Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 18 Aug 2006.
All i have to say is No Thankyou.
Talk about getting ripped off.
Yeah, with the DVDs i use now, i pay about 6.25Cents/GB
Mine are just over 1p a GB... so.. yeah
50GB is too small - I want at least 100GB for that sorta moneys. Is that single layer though? If we could end up with at least dual layers, then maybe Blu-Ray might be ok, once the disks are only a fiver each or so.
"dual-layer Blu-ray discs, which hold 50GB"
is it just me or does that player look butt ugly ?
also, jeez that's an expensive disc
Doeth! Apoligies, my lag must be catching up with me today.
I think I will just go to the movies more often... It's cheaper.
HEy when DVD discs came out they were around that price. Hell I cant find Dual Layer DVD's for less the £10 what $20 each. I paid £20 for a CD-RW whent hey came out.
50GB disc could be very handy indeed. Couple of years and they will be as cheap as DVD-RW
So they're now selling 50 GB writable disks...
but are they yet producing movies on dual layer blu-ray?
If I read things correctly on the internets...HD-DVD Movies are already on dual layer 30 GB disks (and using an MPEG-4 codec) while the first Blu-Ray Movies were on single layer 25 GB disks (and using an MPEG-2 compression). So, are the Blu-Ray movies moving to a superior format yet (ie: 50GB and MPEG-4) or is sony still shooting itself in the foot on that issue?
It's really going to hurt when you burn one of thses and it won't finalize because of an error. I'm with whoever said "No Thanks"
People have said that when DVD's writers came out as they were slow and 4.7GB was alot of data that could screw up at any time.
Same really when CD burners came out. I paid £450 for a 2xwriter, no Re-write as they were not out then. It take over 1 hour then screw up at the last minute and i kept screaming and was a real pain as a blank write once CD-R cost £10 each.
Wont be long before faster Blue ray writers come out and the discs come down in price and people wont care about or worry about it screwing up like people dont now with CD-R's and DVD's as they now cost pennys.
As above. Sure its expensive now but new tech is. Wait a year for it to mature and the prices will fall.
I paid around £15 a box of 10 CD-R's back in the day when I got a burner and they used to fail all the time. It got damn expensive when things failed.
So in all honesty if you compare the price of CD's back then (£15 for 7.5GB total) to the price of BD-R's you are actually getting a good deal poviding it doesn't fail.
I still won't get one though as I considerably despise Sony.
The professional blu-ray disks are much more expensive, so be happy that the consumer products are cheap. I think that blu-ray disks come in a protective floppy-like casing, or at least the professional ones do. Re-writable too. The in-computer drives will be out sometime in Q1 2007. The sony guys wouldn't be any more specific when questioned. That's all I know, I swear.
My only problem is that I don't feel that the DVD is outdated yet.
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