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Surely it's possible to buy dual layer DVDRs for under £3.95?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bradavon78, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. bradavon78

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    The cheapest I can find them for is about £4 which sucks. I want to buy a dual layer DVD writer but the discs are to expensive.

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    Anyone?
     
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    They are quite expensive still. Unfortunately they are likely to remain so for the time being as well - unlike single layer discs, dual layer disc production is quite complex and thus excludes many of the Chinese producers - which means the big media companies, i.e. Verbatim, can charge more.

    The whole process gets even more expensive when you start getting coasters as well - even now the only brand of DVD+R DL I can actually successfully burn with a 100% success rate is Verbatim. That is just a media compatibility issue though with my firmware on my PC burner though as opposed to any problem with the format. But it is an issue across many drives at present because the media is so new - it will iron itself out over time (as producers conduct wider media tests).

    All things said and done though - a successfully recorded DVD+R DL (recorded with DVD-ROM booktype) works in virtually all players I have tried. It's compatibility is significantly better than DVD+R and, maybe, almost as good as DVD-R. Time will tell on that but so far it looks good!
     
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    Try www.blankshop.com - they start from £3 each

    Too expensive still for me - better off spending 50p on 2 decent 4.7gb disks
     
  4. bradavon78

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    Thanks both.

    I agree Darren but I really want it all on one disc without quality drop. I can way a we while longer. I'm happy with my single layer burner for now.

    £3 is to much for me to. I'll upgrade when they can be bought for £1-£1.50.

    I've also wondered why you still can't get DVD-R DL???
     
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    Any update on this?
     
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    Prices are still around £4 for decent brands (Verbatim) but there are budget discs available - here at SVP for £2.30 each for example.
     
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    Thanks

    It's really annoys you STILL can't buy DL DVDs in spindle packs! £2.30 is still a rip off. I'm not prepared to upgrade until they are at most £1-1.50.

    I own a single layer PC writer and want to buy a DL writer but I don't see the point as I'd barely never use the feature, at those prices. It seems this will be another few years and by then DVD will probably be old hat :mad:
     
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    SVP had them in spindles of 10 the other week, but they were still around £2.30 per disc.
     
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    LOL that makes it worth while.

    For that price I want the jewel case!
     

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