|Due to possible 'legal' problems we can't mention who is selling these so-called Philips CD-R's. Just know that these CD-R's are still being sold and that they are of inferior quality than the 'real' Philips CD-R's. If you think these IQ's are good CD-R's then just think about getting the Arita Multi-Speed or NoName Multi-Speed CD-R's as they are all from the same factory and are much cheaper!
This is a part of one of the letters of the resellers that was send:
First of all, you make a comparison between Philips Premium Silver cdr’s and Philips Regular Silver cdr’s to underline that the cdr’s we sell are fake. Obviously both cdr’s do not meet the same specifications.
Secondly, Ritek is manufacturer of both Arita and Philips cdr’s. Philips works with several manufacturers in the world to meet the big demands for cdr’s. These factories all manufacture under Philips license. All Philips Regular Silver cdr’s that are on the market now are manufactured by Ritek. Although the packaging might not always be the same, the cdr’s itself are and they are all manufactured according to Philips. specifications.
If the above is true then Philips has lost it's good name creating this inferior quality CD-R. But draw your own conclusions!
We don't blame the Resellers for selling them, we just want to warn people that when they have problems with these CD-R's then the quality of these CD-R's can be the reason. We had a lot of people replying that they now know why they had more coasters than usual with these CD-R's than with 'real' Philips CD-R's