Originally posted by zebra
Just wondering...do you know anything (in depth) about the overburning capacity of this drive? Or, for that matter, the size that the (DVD) media will blow out to in the near future?
Maybe I am asking you to look into a crystal ball here, but I am really keen on this drive....
The reason I ask is that 4.7GB is enough to make a backup or some DVD movies but not others. (And at that, you usually need to take out menu's, extras, transcode to lower quality etc)
Will we see 5GB, 5.5GB media burnable via Overburn function on this drive? Or is this outside the current specification for the format and we would need to wait longer for the actual drives themselves to evolve?
I assume it will be the same way that CD-R went, with 650, 700, 750+ CD-R sizes now available.
Can you shed any light on this for me?
Oh goodness, I just bought my very first DVD burner, I have no idea. All that I know is that I'm not even going to mess with trying to overburn a DVD. Transcoding has been fine for me so far, and for the cases when I need the utmost quality, I just bring out the originals
I'm trying to put together a page of interesting information, but so far it has turned out to be just a good old DVD+R/RW with the benefit of being able to play with tools like KProbe and make it region free with LtnFlash. The DVD's that I've duplicated play successfully in my cheapo DVD-ROM drive and also in my Sharp Set-top box so I can't complain about that. I can complain about a few features that are currently missing, like reading the disc's manufacturer, and Mount Rainier support.