I allready reacted at cdfreaks on the posting.
But let me say that this person should do better research.
Just let me post what I posted allready on cdfreaks webpage.
I (at cdfreaks news posting) wrote:Hmm I would say to the writer of the articles do some more research and then rewrite it.
Since a lot of stuff is incorrect or incomplete.
Let me give 4 examples.
A Benq 1620 retail drive can be bought for 64 euro not the double of it.
B He don't understand to know anything about manufactureing of the disc's and just takes things for granted from the wrong sources.
C Current prices are falling. He hasn't seen that ritek manufactured disc's are allready selling for something arround 5 euro's a piece.
D He isn't aware of the fact that the competition is still busy with actually getting there products on the market.
I'm not saying that dual layer will become really cheap soon. Still a price of 3 euro's should be possible at the end of the year.
However I allready see some sites picking up this lame story. With enough bad publicity he actually might make it right in the end because of people and companies no longer haveing fate in it. Ohwell.
About some manufacturers backing out on dual layer. Some comments here.
1 These manufacturers are allways behind when it comes to technology support. So infact skipping this format might make it actually possible to be on time with the next stuff.
2 Well they were allready 3/4 months behind there main competitors so they allready had lost this round. (again ?)
3 Dual Layer requires quite some high quality manufactureing with not to big quality variations. QUestion is are these manufacturers up to it. While some of them are others are not !!
4 Some compannies prefer to buy a of the shelf sollution when it comes to manufactureing a complete of the shelf production line for dual layer is just there.(it might still not be 100% completed. I would have to check)
Since I still see new dual layer media hitting the stores and at lower prices I still believe that the format has a life.
Also if you think Dual Layer manufactureing prices are bad then don't think about Blue Ray. At this time makeing Blue Ray disc's are a even more dificult task. Guess some folks will probally waite befor the complete production sollutions are there.
Biggest thing here is the unprofesional handeling of people being jealous.