I am beginning to wonder what great cosmic conspiracy is going on here in the 8X DVD+R media world.
I have ordered what I thought was RITEK 8X DVD+R media from two different online resellers. Both sent me RICOH JPN R01-002 4x DVD+R media.
The first vendor, Meritline, said (after days trying to get them on the phone) that RITEK shipped mislabeled media. After an ordeal the media was returned and I have a refund.
When I found the RITEK 8X DVD+R media at another reseller (ProAction Media in AZ) I called them first. I explained the situation with the Meritline order and how I wanted the real RITEK 8x DVD+R media. I was assured that that is exactly what they sell.
I placed an order from them. It arrived today and DVD Itentifier showed me that once again I had received the RICOH JPN R01-002 4X media that I can buy next door cheaper than what I just paid for it.
Fortunately, I was able to get customer service on the phone right away. When I questioned them about why I received the wrong media they said they would have some one call me to explain the situation. In the meantime I received an RMA number and they are sending UPS to pick up the package.
A nice lady called me back a few minutes later. I was shocked to even receive the call.
I was told the following story. The RICOH media I received is actually RITEK all along, but RITEK got permission from RICOH to use its media code on the media so that the 8X DVD burners out there would burn it at 8X. Apparently, according to this story, if RITEK used its media code on the 8X media it would not burn in 8X burners because they would not recognize the code.
Is this a load? Is this fraud?
Has anyone actually had their hands on this RITEK 8X media?