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Estimated cost of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray discs?

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by doc4eva11, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. doc4eva11

    doc4eva11 Member

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    I felt this was best fit for this forum. Anyway, anyone have any info on the media? I heard there's supposed to be a notebook released this fall capable of burning in HD format.

    I'm also curious to see how quickly and how much this will affect DL-9 media prices.
     
  2. Xian

    Xian Regular member

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    I haven't seen any media pricing yet on them, but usually they are expensive at first then come down in price. When I got my first CD burner in 1994, blanks were $12-15 each, now they are 1/100th of that price. It was only a couple years ago that DVDR media was pricey too. The early adopters will pay a premium but the price will drop fast as more manufacturers make them and more people buy them.
     
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    You will also need to factor in replacment hardware costs - they are not compatible with current hardware/players.
     
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    Sony already has an external USB 2.0 blu-ray drive. It costs $3295. The 20GB RW discs are $50 a pop.
     

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