[QUOTE=DW1650;2145095]I’ve been using various types of Verbatim media since the early 80’s. As far as I’m concerned, Verbatim “jumped the shark” within the last year or so. They used to be put out fantastic product, at a premium.
Now they are just a familiar name attached to often mediocre quality products. As for DVD-R/DVD+R, it looks like it went all down-hill since the packaging of the 100 disc spindles changed to the purple/blue and orange/blue plastic sleeves. Even before that it had become hit-or-miss, but it was all over when they moved production to India.
So long Verbatim, thank you for the good times. It was nice knowing you. [/QUOTE]
Please, stop the hyperbole.
The main problem with recent batches of Verbatim single-layer media can all be traced to the decline of Prodisc and it’s financial troubles. CMC manufactured Verbs are still great, and the Europeans have already proven that MBI manufactured Verbs are good.
On the dual-layer side, MII manufactured Verbs have actually gotten better, although they are still not on the level of the MIS disks. Verbatim already addressed this issue by insuring that there were still plenty of MIS disks in the market stream. You don’t have to buy MII DL Verbs if you don’t want to. Problem solved.
Lastly, in regards to the CD-Rs, the classic AZO and Super AZO media has been gone from retail shelves for so long, that the discussion is moot. People should have moved on to using nothing but Taiyo Yuden for archival purposes long ago. CMC and Ritek are still good, and acceptable for everyday and non-critical use. Why anyone is still rambling about this is beyond me.