Thanks for the welcoming. Anyway, I went to my local Best Buy in Culver City, CA, and to my surprise, there were still loads of the old label Verbatims, all MIT. It was on sale, $11.99 for 50 discs.
Anyway, I ran a scan, and while the new discs is a lot better than my bottom of the spindle DVD from my old batch, it fails to compare to the first half of the spindle DVDs from my old batch. My old batch was bought around February 2006, but yeah, I don’t burn much, just mainly for backing up my files. Anyway, all scans were burned at 16X with an Emprex writer, firmware B02H. It’s not the greatest burner, but I was surprised at my results when I first scanned it back in 2006. Perhaps it likes MCC004.
I haven’t figured how to put pictures in my message without resorting to some host outside the site, so for now, they’re attachments.
Anyway, the one burned in Feb 20,2006 was one of my first burns, which, as I recall, had a score of 95, but it’s still holding up.
The one burned Aug 13, 2007 was the DVD at the bottom of the spindle. The one burned Aug 14, 2007 is from the 50-pack spindle I just bought a few hours ago.
One thing I noticed though is my old batch had a problem spot around the 3GB mark, while the newer one just has consistent errors for lack of better terminology.