This article from a visitor to the Computex in Taiwan may be of interest to some. Briefly looks at some upcoming 16x PC DVD burners and HD-DVD versus BluRay (from the Toshiba view): http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=2078 The most interesting thing in this article though (IMHO) is the lack of attention paid to dual layer DVDRs (of both flavours). I can't help but wonder if this is linked with the fact that these disks seem to lack the compatibility they were first claimed to have? Considering these disks are supposed to be as compatible as conventional DVD9s then why do numerous DVD drives being released now be incompatible with them? There have only been a small number of tests since the Nero Infotool was updated to detect DVD+R DL read/write support. But looking at the major reviews of non-DL burners and most seem unable of READING the disks let alone writing to them: For example, the Pioneer S706: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Pioneer+DVR-S706-J&Series=0 ...or the Samsung SH-W08A: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=Samsung+SH-W08A&Series=0 ...or the NU DBW-521 Combo: http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Articles/Specific.asp?ArticleHeadline=NU+Combo+DBW-521&Series=0 Still early days of course so we'll have to wait and see but all these drives should be quite capable of reading normal dual layer disks. The potential lack of compatibility of DVD+R DL disks is further implied by the fact that LG had to release a firmware to enable their 408x series drives to read DVD+R DL disks - which hardly suggests they are as compatible as implied. From a PC perspective compatibility of these disks isn't a major issue: DVD-ROMS/-RW drives will be updated pretty quickly and a cheap upgrade will solve any problems of incompatibility. But for set-top users who use DVD players whose drives are based on existing technology then it has to be a bad thing. Let's hope compatibility is better than it currently seems to be.