dolphinius, thank you for the reply. I found alot of useful and interesting information from what you said. I would agree with you too on the media id's being less of a factor in deciding what to buy. Just to clarify though, when you say you think the media id's will become more and more insignificant, do you mean because it will be too difficult to tell what you are getting? Meaning, you may think you are getting something but you really aren't type of thing?
I see that as being one reason media id's will basically be insignificant, but I also see a second reason. If that MCC media you mentioned and the TYGO2 media is being manufactured now by those plants is very reliable and high quality media, then why does it really matter who made it? A good example are those Lead Data "SONY" media id disks I bought 18 months or so ago. It seems as though it's split on what i've read where people have said they are fakes or they are legit or they don't know, etc. Your expertise says that they very well may of been a Sony authorized disk, but it seems like Clint thinks otherwise. Me as the end user could honestly care less. I mean this can all be so confusing I just want something that works.
I do my fair share and then some of reading but when it's all said and done I want a product that does what it is advertised to do. The Sony Lead Data disks did exactly that. Even after I read some say they were fakes I still bought a bunch in the months to follow. I could care less, the things worked rock solid. The same is now true for the Matrix 8x disks I've purchased from shop4tech. Those things work as awesome as any super name brand disks i've ever used including MCC and Taiyo Yuden. I see some people saying that the Verbatim 8x disks at newegg for a buch a piece are a good deal right now. I personally don't see it. These 8x disks I've been using are almost half that price. If you got the money to throw away and you don't care then spend $4 a disk.
If a disk works perfectly what more can you ask for? That's how I feel. I see all these crazy posts on jitter and PI and PO and this and that and the other. Does all that really make a difference if a disk does what it is supposed to do? I've read some people drive themselves bonkers by scanning a disk and the PI is a fraction of a number different from what it was the time before when they scanned it. I see that as a waste of time and being that I don't have problems, I can't see where there's much of an arguement.
Just like those Sony Lead Data's, these Matrix 8x DVD-R's I have, haven't even given me a single coaster. Also, my nerocdspeed and dvdinfopro results are excellent. Just burned another project a few hours ago and figured i'd post the scans here.
To summarize though dolphinius, would you agree with what i'm saying?
Clint, believe it or not, those Sony LEAD DATA's Kprobe results as well as NeroCdSpeed results were exceptional. At one time I almost allowed myself to get brainwashed by all the phoney this phoney that talk, but I said to myself, wait a second, this is all mumbo jumbo. As i'm writing this write now, I couldn't of made a better decision. I would of just thrown out great disks for no reason at all. Yes, I guess those disks did you that cyanine dye as it looks like a light purple when compared to the AZO dyes of many other DVDRs. But I've read a lot on that too. Why should I concern myself about AZO dye vs CYANINE dye on disks that almost 2 years later still playback perfectly and show zero errors? You know where i'm coming from?