Sorry, I did take German for 4 years in school and sometimes it slips out. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, who’s responsible for a bastardization known as “Carlsberg”?
(Not playing favourites; Molson, Foster’s, Budweiser, Beck’s, Boddington’s, Stella Artois … all crap.)
Here are two scans of the same disc (NOT the Verbatim TYG03s I started the thread about) performed on the same NEC 4551. The first scan was performed on the first day I got the drive and the second scan was made four days later. The disc was kept in a jewel case between the two scans, and according to my other scanning drives did not deteriorate during these four days.
Well, that is the hallmark of a “flaky” scanner: wildly different results between scans, but not necessarily showing uniformly bad results. A friend of mine has an old Liteon 411s and I encouraged him to do some scans. Well, one scan would show a dreadful coaster, yet done again right away and it would show a pretty good scan. I asked about this in the Liteon forum and they just said “ahhh, yes, 411 was a flaky scanner”.
Even though this is completely off-topic, I don’t feel guilty 'cause I started this thread.
I think we talked about TYG03/Yuden000-T03 in the Plextor forum and I said I thought some people were kinda disappointed by them both. The reason I said that was that the scans don’t seem to be any better than TYG02 or Y-T02 oversped to 16x (still pretty good). I think the expectation with the 16x TY media was that 16x burns would have PIEs no higher than 9 and ultra-low PIF spikes and totals - which isn’t the case.
Right now, I’d have to give the nod to Verbatim for having the best 16x media (MCC 004). In that discussion you & I had, I also mentioned that TYG03 (been out less than a year, remember) was already heavily discounted here, costing less than $1 more for 50-spindle than the 8x media. Now you let us know that Verbatim is selling it, and Alan1476 reminded us of the order-4x-and-get-16x episode.
I think something’s “up” in that not only is TYG03 flooding the global retail and rebranding channels, but its price point is a lot lower than one would expect for their newest DVD-R media. I wouldn’t be surprised if it started turning up in the Memorex and Fuji brands.