Used DVDIdentifier on my TYG02, is it the real one?

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#1

Hi guys,

I bought Taiyo Yuden DVD-R 8x from blankmedia.ca but I have a feeling it’s fake; I don’t know why. I read the sticky posts in here and theres a post that gives steps to scan my DVDs with DVDidentifier. So I followed the steps, here are the results (bottom). Even though every info states TYG02 and Taiyo Yuden. Are these sufficient proof?

Thanks


Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R:TYG02]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [TYG02]
Blank Disc Capacity : [2,298,496 Sectors = 4.71 GB (4.38 GiB)]

[ DVD Identifier V5.0.1 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]


#2

Hi and welcome to the forum, ShadowX114 :slight_smile:

If you look on the inner area of the purple dye, you should see a code like GG007009, as this is the code on my real TYG02’s and all TYG02’s have the GG****** code :slight_smile:

If it has this code, it’s the real deal :slight_smile:


#3

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Check around the hub of the disc for a batch code; for TYG02, it should be GGxxxxxx (where the x’s are numbers).

Edit: Whoops, beaten by Kev :bigsmile:


#4

Hi ShadowX114, welcome to CDFreaks! :slight_smile:

You can tell genuine Taiyo Yuden by the batch/lot number in the mirror band near the hub. You may have to look at the disc in a strong light to see it.

A genuine TYG02 should have a batch/lot number of the form: GG00xxxx
where xxxx is a number, e.g. GG000110

EDIT: Hahahaha! I’m waaaay too slow. :bigsmile:


#5

Thanks for the welcoming :slight_smile:

so all I had to do was checking the code on the hub? lol
I checked three of them and they all end by a 3, not 9. Therefore, its GG007003

fake? :frowning:

** I just read DrageMester’s post. So the final number is not really important, is it? so even if it ends with a 3, that doesn’t mean its a fake? nice.

Thank you for ur extreme fast help :smiley:


#6

That’s fine, they’re the real thing :smiley: - the number Kev gave with a 9 on the end was an example :wink:


#7

No, thats the real deal, as stated above the numbers after GG00 change with the batch :slight_smile:

EDIT: now look who’s too slow :bigsmile:


#8

You can tell it’s quiet in here when 3 of us rush to answer a thread :bigsmile:


#9

3 more people replied while i was editing my post! its very fast in here. thanks again guys :slight_smile: problem solved.


#10

It’s a friday night and we’re hanging out here… we’re pathetic! :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

You’re welcome :bigsmile:

Edit: @Drage - yes, we are :doh:


#12

oh, i have another question regarding the TY, I thought it would be better to ask it here than creating another thread. Does TY silver mate DVDs exist? As I really hate the shiny silver top, they get scratched very quickly and my hand prints on the dvd very easily after I finish naming the dvd. The silver mate on my Ridatas are amazing but I stopped buying Ridata after doing some research in here. so im wondering if TY has it too?


#13

No silver matte for TY. You can get TY 8x DVD-R with a silver printable surface though.


#14

Now that I think about it, if you consider Verbatim-branded TYG02 sold in Europe, then silver-matte TY exits…


#15

Yep I still have some of those. I think you’ll have a very hard time finding any of those now, however.


#16

Yeah, other than the usual shiny silver, those were the only ones that sprang to mind. Like Drage said, they’re pretty hard to find now though :frowning:


#17

This is a silver printable surface, right?

If so, then it’s good to me, my writing will be readable, my hand prints won’t print as much as on lacquer (the way I hold a pen is funny) and it won’t get easily scratched when the cd is in and out the CD binder. So, I’m happy as long as it’s not lacquer :slight_smile:
Thank you!


#18

Yep, those are silver printable (looks like a matte surface to me) - but make sure you go for a better manufacturer/brand than the one illustrated :wink: