Taiyo Yuden To Stop Making Blank Media

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Dubmart, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

    Any advice on the next best manufacturer? I think Ridata were my next choice at one time.
     
  3. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

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    ^^^Yes, that is my question...what now, what next, where to?? This is indeed bad news, I still burn cdr's and dvdr's on a regular basis. I hope the online vendors do not jack the prices up in anticipation of people stocking up.
     
  4. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Personally I'm going to buy as many JVC/TY blanks as I can afford, I have been reducing the amount of discs I burn, but I'd rather have a cupboard full than not have enough. My second choice might be Verbatim for both CD-Rs and blank DVDs, I've also been using some printable Traxdata 8x DVD-Rs with very good results, not sure how current they are though as I bought them when they were being sold off cheaply.
     
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  5. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

    First phonographs then cassettes now this. What is the world coming too!
     
  6. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Price jacking is a worry, hopefully they'll wait until next year when manufacturing has actually ceased. A while ago I discovered that you can buy a full container direct from JVC on Alibaba so I just need a couple of hundred people in the UK and we can combine for an order.
     
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  7. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

    I'm in!:agree:
     
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  8. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    On a positive note I notice Richer Sounds started selling CD Recorders, well a CD Recorder, again, though I'm not sure how many music CD-Rs you can still buy, you'd have thought they'd have given up on that and made it accept any blanks.
     
  9. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    thanks for the heads up. i still use cds and dvds although not as much so i placed an order that should hold me over for a while.
     
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  10. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    For the longest time I have used Maxell CD-R blanks for my standalone burner, as it is VERY picky on what it will accept and Taiyo Yuden CD-R blanks for my computer burns. Both companies blanks have ever failed me yet! The burners themselves, well that is another story!
     
  11. gingerly

    gingerly Forum Resident

    Just buy CD's by a well recognized name and you'll be fine. As I always mention when this topic comes up, I do digital archives work, and I had a surprising number of Taiyo Yuden gold CD's fail (completely delaminate inside of CD drives as I was trying to migrate the data. I insisted that we stop using them, and the problems stopped. There is no such thing as an archival CD. Burn two copies on "non-archival" media and save your money.
     
  12. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

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    A sad loss in this field, as they invented CD-R to begin with and one of the two really top manufacturers of the media. But CD-R is coming to it's twilight.
     
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  13. Vocalpoint

    Vocalpoint Forum Resident

    Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered 400 more JVC CD-r's. That gives me 800 on hand - should hold me for car mixes for a while!

    VP
     
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  14. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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    Guess this sorta coincides with the end of my long run of burning discs, aside from the odd party mix for friends and family. I'm looking at a stack of 90 or so TYs that will surely be the last I ever buy.

    If it isn't, Verbatim is a credible Plan B. At this time, anyway.
     
  15. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

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    In admittedly small numbers (a couple of hundred of each, maybe a bit more) I've had better luck with Verbatim DVD-R's than TY.
     
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  16. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Well, that just sucks out loud!!!...

    I feel a hoarding frenzy a-coming.... ;)
     
  17. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

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    Haven't bought optical media in a very long time now, but TY was always my go-to back in the old days. I'm actually surprised given that they're a Japanese company and I thought Japan was still generally a physical media market versus the US?
     
  18. fmuakkassa

    fmuakkassa Well-Known Member

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    That is sad. TY is my favorite media especially with the different printable surfaces (hub, no hub, glossy etc) available for CDR and DVDr. Need to stock on some.
     
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  19. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the heads up. I use their watershield disks, so I just purchased four spindles.
     
  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Not a bit surprising here as both TDK and Maxell stopped production a number of years ago. The profit margins were terrible ...
     
  21. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

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    TDK stopped in 2002 IIRC; I'm not sure Maxell ever made their own.
     
  22. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

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    Early on I purchased some Maxell CD-R's. They were terrible.
     
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  23. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    While CD-R is at its twilight, what is interesting is that Amazon is selling OOP product on CD-R and DVD-R.
     
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  24. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting....

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    Where's the best place, or your favorite to buy a spindle or two of these? I've got half a spindle now so I'm good until fall at least.
     
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  25. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

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