My interest is my DVD’s. I enjoy doing them, inkjet printing on them etc. And want them to last 20 - 30 years.
I’ve read a lot of very emphatic posts about how bad RITEK are yet I vividly recall on the old (sadly lost) dvddecrypter site how they were second only to Taiyo Yuden.
Now I read that some Taiyo Yuden are bad.
I contacted Ritek who claim their “real conditions” life expectancy is 30 years. I contacted Taiyo Yuden - 100 years (??)
I have bought Taiyo Yuden but the packaging says “Taiyo Yuden OEM”. The Media code/Manufacturer ID is TYG02, the same as the ones I bought that don’t have the “OEM” on the labelling. Wondering what the difference is I emailed TY who, politely, replied that they cannot discuss “OEM” products for “commercial reasons”. Non OEM they did talk about.
Can somebody please explain to me why RITEK are no longer regarded as good and if I can reasonably expect about 20-30 years from any Optical Disk - or at lkeast until DVD’s become obselete and I can copy them onto the ne technology (probably a pinhead microchip (smiley supposed to be here)
You’ve probably gueesed I’m a movie freak - not somebody who loves testing dvds all day.
Thanks for your help.