I have failed writes on 8 successive Verbatim 8x DVD-R with the Pioneer DVR-A09XLB which I also purchased on Buy.com. Pioneer technicians blame the Verbatime 8x disk as inferior since it is no longer made by Verbatim as of a few months ago (aparently it is being farmed out to a cheaper manufacturer). They do say that the 16x Verbatim is still made by Verbatim and is of high quality.
in the past, these have been MCC 02RG20 media code
by Whitney on 10/19/2005
Excellent media, second only to TY MIJapan in quality. I've had one or two of them mis-dyed. Less than 5% coasters backing up DVD media using Plextor 716A. Plug the media code I included in the title into www.videohelp.com and read Verbatim's review...good stuff. Enjoy.
Discs shipped November 1 2005. Packaged haphazardly, but arrived undamaged.
Discs are MCC 02RG20, Made in Taiwan, and have very low PIE/PIF numbers, just like my old MCC discs of the same type. Very good stuff.
I've used many other dvd disks and have had quite afew bad disks. These have been really good thru the 20 or so I've used so far and a great price. Was totaly supprised when they came the next day.... 5 star rating to buy.com!
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