so arent all ty discs unbranded coz none of them have any logos/text etc.? so how can u get ty fakes if their oem?
Most TY are branded - Fuji DVD-R's are (in some cases) for example TY. Plextor CD-R's likewise.
TY makes them, and Fuji and Plextor paint their own logo onto them in big shiny lettering.
'Fakes' is when it gets really bad - I have never heard of true fake TY, but that would be if a crappy manufacturer coughPrincocough* 'steals' the code that we all like to read from the ATIP - which should identify the factory of origin. Imagine a Princo-made fake-TY... ugh!
i heard that these 'blank' silver media are more sustainable to damage from handling than white inkjet ones. is this true?
On my unbranded TY there is not addional layer on top of the laquer (sp?) - where you normally would have a few lines to write on or a brand-name. They are however protected and not at all more sustainable to damage than my other discs. They do stain with fingerprints very quickly though, because it's such a shiny surface.
Because they are such good TY quality the dye-layer is much less suseptible to damage (and it burns better in the first place), so I would worry more about that than about the top-layer.