How much are companies worried about dual-layer DVD burners?

BigToque

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There are many legitimate uses for DVD-9, but how much do you think piracy will increase when dual-layer burners hit the market. All Xbox/PS2 games can fit on a single disc, all DVD movies, etc. With no removing audio tracks, or downsampling of movies...

I myself have not bought a DVD burner because I've been waiting for dual layer. I'm sure there are many people just like me.

What do you think?
 

ElFenix

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the real question is what happens when dvd burners are under $50 with no rebates, like cdrws are, and the discs are $0.50 each.
 

z0mb13

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
the real question is what happens when dvd burners are under $50 with no rebates, like cdrws are, and the discs are $0.50 each.
how much are the dvd-r discs now??

IT IS INEVITABLE! :D
 

bcterps

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Movie companies are certainly worried, but I think that the release of dual layer dvd burners is just going to drive Sony and M$ to use proprietary media for their next gen consoles.
 

LuNoTiCK

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Blu-ray is the next generation. By the time the media gets cheap enough the hype will be about blu-ray.
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
the real question is what happens when dvd burners are under $50 with no rebates, like cdrws are, and the discs are $0.50 each.
Cost isn't really an issue. 8x burners are under $100 and blank media under a buck. Sure, dual-layer will drive those prices down, but not to the point where there's going to be a huge influx of new users. People that want a DVD burner already have a DVD burner, moving the price point from $90 to $50 isn't a big deal.
 

DrPizza

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Actually, the price is well under $100 now... if you want a 1x or 2x or 4x burner. I've got a 4x and don't think it's worth it to pay the price for the 8x burners (although, I've been reconsidering it since mine's a -R and the better media/deals seem to be for +R) I think I'm going to wait for the 16x burners to come out. (and, that's supposed to be the limit for dvd burners.)
 

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