Am I being naive here. Woudn’t it be great if the various manufacturers found a dye that worked to the best as technology allowed both in terms of burn quality at the time and longetivity. Then set up a manufacturing process that ensured that every disk went out the door to the best standard possible.
If demand for that disk was so great that their production could not match it then so be it, demand simply wasn’t met - until the production facilities could be increased WITHOUT compromising quality.
I really don’t understand the marketing sense in throwing something substandard out the door. With The Internet people WILL get to hear about and a company will lose out more than it gains.
The adage if it ain’t broke don’t fix it I would have thought applies here. For example at one stage Ritek seemed to be a highly sort after brand. Then look at it - because of the need for high production the quality has dropped off and I and others are now looking at replacing 200+ disks and will NEVER go near Ritek again.
One look at this forum will show that people want quality and reliability. The technology and dyes are there so why not provide it and charge a price that matches that.
The same way I have not a clue why anything above x4 media exists. Unless you have to produce a large no. of disks so what if a burn takes a little longer. Most of us will have spent a long time preparing what is actually going to go on the disk - if it takes 20 mins - so what - go and make a brew why you are waiting, whatever. You see the point, each time the speed increases the manufacturer has to reinvent the wheel
The main thing here is that the reason why we all like DVD’s over VHS is there compactness and there (hoped for) longetivity/reliability. Why is ANYTHING getting in the way of this.
Think about it. If the manufacturers produced disks that burned at no more than x4 say but we knew the quality would never change and they would last the decades as claimed we would still be buying those disks (baring an increase in capacity - which IS a gain) we would still be buying these disks in the same no.s five years from now.
I just do not undertsand why we have this problem and I can’t be the only one.