as far as i know quality 16x MIJ media isn't really available. there have been no rports of 16x TYs anywhere in stores. Fuji's are prodisc Sony's are a SONY ID. Not to mention the fact that I haven't been able to find MIJ media in stores near me in AGES.
Verbs don't cooperate with my system nearly as well as any TY I've bought in the past and I'm not concerned about speed.
I'm actually hoping to get 8x, but I'd be completely satisfied with 4x. If I get 16x I'll probably burn them at 8x anyway.
and in regards to quality, I've viewed enough threads and scans about the "value line" discs to think that I'm making an educated decision. From what I can tell there's very little if ANY difference between these discs and regular TY.
There's nothing wrong with this deal as long as people know what they're getting into (that the speed of the discs could vary and that they are labeled value line...whatever that might mean...which to me doesn't matter one bit based on teh scans I've seen.)