Tomorrows Sales (7/17/05 US)



My sincerest thanks for all your unselfish hard work you do ever week so others can benefit.

Just got back from Best Buy and bought the 25 pack of FujiFilm 8X DVD+ for 9.99.
Just ran through DVDInfoPro and it is indeed Yuden000T02.
Funny, they had a 50 pack for 39.99, hope some poor individual doesn’t buy those.
Easy to identify the MIJ from the MIT, MIJ has gray botton, MIT has black.
There were plenty of both at my local store. Didn’t look at the DVD- cause I only use +.

Another think I’d like to mention was while out I stopped in Staples and I saw they had a 50 pack of FujiFilm made in Japan 8X DVD+ for 17.98, didn’t look at the DVD-, they had both. Only thing I didn’t like about them was they had a dark blue finish covering the disk, I prefer silver to write on. I was not aware Staples sold FujiFilm brand, never saw them there before. I’m assuming there are Ty’s also if made in Japan.


Those are 30 packs here and they are 3 packs of 10 each different colors. They are Taiyo Yudens + and -.


You are the second person to point that out, thers’s another thread on Fujifilm 9.99. I could have sworn I saw a 50 pack spindle, must have been Jack Daniels looking at that shelf and not me.

If’ it’s only 30 it’s no bargain and I wouldn’t touch them, for 20.00 you get two packs of 25 at Best Buy, that’s 40 cents opposed to 57 cents.


Fist of all thanks ripit for all the hard work.

I have seen those 50 pack you are talking about. At frys they have them 5 packs of 10 each different colors. The + were all MIJ(didn’t check the -) They were @ $24.99 each, not much of a bargain considering they come out to about $27 each after tax. Unless you into the diff colors.

On another side note fry’s seems to only advertise the GQ media :confused: but if you ever in the store check on the media cause sometimes they do have more different media on sale.


Ripit! I had the same thoughts, if it won’t burn at at least 8X then its a non starter at any price. 4X would be good for the work place although. I will check them out Mon and see if any are 8X. Hard to believe they are still making 4X these days.
Thanks as always Ripit! Hows the 1616 doing?


Unfortunately, the Best Buy I hit today only had the MIT Fuji +R 8x. Now, I dont know how good these discs are so I passed. My manager wanted some -R’s and again I did not know how good the MIT -R Fujis are so I got him some Verbatims.

I myself grabbed the Sony +Rs that were on sale so I got my precious YUDEN000T02s anyway :slight_smile:


For the curious, the Office Depot 8X DVD-R on-sale DVD’s are:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:RITEKG05]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEKG05]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

So it’s a good deal on Ritek G05 DVD-R. Nice clean finish to write on, too.

The Office Depot near me only had plus in 4X :Z (too slow).

Here are the DVD-RW 4X at Office Depot:

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-RW:RITEKW04]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-RW] - [DVD-RW]
Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEKW04]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

These are Supposed to be pretty good. $12 for 25 is nice. :iagree:


You are correct the one from FRYs are the same media with 5 packs instead of the 3 offered at Staples, you are again right when you say they are not worth the price. I just bought two 50 spindles of TDK (TYG-02) at CompUSA for 17.99 each. The +8x were Yuden000-T02-000. They also had a load of TDKs MIT. You just have to look for the MIJ. But as for the Staples colored discs they are 30 for 17.94USD and as far as I am concerned, no bargain.


The Sony DVD+R’s at Best Buy are TY? Seems there is no way to know if you will get the SONY code or the TY code (MIJ) disks? :doh:


As far as I know:
Sony 8x +R MIJapan is TY02
Sony 8x +R MITaiwan is SONYD11
Sony 8x -R MIJapan is SONY08D1

The Sony TY02 does not use the regular TY spindle.


You forgot Sony 8x -R MITaiwan SONY08D1.


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).