Methinks NEC are being rightly cautious of this technology before commiting themselves. The slowness of burning the label will be a bug bear for some users, especially those that burn a disc at 16x in 6 minutes, then have to wait upto 40 minutes for a decent label, and I haven't seen anywhere on the LightScribe sight that specifically mentions the time taken for burning a label, only mention of a 50% increase in speed!! Also, do you have to burn the disc first, then the label or can you burn the label first then the data?
Has anyone actually witnessed the LightScribe process? Just wondered what someone who's actually seen it done thinks to this new technology twist, and did it impress them?
The new dye seems to have a shorter life as the dye used for recording, but I don't think this will be a problem as most people keep their discs in cases/sleeves.
So, apart from lack of colour, speed, non eraseability (will they ever make eraseable LightScribe media?), needing new hardware/software and media, I think I'll be missing the boat on this one then!