Well … blu-ray & HD-DVD are here … very expensive, but here.
At this point in time, nearly everyone (at cdfreaks) has DVD writers coming out of the wazoo, and media too
I’d expect Blu-ray & HD-DVD writers to be at nerdy prices mid next year & within two years … on the verge of affordable to the masses.
I currently have 6 DVD writers (excluding the sigots), all 16x speed and have no intention of buyng more (even if one fails), as I’d prefer to spend the money for a new format burner.
18x burners have minimal speed advantage over 16x … and 16x has dubious burn quality at full speed …
I have enough 8x and 16x media to last another 12 months …
So, do you intend to purchase more DVD writers, despite their foresee-ably limited useful life?