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Old 10-03-01, 04:15 PM
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DVD-R media is really coming down in price!

5 for $40.

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5 for $30.

http://store.apple.com

Click on Accessories -> Storage Media
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This place has some cheap stuff too.

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That stuff's coming down fast! Nothing like a recession hitting just as the factories ramp up production...
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I saw the recession hit here also in Tokyo, I saw Teac CDRW drives going from $50 to $80 the latest drive. Thinking of buying one if there is no bad reviews!
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Originally posted by Kumar J
I saw the recession hit here also in Tokyo, I saw Teac CDRW drives going from $50 to $80 the latest drive. Thinking of buying one if there is no bad reviews!
I thought it was closer to a depression in Japan!
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Looks like DVD piracy on a consumer level may be a hell of a lot closer than the studios thought...
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Originally posted by Jepthah
Looks like DVD piracy on a consumer level may be a hell of a lot closer than the studios thought...
I could be wrong but aren't the recordable DVD discs single layer only?
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Originally posted by Real Boba Fett

I could be wrong but aren't the recordable DVD discs single layer only?
Yes.
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Originally posted by Real Boba Fett


I could be wrong but aren't the recordable DVD discs single layer only?
True enough, and I realized that.

However, not all DVDs are dual-layered.

And I wonder if it's possible that we will actually begin to see DVD-R/AM drives that write to dual-layer discs. Anyone know?
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Originally posted by Jepthah

And I wonder if it's possible that we will actually begin to see DVD-R/AM drives that write to dual-layer discs. Anyone know?
I haven't heard of this. It adds a fair amount of complexity to the recorder, and would of course require recordable dual-layer media.

I wonder if the studios have some say about this and are operating behind the scenes. It's not hard to believe that Sony won't be working on the technology.
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What about the HARDWARE?

Great that the DVD-R media is coming down, but what about the hardware? Have DVD-R drives gone down in price?
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Re: What about the HARDWARE?

Originally posted by candyrocket786
Great that the DVD-R media is coming down, but what about the hardware? Have DVD-R drives gone down in price?
The first link I provided has it at $650.
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$650 is still too high for one of those.

It would be nice if someone could find a misprice on it


Sadly, by the time they go down in price, Copy-Protected Media(CD/DVD) will already be in circulation. Oh well.
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Originally posted by Jepthah
And I wonder if it's possible that we will actually begin to see DVD-R/AM drives that write to dual-layer discs. Anyone know?
I looked this up a couple months ago, and basically, the answer was, not anytime soon.
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Re: What about the HARDWARE?

Originally posted by candyrocket786
Have DVD-R drives gone down in price?
As low as $600 at some places.

http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/res...1-6145334.html

www.computer123.com has also had low prices on the drive in the past, but I can't get into their site right now.
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I assume you can read from a DVD-Rom to a DVD-R/RW and record on the fly?

$600.00 is still too rich for my blood. If they were $300 I would get one in a hot tick.
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I haven't heard of this. It adds a fair amount of complexity to the recorder, and would of course require recordable dual-layer media.

I wonder if the studios have some say about this and are operating behind the scenes. It's not hard to believe that Sony won't be working on the technology.
Would it even be possible to create a dual layer DVD based on how burners work? I'd think you'd need a full pressing facillity to make it happen.

I'd like to get my hands on one of the LaCie firewire DVD-R/W drives:
ZDNET: DVD writer puts 9.4GB on disk
LaCie Demos FireWire DVD-RAM/R Drive at Macworld
DVD Studio Pro Support for FireWire-enhanced DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
LaCie FireWire DVD-R/RW+CD-RW Combo Drive Puts New Spin on Content Development/Storage/Sharing
LaCie Unveils Industry’s First FireWire DVD-RAM/R Drive
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You've got links to a couple different drives there, Jason. LaCie sells 2 different DVD-R firewire drives.

One is based on Panasonic's DVDBurner mechanism, and supports burning DVD-RAM at 2x, and DVD-R at 1x. (No DVD-RW or CD-RW).

The other is based on Pioneer's mechanism (the same used in the Apple SuperDrive and DVR-A03). That does DVD-R at 2x, DVD-RW at 1x, CD-R at 8x, and CD-RW at 4x.

Personally, I feel that despite the higher capacity (9.4 GB) of dual-sided DVD-RAM, it's a dead-end format, due to the compatibility issues. I like the Pioneer over the Panasonic for 2x DVD-R and DVD-RW and CD-R/RW capability. Also, the Panasonic drives sell for over $600 still. www.computer123.com is selling the Pioneer DVR-A03 for $550.
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Originally posted by Nefarious
I assume you can read from a DVD-Rom to a DVD-R/RW and record on the fly?
With the right software, I'm sure you could. Unfortunately, I don't know if that's available yet. AFAIK, Toast 5 doesn't support that yet. Does Easy CD Creator even support DVD-R at all yet?

There is a stand alone duplicator being sold that copies DVD-R, but it's about $5,000 bucks and is designed for the industrial market.
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Nero 5.5 supports it.

http://www.nero.com/en/dvd_info.htm
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How about $2.95?

http://store.yahoo.com/cd-recordable...47120mind.html
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How about $2.95?

http://store.yahoo.com/cd-recordable...47120mind.html
Wow, nice price!
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Dual-Layer and 50GB per side:

http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,47572,00.html

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And now the Pioneer DVR-A03 DVD/CD Recordable 4.7GB 2X/1X/4X DVD drive's list price was dropped to $649.

But you can get it for $539
http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_g...c7086266096052

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