Pure curiosity this, Various brands/non brands of recordable CD come in a range of recording surface colours from silver through various shades silver green to dark green even. I have recently purchased a pack of unbranded 'printables'- They work well enough to record on and to print- The recording side is Black. A nice shiny Henry Ford shade of black
What is ithe significance of the varying colours if any?
My DVD R's are a nice shade of mauve, but another brand of DVD R's are gold. but when it comes to playing any recordings on the DVD player to watch any recordings via the TV, I can't use the gold ones as these wont read on the player.
I think that the different colours are just what type of raw materials/dyes a particular manufacturer may use rather than technical spec, it just happens if you have a older player that isn't set up to read RW etc. sometime the colour can fool the player into reading the disk.
PaulB2005 This is a very interesting item. An initial 'onscreen read' suggrests how it is folk that save images [say] to an 'opendisk' to 'topup' later find that after time data has dissappeared- it has been scrambled by subsquent writings. So the safest way here it would seem would be to batch up a 'diskful' and burn it closed. They are cheap enough nowadays.