TDK make DVD's with a DURABIN scratch proof coating that it claims to be 100 times the scratch resistance of your average writable DVD. That sounds great to me
So, today i felt a need to try one of these coated disks and thought that the better option would be a DVD-RW as i could use it as a backup media and reuse it multiple times. To me it seems naturally logical to have such a coating on both DVD-RW and DVD-RAM disks
As i had some trouble finding the DVD-RW scratch proof disks in retail stores i rang TDK today to find out who would stock them. To my surprise it seems that TDK (australia) does not see DVD-RW or DVD-RAM scratch proof disks as popular, they feel no one would buy them so they don't make them :? I am astounded that TDK does not see it as useful to have DVD-RW or DVD-RAM with the scratch proof coating (and nothing in spindle packs) :?
Unfortunately the price premiums are huge and i feel out of kilter with reality ($0.40/DVD+R in spindle packs as i buy them compared to $2.50/DVD-R in packs of 5 as mentioned by TDK) so i expect that this would be more likely a reason they may not sell - they would be desired as an appropriately priced medium.
After some discussion, i felt that TDK was more interested in getting to a HD format disk as soon as possible (which had the scratch proof coating as standard) and so felt that it was not worth bothering about. Yet another reason for me to avoid this new format...
Is there any other manufacturer that sells scratch proof disks in DVD-RW (DVD-RAM) format ? How do they perform ?