Why still no Dual Layer -r available?

vbimport

#1

Hello,
I was worndering why dual layer media are available only in +r format (afaik)
i also noticed many DL burners haven’t -r DL features.
Just curious if we have to expect them on the market later this year ot not. Any rumours?

Thanks


#2

Verbatim finished testing and released their dvddl-r… So they should be coming to the market very soon… I heard Japan already has some… check cdrlabs.com… they burned a couple of these discs with the plextor 716 and pioneer 109


#3

thanks a lot


#4

As mentioned above, if you look at the burners that are just coming out they are pretty much all supporting D/L DVD-R. This article might put your mind at ease:

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/11758


#5

Nothing like Bitsetting specified I guess? Then I don’t see any use for DVD-R DL as most standalones and a lot of DVD-ROMs will not read those discs.


#6

No DVD-R DL standard doesn’t specify bitsetting it was not needed according to the folks. the DVD-R code would do.
While it works on most standalones it means trouble for most DVD-ROM’S DVD-writers.
So far the results indicate that it’s not that interesting except if it will lower +R dual layer disc’s which I don’t expect seeing so far that only MCC seems to pull of to put both disc’s of decent quality on the market.


#7

Agreed.

When the dust settles and if all is equal (compatibility wise). Which do you think the mainstream computer user will chose? DVD-R DL, with mindless burn and play…or DVD+R DL, with toggle bit, burn and play?

The average person doesn’t know what a USB port is, let alone bitsetting DVD media. (average person = big sales = more manufacturers = more competition = lower pricing).

Time will be the judge. But we definitely need a competition jolt to help lower media prices.