Not interested in Lightscribe. DL @ 8x seems good but media is still too expensive. Not interested in DVD-RAM (Bit of a dead format anyhow). Not much of interest really. What we would all like is media testing (Including jitter) and bitsetting as standard.
I think you are underestimating lightscribe. There are many people who don’t like the Sharpie method of labeling and will see this not as a gimmick (like I do) but as a feature they can’t live without and didn’t even know they were missing.
There will be consumers who buy the lightscribe drives
Well, to me this is the no point to consider, especially when media costs more. It is cute feature, but I do not see consumer insisting on having it. Yes, Monica Bellucci looks great though
Reading through the forums I see people fighting to shave 12 seconds of the backup process, will they now add 25 minutes to lightscribe?
Reading through the forums I see people using a second DVD-ROM for ripping, while some argue it is faster/better, others argue they do not want to overwork the burning laser. Will they now use the laser even more?
Oops, sorry for my ignorance, I did not pay attention to details as this is not a feature I need or want
But now it makes me avoid Lightscribe even more, because another component in the drive is more ways for something to go wrong…
Will they make two different hardwares just for the distinction? I doubt it. NEC don’t even want to maintain 3500 production line now. I bet my 2 cents on the theory that they’ll announce two models with different firmwares.