Verbatim issues misleading blank media warning NZ & AU

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Mutley, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Mutley

    Mutley Guest

    FYI.

    http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-warning.html

    http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065

    "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    recordable DVD’s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD’s
    are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    as DVD’s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    and New Zealand of these DVD’s."
    Mutley, Mar 10, 2007
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  2. In <> Mutley wrote:
    > FYI.
    >
    > http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-
    > warning.html
    >
    > http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >
    > "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    > that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    > and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    > recordable DVD?s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD?s
    > are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    > as DVD?s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    > is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    > and New Zealand of these DVD?s."


    Damned English!

    I read that several several times trying to work out in what way the
    press release was misleading. It finally clicked: (misleading blank
    media) warning, not misleading (blank media warning).

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  3. Mutley

    Fred Dagg Guest

    On 10 Mar 2007 02:50:45 GMT, Roger Johnstone
    <> exclaimed:

    >In <> Mutley wrote:
    >> FYI.
    >>
    >> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-
    >> warning.html
    >>
    >> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >>
    >> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    >> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    >> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    >> recordable DVD?s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD?s
    >> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    >> as DVD?s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    >> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    >> and New Zealand of these DVD?s."

    >
    >Damned English!
    >
    >I read that several several times trying to work out in what way the
    >press release was misleading. It finally clicked: (misleading blank
    >media) warning, not misleading (blank media warning).


    Ha! You and me both...


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    Fred Dagg, Mar 10, 2007
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  4. Mutley

    Richard Guest

    Mutley wrote:
    > FYI.
    >
    > http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-warning.html
    >
    > http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >
    > "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    > that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    > and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    > recordable DVD’s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD’s
    > are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    > as DVD’s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    > is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    > and New Zealand of these DVD’s."


    Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
    used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest ;)
    Richard, Mar 10, 2007
    #4
  5. Mutley

    Donchano Guest

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 14:28:24 +1300, Mutley
    <> magnanimously proffered:

    >FYI.
    >
    >http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-warning.html
    >
    >http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >
    >"It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    >that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    >and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    >recordable DVD’s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD’s
    >are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    >as DVD’s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    >is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    >and New Zealand of these DVD’s."


    Around 10 years ago my anti-virus software picked up a virus (can't
    remember which one, but a Trojan of some sort) on a new, blank
    Verbatim double-sided floppy I'd just purchased in a sealed box from
    Whitcoulls. No one could tell my how that could happen, but it
    certainly made me feel good about my insistence on checking every
    diskette that I used in those days.
    Donchano, Mar 10, 2007
    #5
  6. Mutley

    Ross Guest

    On Sat, 10 Mar 2007 17:09:33 +1300, Richard <> wrote:

    >Mutley wrote:
    >> FYI.
    >>
    >> http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-warning.html
    >>
    >> http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >>
    >> "It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    >> that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    >> and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    >> recordable DVD’s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD’s
    >> are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    >> as DVD’s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    >> is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    >> and New Zealand of these DVD’s."

    >
    >Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
    >used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest ;)


    16x DVD+R Verbatim Datalifeplus were the most reliable in a magazine
    test last year. (about May)
    Ross, Mar 10, 2007
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  7. Mutley

    Chris Lim Guest

    On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <> wrote:
    > Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
    > used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest ;)


    Really? I've been using their DVD-R's for a while now and have found
    no problems. What sort of reliability issues have you come across?
    Chris Lim, Mar 10, 2007
    #7
  8. Mutley

    David Empson Guest

    Richard <> wrote:

    > Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
    > used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest ;)


    Their DataLife Plus CD-Rs are the most reliable ones I've used. Less
    experience with other formats so I can't do a blanket "Verbatim is
    great" comment. I've had compatibility and reliability issues with some
    Sony and Imation CD-R media. Stayed well away from Princo and Memorex.

    --
    David Empson
    David Empson, Mar 10, 2007
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  9. Mutley

    Richard Guest

    Chris Lim wrote:
    > On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <> wrote:
    >> Considering that verbatims are one of the least reliable ones I have
    >> used, I dont see that this will affect me in the slightest ;)

    >
    > Really? I've been using their DVD-R's for a while now and have found
    > no problems. What sort of reliability issues have you come across?


    I burn and verify, and verbatim often fail.

    I've had a good run with ones branded zero from PB.

    Plus verbatim have the crappiest grayest ink jet surface and are not hub
    printable.
    Richard, Mar 10, 2007
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  10. Mutley

    Chris Lim Guest

    On Mar 10, 10:48 pm, Richard <> wrote:
    > Plus verbatim have the crappiest grayest ink jet surface and are not hub
    > printable.


    The ones I use are hub-printable (e.g.
    http://www.aquilatech.co.nz/productDetail.asp?idProduct=VER4917). The
    surface is okay - I prefer the glossiness of brands like Ritek but the
    Verbatim ones I have are definitely not 'grey'.
    Chris Lim, Mar 10, 2007
    #10
  11. Mutley

    Wombus Guest

    Richard wrote:
    > Chris Lim wrote:
    >> On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <> wrote:


    > I've had a good run with ones branded zero from PB.


    I've had problems with the Zero Brand from PB Tech... I can only put it
    down to bad media and won't but them again. My drive is a newish
    Pioneer DVD-111D and works flawlessly with other brands I've tried
    Wombus, Mar 12, 2007
    #11
  12. Mutley

    Richard Guest

    Wombus wrote:
    > Richard wrote:
    >> Chris Lim wrote:
    >>> On Mar 10, 5:09 pm, Richard <> wrote:

    >
    > > I've had a good run with ones branded zero from PB.

    >
    > I've had problems with the Zero Brand from PB Tech... I can only put it
    > down to bad media and won't but them again. My drive is a newish
    > Pioneer DVD-111D and works flawlessly with other brands I've tried


    Well, they verify, dont have too many dips when I run dvd speed on them
    and the xbox, mates ps2 and my crappy old dvd player are all happy with
    them. No idea of longevity yet, but I keep everything on hdd since thats
    more reliable then optical media in any case.
    Richard, Mar 12, 2007
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  13. Mutley

    Mutley Guest

    Mutley <> wrote:

    >FYI.
    >
    >http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/Verbatim-issues-misleading-blank-media-warning.html
    >
    >http://www.verbatim.com.au/corporate/press_releases.cfm?ID=1065
    >
    >"It has come to the attention of Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co.
    >that a number of prominent and not so prominent brands in Australia
    >and New Zealand have been distributing certain types of blank
    >recordable DVD’s with MCC MID codes and other information. These DVD’s
    >are manufactured without the same quality control and specifications
    >as DVD’s supplied by Verbatim in Australia and New Zealand. Verbatim
    >is preparing legal action to stop the misleading supply in Australia
    >and New Zealand of these DVD’s."



    I emailed Verbatim and asked if they were Verbatim branded.

    Here's their answer.

    "No, these disks are primarily branded as Laser disks, but there are
    also audiosonic."
    Mutley, Mar 13, 2007
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