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Have read the 100gb are the Re-Write Discs and 128gb are the write once discs. For me i will start mainly with 128gb discs and re store 1000's of cd and dvd discs to BDXL
The way it is for me now is am waiting for BDXL to become cheaper, cheap as dvd drives and discs are now. Sure they can do that and still earn huge profits in doing so. I think most of the public buyers will wait for prices to fall, maybe 1% will buy now! Not exactly a great profit maker then for BDXL not until public buy into it.
Have also read that the dye would be better if they had money to buy better processing equipment. So maybe we should wait for a year after prices have dropped. Or first to buy will not have long life disc storage.
What would happen if unknown company who invented something better silently. Announces a bigger better optical medium than BDXL which takes everyone by surprise. Then sell at the dvd prices as they are now, they would sweep away BD and BDXL association a is now in an instant. Overnight everyone will buy into this new optical storage because the pos price is same as dvd or better. And the optical disc storage capacity is far greater than dvd could ever be. What if they let no other manufacture use their design and kept it closed. All optical drive manufactures overnight will fail, and this could see easily happen. Another reason why new products should not be released with realistic lower prices.
Look at what is selling the most now (still dvd ?) then sell your new product at those same prices. To gain increase profit revenue for longest time. Manufacture products that are the best and have good customer service also ensures any manufacture to stay in lead sales position and profits.
I think for BDXL to gain reputation and profits quickly for BD association and members is to drop BD quickly. Release BDXL along side BD units and discs, so public will moan a little but the BDXL advances are so huge 50gb at best to 100gb plus without BD restrictions. Sure will be new design maybe TB optical discs maybe. But guess will be further away (few years). Maybe drop the prices for computing community first and so the home theater community will shout want the same, and so easier to drop BD more silently. After all they still be able to play their BD discs on a new unit when they upgrade.
The key is pc owners that will initially make manufactures profits quickly. If only they get the price right early enough. Which should be now not later. Or maybe the BD industry is trying to bide time given BD home theater market has just gone from dvd to BD. Manufactures put this another way i have a few dvd home units and yet not one bd unit. All people i know which is many very few also have no bd unit. Even though they are in cheap shops to buy cheap. Reason because i told them not to buy. Instead wait as will be better and so they also told their friends. Well you should think this as a service more so if they have all posted this on the internet (unknown).
Sure enough there is better BDXL. Drop the price of this and i will buy a few pc and home units. And discs to go with each, of course more BDXL+r 128gb than any others. Money, money money like this in such an economy is good not to be missed. Then times that by millions doing the same soon amounts to huge profits. Or don't drop prices and see little profits until you do so, your choice.
Meanwhile will instead buy some hdd to store data to. Having no choice i need more storage space now.