Why are dual-layer DVD+Rs still so expensive?

Wag

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They aren't much cheaper as they were last year when they first came out.

Any ideas?
 

scorpmatt

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because they know people will pay more for stuff that should be cheaper, when people stop buying it, it will be cheaper

:D
 

Wag

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Originally posted by: KLin
To keep you from pirating stuff.
Hey pinhead, some of us like to store other stuff on it, like HD streams off the air, which is more than within our rights.

 

Jeraden

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Are people actually buying them though? I've never heard of anyone actually getting any, just complaining they are too expensive. I'm waiting for them to be cheaper too.
 

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Originally posted by: Wag
Originally posted by: KLin
To keep you from pirating stuff.
Hey pinhead, some of us like to store other stuff on it, like HD streams off the air, which is more than within our rights.

yah like LOTS of porn.. 4gigs is not nearly enough!

man i wnt DL media but 10 bucks a disk isnt practical
 

bandana163

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To give you the illusion that they're much more expensive to manufacture than they really are (a few cents or even less).
 

Wag

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Originally posted by: Jeraden
Are people actually buying them though? I've never heard of anyone actually getting any, just complaining they are too expensive. I'm waiting for them to be cheaper too.
Well there you go, the chicken and the egg syndrome. Are people not buying it because they are waiting for the price to come down, or is the price so high because demand is so high? I can't honestly believe they're selling well at their $3+ prices.

Right now I am using used blank SVHS tapes to store HD streams on DVHS. Run me about $2+ a pop. It's a long involved process to record, store, transfer to DVHS, etc.

I'd rather just take the streams from my HDTV card and put them on DVD.

 

Wag

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Originally posted by: Ronin
Compare the prices to the conventional +R and -R media...DL is still 'new', and the prices will continue to be that way until say..Blu-Ray comes out.
It's too bad nobody has figured out a way to store conventional data on DVHS because you can store like 25Gb for $2.
 

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Originally posted by: Wag
Originally posted by: Jeraden
Are people actually buying them though? I've never heard of anyone actually getting any, just complaining they are too expensive. I'm waiting for them to be cheaper too.
Well there you go, the chicken and the egg syndrome. Are people not buying it because they are waiting for the price to come down, or is the price so high because demand is so high? I can't honestly believe they're selling well at their $3+ prices.

Right now I am using used blank SVHS tapes to store HD streams on DVHS. Run me about $2+ a pop. It's a long involved process to record, store, transfer to DVHS, etc.

I'd rather just take the streams from my HDTV card and put them on DVD.


because for most people single layer is good enough.

better off waiting for blu-ray. drives will come out next year, then maybe year after that it'll be at reasonable price