Tomorrows Sales (7/17/05 US)



If they are Sony 8x+ MIJ chances are 99.9% they will be Yuden000-T02-000


No Two Degrees, the SONY08D1 is Made in Japan. In fact, I never see Sony 8x -R MIT.



YUDEN000 T02’s … b/t Fujifilm, TDK, and SONY +R’s … how do they rank in terms of the quality of the burn you get? I remember you mentioning you had better luck with the TDK or Sony’s vs the Fuji’s, but I can’t remember the exact pecking order. Appreciate your comment (or anyone else’s for that mattter).

Re. Packaging
( 50 pk spindle ) YUDEN000 T02’s … MIJ TY T02 TDK & Fujifilm have similar packaging style where the top cap section is flush with the base (vs. the MIT’s are about 1/4" -1/2" recessed into the base - ie. bottom base is wider than the cover). Not sure about the Sony MIJ TY T02’s. This is just from what I’ve seen locally here in Seattle, WA.

Also, from what I’ve seen, the Fuji MIJ +R TY T02’s in 25 pack spindle look like the MIT 50 pk versions, where the bottom base is wider than the cover.


Fuji 8x +R is usually Yuden. The 8x +R TDK I bought from CompUSA on sale were CMC, and the +RW TDK 4x were Philips. I’m attaching some scans burned and scanned on my LiteOn. Fuji 8x +R burned well at 8x, TDK 8x +R only burned at 4x, TDK 4x +RWs burned at 4x.


Are you saying the 50 count spindle I thought I saw was composed of five packs of 10 with different colors on one spindle?


Yes I did mentioned a while ago that my TDK and Sony TY02 is much better than Fuji TY02. The Fuji is not so bad though, still better than most media. Probably is just that particular spindle I got.


Oh Boy, too many sales this week. I just HAD to try some MIJ SONY DVD+R at Best Buy: [DVD+R:YUDEN000-T02-000] Woo Hoo! Got the Sony TY’s! :slight_smile:

Two 50 packs, in fact. You really got to DIG to find the MIJ ones. I think I drew some funny looks while I was going through all the cake boxes. LOL

Also got one 25-pack of Fuji DVD+R. Those were all MIJ TY [DVD+R:YUDEN000-T02-000] Gotta love Best Buy for cheap TY DVD’s :iagree: I think the Fuji’s have a nicer top surface than the Sony’s, though. Now need to test one on the BenQ and see if any difference between Sony and Fuji TY’s. (I bet there is not?). BTW: These only come up as 12X max on my Pioneer drives, yet the BenQ sees them as 16X max. Though it seems burning them at 8X gives much better results.


Are the sony and fuji media @ Bestbuy made in Japan?


Some Are, Most Are Not. :iagree:

Just be sure to look for the “Made In Japan” on the label. You might have to do what I did, and dig through the cake boxes to find the “gold”. (MIJ disks).


Easiest way to spot the Sony MIJ…look for the white spacers. White spacer = MIJ, grey Spacer = MIT.


Yes at least the ones I saw, so since you thought you saw a fifty I’m assuming thats the one. Think they were green,yellow,blue and red I don’t remember the other color but it was a 50 spindle in 5 packs of 10.


Thanks dtog! I will look for the 8X.


Anybody know anything about the imations at office max? Last time I got some they were ricohjpnr02 but when I recomended some to someone else he got cmcmage01? Anybody know how to tell the diffrence?


Thanks for confirming that I did in fact see a spindle of 50, thought I had some brain freeze, obviously not. Wonder if those colored ones are equal in quality as the silver.


I read on that the imation RICOHJPNR02 cake boxes do not have a lip on top and the bottom and top are flush. Went to my local Office Max, didnt find any cake boxes that fit this description. Walked away empty handed.


Ripit and DTOG! The Office Depot 8X-R is trying to burn at 12X on my 3500 as we speak! Seems to be slowing down!
Slow 12X/trying my Plex next!
Faster at 8X with Plex!
I will try my 109 this weekend!


I just got back from my local Staples. They had a end stand with Fuji DVD and CD media.

They did have the DVD-+R “30” pack 3 color for $17.98, no 50 packs at my store.

30 pack

3 Colors

16x Burn on my LG 4163B 105 firmware Patched

Quality Scanned

I know it was not a good deal but I couldn’t help getting them :slight_smile:

Also Serial number is TG001159…



No 50 packs of Fujifilm colored Tys at any store but Frys. All the one at Staples are 30 packs (three pack of ten) differents colors for 17.94 USD.


Well Two Degrees, I just saw Sony DVD-R MIT in my local bestbuy. I didnot buy it though so I cant tell the MID. I remember that I bought Sony DVD-R SONY08D1 MIJapan at Staples earlier this year. Maybe it was a print error on the label? I don’t know if the error is the MIJ or MIT…


The -R8X RITEK005/Office depot burned at 12X on the 109! Best burn so far, now I am burning with the 1616!
Worst burn was the hacked 3500 at 12X. Glitch in the movie where it had to slow down.
8X with the 1616!
That is the first ever media that had a bad burn with my hacked 3500 FW. This media does not like to be pushed beyound facory FW.