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DL media - widespread availability???

Postby charlie123 on Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:51 pm

haven't done too much with my DL burner for quite some time. However got interested again. Haven't followed the stories but why is DL media still not available as broadly as single layer?
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Re: DL media - widespread availability???

Postby Gen-An on Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:54 pm

charlie123 wrote:haven't done too much with my DL burner for quite some time. However got interested again. Haven't followed the stories but why is DL media still not available as broadly as single layer?


I'm not sure why you say this. What country are you in? I'm in the US and pretty much any place that sells SL media sells DL as well, whether it be B&M stores or online retailers.
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Postby charlie123 on Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:46 pm

I guess I was not clear. I meant the disks are not mainstream. Open any ad with the sunday paper and the specials for DL disks are hard to find. Yes these can be bought at any store but why have these disks not become more popular and replaced single layer?
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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:27 pm

Office Max has 'em at $2 per this week, Verbatim brand.

Most stuff still fits on SL, that's why.

I've got plenty many blank DLs.
But I only use 'em if it takes too much shrink for an SL.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:12 am

Verbatim DL media is now $1.75-$2.50 per disc in Canada (yes, Canadian $$). I don't see it getting much cheaper then ~$1 or so really though.
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