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dual layer, double layer, what?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by gedrevist, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. gedrevist

    gedrevist Member

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    I've just been given a dual layer DVD burner.

    It seems some dual layer burners only write to *double layer* media, not *dual layer*. Is that true? And if so, is double layer just double-sided?

    Also if so, why do they call them dual layer burners? Are they simply lying?

    I'm confused. :(
     
  2. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    There are dual Format burners(use both + & - blank media). There are also dual layer burners that burn the larger capacity dual layer blank media. They are sometimes confused. You must have a dual layer burner to burn dual layer blanks. These blanks cost about $10. each. Regular blanks both + and - cost around $1.or less.
    Dual layer and double layer are the same. Dual format doesn't mean it will burn dual layer.

    Jerry

     
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    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Also the dual layer blanks have about twice the capacity of the regular +/- blanks. They are not dual sided, everything is burner on one side.

    Jerry
     
  4. rroettger

    rroettger Regular member

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    Dual layer burner should also write on a single layer disc. You need to know what formats it will burn (plus + or - which is dash not minus, RW and Dual layer). I think DL is only a plus format.
     
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    bigorange Active member

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    You are correct, DL is only in + format, for now anyway :>)
     
  6. gedrevist

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    Thanks heaps for the info. So dual layer is the same thing as 'double layer', OK.

    $10 for the dual layer media though ??!!

    You must be joking, I hope.

    Because 2 single-layers would be about $2 or less, right? So, ummm... WHY $10 for those things???
     
  7. rroettger

    rroettger Regular member

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    New technology is never cheap at the start.
    Prices range from $10 to 15 or 8 to 13 in bulk (25 to 50 discs).
    I have had a DL burner for 6 months and have yet to try it out. When I first bought you could not even buy a disc to burn. One of these days I going to try one just for the hell of it.
     
  8. bigorange

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    You can get DL Riteks here for 6.00-7.98 here:

    http://www.meritline.com/dl-dvd-r-dual-layer-ritek.html

    Considering DL media started out at 25.00 each only 5-6 months ago, this is a pretty significant drop in price. I look for it to be around 3.00 in a couple month's time as more and more companies jump into the fray.
     
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    rroettger Regular member

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    Just ordered a 3 pack for $24.99 less $10 rebate.
    $5 bucks apiece! I guess I will finally try out my DL burner.
    Thanks bigorange
     
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    Think we'll ever see dual layer re-writable media?
     
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