I was in my local COSTCO yesterday. I saw they had a new stack of the 15 pack of TDK DVD+R 4x media on the table. I took a look and saw a few of the packages marked MADE IN JAPAN! I had bought a pack of these a few weeks ago that were labeled made in Taiwan. These did not burn well in either my Plextor 708a or my Lite On 851s. They were RICOH 4x media according to the media code.
I bought a pack of these hoping they were actually TY media. Most of the other packages had the Taiwan label on them.
They must have mis-labeled them because inside was the same old RICOH that are in the packages marked Taiwan.
Has anyone else see these?
Has RITEK set up a plant in Japan, or has RICOH contracted with someone in Japan to make media for them now?
Or, is it just another marketing scam because they know we are all looking for quality media from Japan?