CD and DVD market shrinking - but not very fast.
[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/12/fS6EVr.png[/newsimage]The Santa Clara Consulting Group has released a report on the current optical disc market.
Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/cd-and-dvd-market-shrinking-but-not-very-fast-65356/](http://www.myce.com/news/cd-and-dvd-market-shrinking-but-not-very-fast-65356/)
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There are some important ideas to glean from this trend..
The cost of a dedicated blu ray burner is about $1k+ cost of a blu ray reader? $50.. see a problem there?
Competition from more cost effective media are making optical media obsolete-- what you see now are blu ray players with hard drives, flash slots and network capability which is more consumer friendly due to blu ray's insistance upon HDCP standard...
cds are at most 800mb, dvd.. 8.5gb... Flash media is measured in the tens of gigabytes and hard drives? Terabytes!!
32gb usb flash drives are now about $20 and blu ray discs when they came out in single packs were about $10 - $20..
There's something wrong with the math or the numbers.Example:
The entire market is good for about $90 million....There were nearly 500.000 million CD-Rs sold So the average selling price for a CD-R is 0.00018 cents? I don't think so.
I'll take a spindle for that price. Only 25 though, Im old and retired. LOL:bigsmile:
Seems like what they are worth these days.I occasionally go back to my archaic spools of cdrs, when I find a miniature linux iso, and all my usb devices are in use and it's more hassle to clear them off than just burn a cd...
I think you're right Drage. The report says 500.000 million, but it's probably 500 million? That would make 18 cents per CD-R, that sounds more reasonable...
My brain doesn't work - that would be dollars, not cents. :doh:
Yep, that does sound more reasonable. :iagree:
That would make the worlds cheapest coasters.
If it weren't for the environmental issues I would use them as skeets.:bigsmile::bigsmile:
I'd just be happy with decent bd-r's 25 pk for $10 25qty 50gb-dual layer for $24.99
piooner blu-ray BD-r is future
what I'm shocked by is that people still buy CD-only burners. really? I can understand if you bought CDs to play in some old discman/car audio, but who would buy a CD-only burner?
well, let's hope the trend this year is toward much cheaper BD-Rs. Still over $1 for decent discs here in our local market.
I'm much more worried about this trend,Recordable discs more expensive in 2013 â€“ 50% increase predictedhttp://www.myce.com/news/recordable-discs-more-expensive-in-2013-50-increase-predicted-65479/?utm_source=myce&utm_medium=frontpage&utm_campaign=related_posts
ZBart, yes, especially with the elimination of most DVD-R Burners (or at least the good ones) in favor of the BD-Burners. Strange to see any CD-R Burners available, although we'd never mind picking up a few of those old Yamaha Masters.