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08-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Wondering if anybody has ever heard of or even had any experiences with long defunct (IIRC they went out of business in 2002) and very small US based media manufacturer "CD-Recordable.com".
I was quite surprised to find out that they actully did manufacture DVD-R media (at that time they were one of a very few non-Asian DVDR producers). Did the ultra rare and extremely poor supported DVD-R MID code "REC001" belong to them?

Here is their web site, archived via archive.org:
http://web.archive.org/web/200104010.../duradisc.html
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08-02-2012, 01:54 PM
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Were these the guys that were somehow associated with Mitsui and later became MAM-A? These guys didn't last very long, mostly because of their lack of advertising.
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08-06-2012, 03:36 PM
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MAM-A bought Mitsui technology and the brand name. "MAM-A" stands for either "Mitsui Advanced Media of America" or "Making Advanced Media (America)", depending on how old the information is. MAM-E later came along, and was in Europe. I think MAM-E is long gone at this point in time.

All of it was crap. People used to refer to it as being worse than RitekG04 or fake TY/MCC discs.

Always follow the money:
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CSI of Milan Italy, is a leader in the production of CD-R, DVD-R, micro floppy disc, paper products, CD-Rom and CD-Audio. CSI was created in 1997 through a fusion between two companies, Computer Support Italy and Italcard. Italcard was a market leader in the production of listing forms for printers, born in 1975. CSI operates a 150,000 sq. ft. facility at Milan, Italy. Last summer CSI also acquired majority control of Mitsui Advanced Media, SA in France, now Manufacturing Advanced Media Europe, SA (MAM-E). Since then, CSI has installed DVD-R and additional CD-R capacity in the MAM-E facility. With the acquisitions of MAM-E and Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc., CSI will command approximately $130 million in annual sales.

Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc. will change it's name to MAM-A Inc.. MAM-A will still be able to draw on the resources of CSI and Mitsui Chemicals to better serve the customer base. The new alliance between CSI and MAM-A will also enable the company to offer new products in the near future.Mitsui CD-R’s have been one of the best, if not the best, choice for Compact Disc recording for years. It will be interesting to see will this deal affect the quality of their products. It seems that the premium quality media manufacturers are struggling, as we have already seen Kodak retiring from the industry some time ago.
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Mitsui made media in Colorado, in the CD-R days, and lots of people liked it.
I was never a fan of Mitsui, even in the CD-R era. Taiyo Yuden, Pioneer (PVC), Mitsubishi, and Maxell was much better.

... but the topic may be getting sidetracked.

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