BMR wrote:Any chance that there is pressure from various industries to keep the media cost high in order to avoid people making one to one copies of DVD9 Movies ??
As well, I understand the technical reasons why dual Layer media is more difficult to make then single layer, but it has been out for so long now and the price still remains very much the same. Many "Difficult" items to manufacture were very expensive in the begining but came down in price ( ie. 19 inch LCD monitors ).
The industry is changing right now... the average DVDR is now being sold below cost by SOMEONE down the supply lines. In Canada, Futureshop and Bestbuy sell their media (when on sale) at or below cost when shipping is included... and the big brands often sell the media below cost to them in the first place as well, simply because they can't afford to NOT have a certain volume being sold of their product, and all the other big brands are doing it too.... but within the industry, people are hoping that DVDRDL will not turn out as screwed up as DVDRs, so that companies won't start going out of business.
For some reason, people seem to think that margins and profit are really high on blank media products... but on all single layer DVDRs there is almost no money anywhere. So in comparison, a product like DVDRDL where companies are able to sell it NOT below cost still, it makes it seem like a total ripoff to the average consumer.
This is speaking as someone who knows what Futureshop/Bestbuy pay for their DVDRs... and what they sell them at.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media