Is the end near for our beloved humble DVD Writer?
Times are getting tough for the humble DVD writer. With Internet delivered movies and program content being streamed directly to your set top box. Movies on demand via satellite based delivery systems. The noise and the worry of our beloved TY and MCC mediaâ€™s life span, the noise a DVD drive makes while playing a movie, the amount of manufacturers quitting the ODD business, the list is endless.
Recently i received a Media center PC for our lounge. Itâ€™s almost silent. It has a DVD drive of course, but only used for installing software. Movies are streamed from this pc which is in another room over the network, usually in Nero digital or DivX format. The amount of movies that can be stored on a large hard drive in this format is quite staggering. The quality is good and in the lounge there is no annoying noise of a DVD drive spinning.
So the question is. How much life is left our beloved DVD writers?