Hey I think im that "rude prick"
I wasn't being rude, you were, for some reason asking a silly question, i simply let you know with valid reasons and denounced you in my mind as one of those bitter wierd people who just wanna have a go at stuff for no particluar reason especially considering there was absolutely no point to your post.
If someone "rushes out" to buy a new burner or absoluetly any other product....well maybe not bin liners or cat litter - necessity. Its because they want to from an entertainment perspective, its the newest model and dvd writers are cheap so they're pretty much an impulse buy for a lot of people, and myself who has been waiting a fair while for the drive to be released.
What I have said is all common sense, however you feel the need to insult the intelligence of the foum with asking an elementary question that you know answer to with the agenda of starting some pathetic list of posts from some pseudo intellects stating the obvious with total arrogance and ignorance to the fact that everyone already knows what they know....and they didn't even have think about it, or feel the need to patronise everyone else....
funny you work for the bbc, I notice the last few years they've started going right down the pan on the level of their reporting, you don't happen to do stories for newsround do you?