I just went to my local officemax today and bought a 50pk 700MB Khypermedia 48X (supposely) cdrs, free after 2 rebates. After I put one cdr into my drive, it reports that it's 656MB (not 700), and with my LITEON 52246S, it detects the disc can be only record at 16X under nero! Ok, that's not it! Upon closer inspection, I found under the innermost side of the recording surface, there was something blacked and whited out, but some words can still be seen... guess what I saw :) 7B5781-CDR-H74-AUDIO!! It's some freaking re-packaged 16X (I GUESS) AUDIO CD!! I guess no one's buying those cds for their home audio cd recorder, so those punks just repackaged them... that's really nasty business... even though it's free, but that's like false products, they claim it's 48X, 700MB CDRs outside of the spindle! If I dont get the rebates, I'm gonna fu*k the sh*t outta them! Oh.. and I saw some discs called Valu disc, which was also under Khypermedia's rebate form, try to avoid those if you can.
Also, I'm not sure how AUDIO CDRs compares to regular CDRs in terms of quality, anyone know about this, pls tell me. tks!
I also tried Khypermedia in two of my CDRs, same result, I even tried overburn, but failed at about 670...:
LITEON 5224 (latest firmware)
Plextor 121032A (1.10 - latest)
the discs are made by Mistsubishi, I'll post some ATIP later if you're interested...