Hey I recently (for X-mas) purchased a 3500, and as many of you didn’t realize that the 3520 was due to come out. Do you guys think it is worth the trouble to try to switch it for the 3520.
The 3520 will have support for DVD-R DL, but of course who cares because no one is going to buy media until it’s at least down to $1-2 a piece. But my question is: will DVD-R DL be significantly cheaper than DVD+R DL ? will -R DL be significantly more compatible? I thought i remember hearing something, but considering how regular DVD+/-Rs are basically identical in price this seems inplausible. Plus, the 3500 seems to have a much larger base of owners, and hence the market has a much larger demand for +R DL which should get manufacturers to make much more +R DL.
Yes, the RW speed is better, but it’s not that big a deal, because i wouldn’t be RW, I’m mostly interested in burning things permanently.
So should i save myself the hassle and keep ~$20 is shipping and handling or should i try to exchange it for the 3520? I’m sure I’m not the only one debating this-- damn NEC and they’re putting something out so late just to cause me headaches. I realize that no one can really know the answers to some of these questions but if you have insight please share