huh? thats a little unfair, in the UK anyway, we don’t get stuff like tayo yuden regularly and when we do its seriously overpriced- a good 50% over what G04 is going for. +R media is going for between 30-50% more than -R, so from an economic standpoint the Ritek media is a fair priced media that has better compatibility for standalones and consoles than things like princo- not that i do but those who make money from selling back ups etc. all tend to use G04’s from compatibility/cost standpoint.
We get nowhere near the variety you guys get over the pond
My 105 has just crapped out on me and i’ve taken the mild risk of switching from Pioneer to NEC (2500A). I say mild risk as i have around 100-150 G04’s sitting around (i didn’t expect my 105 to crap out on me, and i’ve had no problems with the G04’s in the past), which i hope will burn ok with the NEC (fingers crossed). Having read on what the NEC has to offer i will be starting to the +R medium (hopefully by the time these G04’s are used up the disparity in price will have diminished a little at least ;)) I can see the advantages that +R has over -R but at the end of the day the occasional burner or the ones that just back up their DVD/Games colllection to prolong the life of their originals don’t necessarily mess with firmware and write strategies on a regular basis, and try out various types of media- you find a media that works well and is compatible and then you stick with it- till it stops working…
I’m curious to know as i’ve always tended to stick to Ritek own branded or Datasafe’s “Datasafe” branded G04’s, whether this G04 inconsistency is across all brands or is it with the non “A-Grade” batches (such as Bulkpaq & Datawrite from the Datasafe camp, and Arita from the Ritek camp)?