Verb -R package change ?!

hey fellas,

I’m used to buy Verb -R 16X here in europe.

they’ve had the navy blue package since forever.

and today I’ve got packs that look like this :

Verb have the 2 different packages on their website :
http://www.verbatim-europe.com/index/product.php?cat_id=13&sub_cat_id=23&pid=46&lang_id=1

I love the CMC made MCC03RG20…and these are MIT, and carry the same —DVR---- code in the hub, and they have the same stinky glue smell.

so did they just change the packaging, and also the layout on the disc itself for change’s sake ?

or did I end up with US stock ?
I think I’ve already seen this package on meritline or sumthing.

or are these made by Prodisc ? :frowning:

thanks for any insight :bow:

actually, how can I find out if my MIT is CMC or Prodisc pls ?

I think my last batch was Prodisc, and it burned a lot better than my CMC on my Pioneer 108 ?!?!

if I check the hub codes on here :
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/any-difference-between-mitsubishi-verbatim-made-singapore-vs-taiwan-226508/index2.html

Prodisc only has one letter at the end, the last 3rd character.

When CMC has mixed letters/numbers ?!

those new discs hub code start with MAP64

thanks :wink:

Anything starting with MAP is made by CMC. Verbatim decided to unify its packaging worldwide so it all looks the same now.

ok thanks.

CMC and Prodisc Verb’ -R 16X are same quality ?! :bow:

they carry the same DVR code on the outter hub, and the same glue smell…so they’re basically the same, huh ? :smiley:

[QUOTE=leeperry;1931666]

CMC and Prodisc Verb’ -R 16X are same quality ?! :bow:[/QUOTE]

FWIW, I’ve had equally good results with both CMC and Prodisc ones. :slight_smile:

I’ve just started to see the new packaging here in the UK, too.

ok great, thanks for the info…I paid so little money for these, I thought I ended up with crap media :smiley:

BTW last time I checked some freshly bought Prodisc -R 16X Verb with some old ass 2 year old stock of mine, the results were quite different.

both were very good, but the newest batch was twice better…so I guess even thought there’s no best before end, the sooner you burn your media, the better it will end up…huh ?!! :bigsmile:

[QUOTE=leeperry;1931698]…so I guess even thought there’s no best before end, the sooner you burn your media, the better it will end up…huh ?!! :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

LOL I hope not, I’ve still got 4x TY -and +R sitting here unburned! :bigsmile:

well it’s been discussed here already, and I think keeping old stock is not a very good option…

the sooner you burn it, the better :flower:

[QUOTE=leeperry;1931705]well it’s been discussed here already, and I think keeping old stock is not a very good option…

the sooner you burn it, the better :flower:[/QUOTE]The problem with that is there is no born on date like beer for instance :stuck_out_tongue:

[quote=leeperry;1931705]well it’s been discussed here already, and I think keeping old stock is not a very good option…

the sooner you burn it, the better :flower:[/quote]
I have TYG01 from 3 years ago and they burn as good today as they did 3 years ago.:wink:

[QUOTE=leeperry;1931705]well it’s been discussed here already, and I think keeping old stock is not a very good option…

the sooner you burn it, the better :flower:[/QUOTE]
As Arachne said, I also have some quite old media that I have had for 2~3 years and its was classed as older then, but as I see it as long as you keep it well, i.e. look after it they way suggested, there should not be a problem.
I have it kept in a dark place where the temperature stays very much the same and its not moved or mucked about much, I also keep my important archive stuff here as well.

Strangely, I haven’t seen the new packaging on the 100-pack here in the U.S. yet. It’s only shown up on the 50-pack.

negritude, I’ve seen the new packaging for the 100 packs at Sam’s Club. They should also start showing up at Micro Center and Office Max.

I saw yesterday on Mediamarkt, the new packages of the Verbatim, look at it, 2007 MIT, and they were Advanced Azo (not +).
And the package was violet… lol. (dvd+r)

They have the new packaging at Best Buy in my area now… this was the first time I had seen Prodisc made neo-Verbs. I picked up a pack of DVD-R for my DVD recorder. They seem pretty nice quality. Burned here at 12x with the 1640.


I like those…
I bought MII dvd+r (2004 batch) guess what… it seems they spilled spices on the dvds, they’re all dusty, and the 1st one had some scary PIF on the end (massive block of 4 pif) Still smooth trt.

[quote=Dalen Quaice;1932336]They have the new packaging at Best Buy in my area now… this was the first time I had seen Prodisc made neo-Verbs. I picked up a pack of DVD-R for my DVD recorder. They seem pretty nice quality. Burned here at 12x with the 1640.[/quote] Thats an awesome scan. I never can get dash media to scan like that… Congrats.:iagree:

[QUOTE=alan1476;1931717]I have TYG01 from 3 years ago and they burn as good today as they did 3 years ago.;)[/QUOTE]

I’m tempted to burn one of mine to see how it is now…but I firmly believe that the sooner you burn it the better thing is a total fallacy. Why would people stock up if it’s going to ‘go off’?? Just see the rare thread

http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/how-much-would-you-pay-rare-stuff-231189/

I don’t know about date of manufacture or best before date, but here,in Canada, all Verbatim labels have the year stamped on it. I’ve been burning 2004’s,'05,'06s plus without any problems. However, a few of the 04’s burnt in my new Sammy 203B does not have as nice of scan as my '05s or '06s. Whereas my Philips 2410 (Lite-On rebadged) burns all all of them with similar results which is good and no playback problems.:flower:

Well, one can’t always go by the date on the label. I have some MCC004 in a 100 pack; the label says 2005 but checking the hub serials the discs were manufactured in 2006.