Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Blanks' started by Webslinger, Apr 11, 2007.
I'd rather see them manufacture "Printable" +R DL discs, that will print to the center hole. Who cares about 16X DL's? So what if the burn finishes 5 minutes quicker.........
Verbatim does, but I forget if it's hub printable. Those printable Verbatims are pretty pricey where I am.
I've never even seen them online, and definitely not in any stores........
Newegg has printable D/L Verbatim.
ah great, hopefully that means their 8x will become affordable, i'm sorry but 3ukp per disc is never going to sell - they have to come to about 1ukp (2usd).
i couldn't care less about being printable.
They could sometimes be found on sale for $1 U.S. per disc in Canada (and sometimes, on rare occasions, for not much more in the U.S.). I'm not sure why they cost so much more elsewhere.
The thing is I haven't heard of any burners supporting 16x speeds for DL.
LOL I'm not paying what they are getting for non printable D/L media. My copies are just fine using the old antiquated single layer media that I get for about $.20 apiece.
methinks i've got to start looking for some canadian retailers that will ship to england or france
the problem with dl is that because there's almost twice as much on the disc, burning takes that much longer - a 16x dl burn is going to take about as long as an 8x sl burn, and i've just got used to 18x sl burning with my nec7173
realistically i don't think dl will ever take off, it's not fast or cheap enough and still not really big enough, and lets face it, only verbatim make discs that work! but it's got until bluray/hddvd burners/media get affordable, which will be a couple of years yet...
Buy in bulk. I get single layer discs for about 12c each and DL for about 80c when I buy cases of 4 100pk spools.
It's cheap enough for me, and it's faster overall for me: I rarely, if ever, compress video.
I would have to agree with you. D/L stayed too expensive for too long. High prices and lack of consumer enthusiasm kept sales low and now there are new things on the horizon. Personally, I have some doubts about the newer technology taking hold for several years but time will tell.
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