Greetings. This would be my first post on the forum. (no, I'm definitely not new, I just haven't posted here before hehe) Anyway, like everyone else here, I'm very picky about the media I use. Lately it's almost impossible to find media made in Japan at the stores. Seems everyone's following suit, and re-branding cheaper stuff... (CMC magnetics, Prodisc puke) Since it's increasingly difficult to find my normal Japanese made TY -R media (certain Fuji, certain Maxell), I've turned to these Taiwan made 16x Verbatim DVD-Rs. I've always liked Verbatim / Mitsubishi Chemicals in the past, as they've treated me right. Just wanted to know if anyone's had experience with these. The manufacturer ID is: MCC 03RG20 (Mitsubishi Chemicals), made in Taiwan.
I'm guessing that they're pretty good quality, but feedback's always nice. Thank you for any input.
As long as I'm here, I'll tell a short story. Maybe it'll make you chuckle, maybe it won't. Here we go: I'm at Wal-Mart buying CD-Rs, because they're one of the only places around me that still carries Taiyo Yuden (Maxell CD-R Pro, Made in Japan) CD-Rs. Anyway, there's an older lady looking at the CD-Rs, and she asked me if I could help her. She told me she wanted to backup important data, as well as family photos, and genealogy information. Immediately I directed her to the best CD-Rs they had to offer: Maxell CD-R Pro, which are Japanese Taiyo Yuden, and showed her what to look for on the label etc. Now for the chuckle (hopefully): Some guy happened to see what I was recommending to her, and automatically butts in to disagree. He tells her to buy of all things MEMOREX, and that the other ones are bad! ahaha I wouldn't take a crap on those things, much less backup important data. Of course, I had to be nice, and tried to educate the guy about Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs, and why this kind lady should buy them instead. Of course he disagrees still, and says I'm wrong. Guess there's no cure for ignorance. By the way: the little old lady took my advice, and bought the CD-R Pros. She completely dusted that other guy haha. Hope you enjoyed my story. I'll charge you later for it.