pro have the specs to give you that.
That $2.00/ea. deal sold out fast :). That price for Pros is a rare thing.
Falcon Pro will always have the “PRO” logo on the package like the one in this picture.
FTI doesn’t produce any BD-R that are lower grade than the “value”. MMM will not likely divulge exactly where their private label FTIs are specced, or respond to inquiries comparing their media to Falcons. It would not be wise for them to encourage a competition with a valued partner.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the reply, Dean.
According to a Falcon brochure, the Pro has a rating of 50 years lifespan. Are you suggesting that the same can be achieved for the Value media if burn speed is reduced to say 2x?
I would like to give these Falcon Pro’s a try. Are there any additional info such as product code, stamper code etc that I can rely on to tell if these are indeed genuine Pro’s?
Many thanks and best regards.