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Verbatim 4x DVD-RDL to appear in North America SOON!

Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:20 pm

I just thought I'd let everyone know that Verbatim's 4x DVD-RDL media will be arriving in North America at your favourite online vendors soon. I've just been in touch with Verbatim's largest distributor in North America, and the media is on it's way and available for pre-order :D

As for pricing, it's a little more expensive then DVD+RDL from Verbatim, but not much. Of course, this says NOTHING about what it will be sold for at Retail levels.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:37 pm

Meritline has them already:

http://www.meritline.com/verbatim-95165 ... er-11.html

$23.97 for 3 pack. Not cheap, but its better than when DVD+R DL discs first came out.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:01 pm

Wow... boy am I ever glad I don't BUY DVDDL media in the US...
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:17 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Wow... boy am I ever glad I don't BUY DVDDL media in the US...


I can arrange for that to happen, :D
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Postby skypx on Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:33 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:Wow... boy am I ever glad I don't BUY DVDDL media in the US...


I am assuming you get your media in Canada? Is it cheaper there? I'm moving to Japan in about two months, any idea what it will cost there? Thanks.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:35 pm

skypx wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:Wow... boy am I ever glad I don't BUY DVDDL media in the US...


I am assuming you get your media in Canada? Is it cheaper there? I'm moving to Japan in about two months, any idea what it will cost there? Thanks.


Yeah, DVD DL media is cheaper in Canada. I'm sure it's cheaper in Japan, but I have no idea how much.

Regular price on Verbatim DVD+RDL is about $7.25 CAD right now. My cost is somewhat cheaper then that... when I buy them.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:36 pm

By the way:

Places that AREN'T meritline will be able to get the Verbatim DVD-RDL media in stock at the end of the month.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:02 pm

Is there a list of known DVD-ROM readers or standalones that can read both layers of such discs now ? (not including DVD-R DL burner, too easy :roll: )
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:23 pm

I don't know of one...

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BTW: since we're talking about DVD-RDL, I thought I might pass on that I've heard Taiyo Yuden is working on DVD-RDL media as well.... but not word yet on DVD+RDL.
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:49 pm

I only know this, but it's quite short (and disapointing) :

http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/201/5
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:58 pm

ItalianJob wrote:I only know this, but it's quite short (and disapointing) :

http://www.cdfreaks.com/article/201/5


Hrm... yeah that's not too informative really. They didn't even show any disc specs for the media used in the compatability testing :o
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Postby ItalianJob on Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:21 pm

You will find what you want in the other pages of the test.

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Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R-DL:MKM 01RD30 ]
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Disc & Book Type : [DVD-R DL] - [DVD-R]
Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Kagaku Media]
Manufacturer ID : [MKM 01RD30 ]
Blank Disc Capacity : [4,171,712 Sectors = 8,147.9MB = 7.96GB (8.54GB)]
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As we can see the media code is MKM 01RD30, type DVD-R DL with the Book Type DVD-R.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:16 pm

I mean they haven't shown the quality and statistics of the disc used in the playability tests. It might have huge jitter or beta problems!
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Postby RJW on Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:48 am

C't did report on those and there conclusion was that quite some drives don't expect a second layer on -R booktype.
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Postby ItalianJob on Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:48 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:I mean they haven't shown the quality and statistics of the disc used in the playability tests. It might have huge jitter or beta problems!


Oh! That's true :o
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