Finally found some TYG03 locally. Verbatim branded and more expensive than normal verbatim.
First thing I noticed was that the packaging was pretty crap. There was no foam spacer on top and the discs could move freely. This can cause scratches and whatnot easily. So if you got a spindle like this and it was mis-handled during shipping, you couldn’t blame the bad scans on TY for having a poor batch but rather TY for not packaging them properly.
There’s a bit too much dust on the discs for my liking. I am finding myself wiping off the dust on almost every disc so far. With verbatim I will get the odd disc with a bit of dust on it but if I dive in deeper into the spindle, I can always find perfect discs. This is not really the case with these TYG03.
The scans are ok. Nothing special to be honest. Most discs have above 1000 PIF. Playback in my DVD players is flawless. TRT in my fussy liteon is not always perfect though.
As far as I am concerned though, TY 16x media is not as good as verbatim. Sure this is only one spindle, but for the price I can get verbatim and CMC MAG E01, there’s no need for over priced and overrated TY media.
I will be updating with more scans in the next day or so in the media testing forum. http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?p=1784403#post1784403