Think it's the same in Europe generally, though by all acounts the Verbatim ones (Pastels and Extra Protection) seem to be rarer than hen's teeth now. :sad:
As for the TY discs at Amazon, William, I have no idea why the price differs.
Cyanide = I think you mean cyanine :bigsmile:
The only JVC-branded TYs I've used, are ones from a few years back, which were good. I have no experience of the more recent ones, though. I have used quite a few of the unbranded ones (silver).
We use the unbranded silver ones for use in the car CD player, so they get thrown about a bit. They seem to be holding up pretty well despite this though - so I would probably just go for the cheapest, unless someone else here has a preference.
Just to add, I also have some of my archives on unbranded silver TY CDRs. Once again, they're doing fine.
EDIT: Oooops...welcome to the forum!