dvd-ram blank discs

J

JIMAKROS

Guest
I see that dvd-ram discs are more expensive than dvd-rw or dvd+rw.Why is this so???Are they harder to manufacture or something???Will it always be like this??This is a major drawback for the ram system.I'm thinking of buying the Panasonic E30 but i dont want to pay more for blanks than i would with the Philips.
 

wellsi

Active Member
Ram discs are available on the net for around £6 a disc. dvd-r are around 49p - £1. This should be the least of your concerns in choosing the machine; try looking through the forum for the different funtionality of the two machines; that's what should sway you...
 
J

JIMAKROS

Guest
I dont see how it can be the least of my concerns.I'm not going to pay 6pounds a disc.But really, does anybody know WHY ram blanks are so much pricier???????I know ram is the better system
but not at these disc prices.......
 

wellsi

Active Member
Well, RAM discs are your re-writable discs, so you'll only buy 5 - 10 of these to record stuff you don't necessarily want to keep.

dvd-r / dvd+r discs are the ones you'll be buying loads of, as these are the ones you will be keeping. Thus, if price of media is your main concern, then be worried about the price of the write once media, rather than the £2 difference in the re-writable media. dvd-r is much cheaper than dvd+r, but I'm sure that prices will continue to fall and any differance become negligeable (dvd-r was over £1.50 per disc 8 months ago, and dvd+r didn't even exist).
Thus, I believe it's the machines' functionality that should be your driving force...
 

malcom

Novice Member
JIMAKROS. You may get someone to give you a technical answer on the forum below.

http://www.dv-info.net/invb/index.php


RAM discs are worth the price because of ther technical excellence and flexibility of the RAM system. They are made to high standards and are usable up to 50,000 writes. compared to 1000 with the other formats.
 
J

JIMAKROS

Guest
To wellsi

yes, but the two major advantages of the ram system are the editing facilities and the time-slip which both only exist with ram discs.If one is to use only DVD-r's the ram system goes to waste.

to malcom

thanks for the link ,ill check it out
 

wellsi

Active Member
True, the best bits of the machine only happen with RAM. No denying, if RAM's were £2 a disc, Panasonic's machine would have the market licked...
Still, the prices are falling; 8 months ago RAMs were £14 a disc. Now you can get them for less than half that...
 

The latest video from AVForums

LG CX 4K OLED TV Review: The best TV of 2020?
Top Bottom