Most people prefer TY media and that tune hasn't changed for years. Back a few years ago when researching media white hub-printable media I was steered to the Ricoh media and have been buying it since while using TY and Verbatim for my not white media as I could get deals, like the Verbatims I bought this week for $16/100.
The question is, what is the difference between the TY Premium and the TY Valueline media? Is ALL TY media good, or is their Valueline not that good?
I just bought a box of Valueline TY media and am concerned now that might not be very good.
Part of the reason for asking this is I need to buy more white media. I normally shop at the Supermedia store and here are the options:
Ritek 16X $25/100 and they are rated 4 by the users
TY 8X Premium $40/100 and rated 4.5 by the users
Ty 8X Valueline $30/100 and rated 3.5 by the users
Ritek 8X $32/100 and is rated 3.5 by the users
I know there is more knowledge here than amongst the users who rated the media at the store. The Ritek 16X at $25 is very tempting but I haven't used their 16X media before.
Based on the user ratings, the Ritek 8X is equivalent to the TY Valueline, the Ritek 16 X is better then that, and the TY premium is better then that.
I have yet to make a coaster with the Ritek media in all this time, but I am also concerned about being able to read my media years from now.
I know there are people here that think the only media to buy is TY Premium, but has it been compared to the Value media?