Thinking of Updating to Dual Layer

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by -nick, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. -nick

    -nick New Member

    Hey folks,
    I've been using AnyDVD and DVDClone for a few years without any trouble. Although that "quality" bar always made me wonder just how much I'm missing by sticking with a single layer dvd burner.

    Is the improvement noticeable between a ~60% quality burn and ~100%? I realize that dual layer burners aren't expensive anymore and the sticky thread looks like it has some good suggestions on which to buy/avoid. I'm wondering if it's worth the upgrade?

  2. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    D/L burners are very inexpensive but D/L media, due to lack of enthusiasm, has failed to come down to a reasonable price. To some, the price is justifiable. To me, it's not even close yet.
  3. Crusher

    Crusher Well-Known Member

    Yes the prices of DL media are outrageous even for the crap media. I just wait until a sale comes along that drops the price to around a dollar a disc and then stock up. Normally DL media is between two and three dollars a disc which when you think about it, isn't that bad considering you are backing up your expensive DVD collection. Better to spend 3 bucks on a backup than buy a new copy if something happens. :agree:
  4. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Personally, I can't justify even $1 per disc for D/L when I get quality S/L for about $.30 per disc.
  5. -nick

    -nick New Member

    Excellent tips. I might upgrade my drive at some point and keep a small stack of DL disks for dvd's that are packed enough to warrant using them. Then just backup most things on SL disks.

    Thanks folks!
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  7. loub555

    loub555 Member

    A catch 22 situation if ever there was one. :)
  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    I bought a 20 pack of D/L discs about a yr. ago. I've found a use for 3 of them so far.