hi, i'm curious, when it comes to blank cds, how do the qualities or lifespans differ from each company or brand or color? i just went to office max today cuz i heard there was a sale on a pack of imation cds for 9 bucks. when i opened it and looked at the "burned" side, it was just plainly clear color, which seemed odd becuase in the other brands that i have bought in the past (eg, memorex, gq, tdk) they all seemed to vary in color, light blue, dark blue, black , green, gold...etc... so i'm wondering, DOES IT REALLY MATTER!?!? i hear that certain colors can't be read by cd players and stuff and i noticed with the gq's that nomatter how slow i burn with them, i get all this static noises from my music for some reason. also, as far as the prices, sometimes it seems that it's too good to be true for some of the prices while others are far too expensive...what's your feedback on this? anyone using imation cds right now?