Optical Disc Prices May Rise 50% in 2013

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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Haven't used an optical disk in over 10 months now. Articles like this can create self fulfilling prophecies in some respects. In the investment world it is looked at as "churning." It is interesting, however, and I appreciate your diligence.
     
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    tommo123 Platinum Member

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    i can honestly say that i haven't burnt a disc in years (well, bar 1 for my mother). still surprised that i never went for a BD burner. guess there's no need these days
     
  5. Blain

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    Do people still use those things... For what?
     
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    Opticals, for your eyes? :p

    6½ years since I last owned an optical.
     
  7. VirtualLarry

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    I still use them, very rarely, for making boot discs. I still put a DVD-RW into every machine I build.

    You don't need them often, but when you do, you really do.
     
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    i just use usb now for that. have the win8 install media on a usb drive thats on my keychain. just in case.

    for everything else i have 1 external dvd writer that gets connected to whatever PC i need to throw a disc in. vary rarely gets used though
     
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    The article explains that increased demand for DVDs and BD has lowered demand for "optical disks". I think they meant for Compact Disks aka CDs. DVD and BD are optical disks as well.
     
  10. Blain

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    Some people held onto floppy drives for a long time also.
     
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    good. maybe this will accelerate the death of optical media.
     
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    Disc :awe:
     
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    disk and disc are both valid ways of spelling it, there is no consensus on which is the correct form according to the dictionaries I have consulted
     
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    Capture both spellings with disck.
     
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    I still use optical drives somewhat reguarly and will for a while yet. I'm not clinging to them, it just so happens that I need them quite often. If their were a better means for me, I'd use it.
     
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    Look at the logo for Compact Disc. There is only one correct way to refer to Compact Discs.
     
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    Yes there is. Optical media is disc, rigid media (hard drives etc.) is disk. It's always been that way.
     
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    Wuts a optikul disk?
     
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    cd's are whats really keeping optical drives going. otherwise they would just sell bluray drives without even dvd compatibility... no reason to. but cd's are still current for music standards, and it wouldnt make sense to have a bluray+cd only drive.. so dvds will stick around for awhile too.
     
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    Wow coasters are going up in price? Guess Ill have to use the paper ones now.
     
  21. Blain

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    Spinning platters :awe:
     
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    For some rare breed of people that doesn't have internet but still need optical discs.

    I'm all for getting rid of them if it meant not having optical drives as deadweight and occupying useless space in laptops.
     
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    It could but I don't think so. The optical disk business has been bad for the last couple of years. 2 manufacturers have exited the market, restructuring for some others. DVD blanks are going to get more expensive.
     
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    What names have left and which have restructured?
     
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    What a way to make optical discs/drives less relevant to PCs. Haven't used an optical disc in quite some time, even my main rig doesn't have a DVD drive because I felt that I'm never gonna need it very often.

    Did a lot of backups with DVDs a long time ago but looking back, it was a mistake. It was tedious and accessing the files on individual discs are a PITA. Porting them back to HDDs once I get enough HDDs to make multiple copies.

    Good riddance to optical discs.
     
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    I'm really not seeing anything much, there.

    We've got $0.30-cent DVDs, now, and <=$1 BD-Rs. A 50% increase won't exactly be a substantial problem for users of optical media.

    +1. USB thumb drives are too often PITAs in comparison.