Alright - I am confused.
I have been a long time Taiyo Yuden user - I have always used the TYG02 discs and have always bought from shop4tech. These discs burn beautifully (see tyg02 attachment from nero dvd speed below)
I was running low on discs so I ordered 200 discs from shop4tech again, this time I got TYG03 discs. These discs are HORRIBLE - worse than any cheap media I’ve ever gotten “free after rebate” at (insert retail store of your choice) … (see tyg03 attachment from nero dvd speed below). Every one of these discs burns, but all fail when I attempt to read them later (from the screenshot, you can see why)
These discs are identified as TYG03 (See discID jpg attachment) and gh000142 on the inner rim.
I have duplicated these results on an NEC ND3520A drive, a ND3500A drive and a BENQ Burner (forgot model number) at work - all with the latest manufacturer direct firmware. The bad thing for me is that since I’ve owned these discs more than 30 days, Shop4tech has not responded to a single one of my emails, and it might not matter since I am outside of their 30 day return policy. Essentially, I am stuck with 200 Taiyo Yuden coasters.
Anyone else had any problems? Has Taiyo Yudens quality truly become this bad with their TYG03 line?
**Note on screenshots - The disc quality tests were done on a “StarLogic” branded DVD Reader. For some reason, it identifies the media code as the ’ symbol instead of TYG02/03. I confirmed the media type through the NEC Drives, however they don’t support the disc quality test from Nero. Let me know if additional information is needed.