[QUOTE=Kerry56;2620610]You’ve answered your own question you know. The M01 can be perfectly acceptable, or less than good. Could you predict beforehand which two of those 50 you burned would fail? Without testing your media after burning, would you be able to pick out the bad ones? When you go back to play something two years from now would you remember which cakebox of disks you used?
Many of us have stopped being particularly interested in testing/retesting media after burning. For us, predictability is what we want in optical media. And two types of media have shown their ability to burn acceptably in a wide variety of burners. Taiyo Yuden and AZO Verbatim have proved themselves over time, and there are few of their disks that fail entirely. They may not be the prettiest scans anymore for those crazies who think 30 more PIF’s is the end of the moo moo world, but they are still among the best we can get.
Why mess with the mediocre/unpredictable stuff?[/QUOTE]
I apologise for the late reply
No, my main concern is for the consumer who may not know about MIDs, dyes, brand names, etc… My point was the fact that 2/3 of discs are now produced by CMC Magnetics - So it seems that unless you go out of your way to avoid CMC MAG discs, you can’t avoid them. That’s a lot of discs being made. If CMC MAG are such poor discs, why are people still buying into them?
I apologise if it seems like a meandering thought, just an idea