[QUOTE=Albert;2720723]Made by FTI in the UAE.
A similar example: http://club.myce.com/f179/tdk-bd-r-sl-273605/#post2621006 [Post # 12 in the TDK BD-R SL results thread].[/QUOTE]
Thanks, Albert. That would have been my first guess. However, the SmartBlu Premium 4x BD-Rs (both blank shiny and hub printable) indicate “Made in UAE”, while the Valueline ones do not. Also, the print surface is not quite as good as those of the Premium discs. That’s what prompted my question. Thanks again for the info.