Ok, I'll go into a little more detail:TigerMM wrote:If that were true they'd be princos or those AN and fake TY crap, I've used memorex for five years , never had a bad disk and no disk has ever gone bad(hundreds at least), I assume you've seen quality control issues with batches but I've never seen it, are they the only name brand disks to have questionable batches? I believe they do in fact require some quality control from their suppliers, not the best I'm sure but up to brand standard.
I'm actually surprised you said that with the extensive testing you do and knowlege you've accumulated. there are so many truly shat disks that get sold these days just look at those no-name discounted 100 cake boxes fs and best buy sells, you literally can't burn the disks. Do you believe these memorex are comparable to that?
Memorex is not 100% stupid. They are the optical media brand with the highest market share for a reason (and they are still in business). Memorex has CONTRACTS with their suppliers, just like any other brand. There are certain requirements that need to be met in order to get the deal with Memorex. A lot of companies are afraid of contractual based penalties for poor performance. So the companies that get the contracts with Memorex are companies like Prodisc, Optodisc, CMC, Ritek, Infodisc, and others, who offer bottom barrel prices, and make all the right promises.
So as long as you make all the promises, and Memorex doesn't get enough complaints to proove that their contracted supplier is messing up, then the supplier doesn't get in trouble. This is pretty standard actually... only most other companies have more quality requirements and internal testing to make sure the promises are ACTUALLY kept and not just empty words.
a great example would be Memorex's DVD+RDL supplied by Ritek:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdmedia.php?s ... 9#comments
Many many MANY people buy it. Lot's of people write about them to complain about the performance... but how many people ACTUALLY return the product? I honestly don't know that many people who really took them back to the store.
So based on this, we keep getting Memorex with crappy Ritek DVD+RDL media, because why would Memorex change if they get only a few complaints here and there, and yet are selling millions of discs?
Honestly, you'd be surprised if you knew some of the crappy discs sold through Memorex sometimes!
Oh, and so you know, Princo is NOT that cheap anyways
Current suggested recordable media?
CD-Rs = Maxell CD-R Pro, Verbatim Datalife+, Falcon Media Pro