I mostly agree with you. However, I wouldn’t go quite that far as to state “and all of them have playback problems”.
Too much of an absolute blanket statement. I’m not a TDK fan by any means, but occassionally I’ll try something new out of curiosity myself despite the often negative feedback.
I recently bought a pack of those ‘Snap "N Save’ sets which have 3 coloured cases containing 10 discs in each case. +R variant (TDK 003). I haven’t burned a lot of them yet, but so far I’ve noticed huge variation between cases.
Started out with the purple discs and the first few burned and scanned quite well in myLiteOn 18x and I thought I was on a winner.
I haven’t noticed any playback issues on several standalones I have (yet) of the discs that burned and scanned well.
The next ones I tried out of the blue case however were as different as chalk and cheese and definately “rubbish disks”.
I haven’t started on the green discs yet but it’s beginning to look like a “lucky dip” as to what you get with TDK 003.
I wouldn’t buy them again because of the obvious QC problems and variation between discs. Another CMC MAG M01 where firmware can’t work with a moving target jumping all over the place .