My primary interest is not video, but computer data, and with ever growing capacities of external (USB and/or FireWire) harddisks, recordable CDs and DVDs become less and less interesting to me. I mean - heck, I have two 160-GB USB disks (one “master” and one “backup”) that still provide me with plenty disk space for archiving all of my data and then some. Far more flexible than burning to CD or DVD. Plus, as DVD (or its successors) capacities grow, so does the time it takes to burn them. With an ever more aggressive and consumer-unfriendly industry behind music and video discs, I won’t easily be convinced to come back as a customer. And, no - you won’t find me on any of those download services (legal or illegal) either - I’m no longer interested in their stuff, and I’m perfectly happy that way. I did rip my music CD collection to both WAV and MP3 format (which required an additional 250-GB harddisk), and that’s that.
[edited by luvr on 07.04.2005 09:46]