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Global demand for DVD DL discs to double in 2007?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Mar 2007 17:31 User comments (9)

Global demand for DVD DL discs to double in 2007? At a round robin test seminar in Taipei, held by the Re-writable Products Promotion Initiative (RW PPI) under the Japan-based DVD Forum on March 8th, market survey organization BOC revealed that is expected the global demand for 8.5GB DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL to more than double in 2007. BOC cited growing demand for high definition content in predicting an increase of 122% in 2007.
In 2006, the demand for double layer DVD discs reached an estimated 90 million discs, and if BOC is right, that figure will approach over 200 million in 2007. RW PPI representative director Koki Aizawa, said that while the global market for optical discs and disc drives is slowly moving to the next generation blue-laser technology, the format war and overpriced products make it unclear when Blu-ray or HD DVD will become wildly popular.

He noted that of the global sales value for all optical discs, Blu-ray and HD DVD are expected to account for just 2% overall in 2007, and 11% in 2011. Therefore, Aizawa believes that production of high definition DVD discs using DVD manufacturing equipment and the advanced H.264 codec for example, will be successful as it will be significantly cheaper than producing a blue-laser disc. This, he believes, will raise demand for DVD significantly, particularly double layer discs.

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9 user comments

110.3.2007 18:45

Just hope the price would come down.

211.3.2007 5:17

Well, they seem to have come down a little bit since I last bough some. Around 6 months ago I bought 2 orange coloured Tuff Disk DVD+R DLs for 2.50 UK pounds each in a local store. I got 2 x failed burns on my LG GSA 4160B burner, A306 firmware. Then I bought 2 x Verbatim disks which cost twice as much (5 pounds each) from another store. They worked fine. I seem to remember they were about 3 each online in 10 packs, and about 2.50 in 25s.

However, I see today that I can get 2.4x inkjet printable Verbatim on line for 1.86 each if I buy a 25 pack. A 50 pack of Aone 8x DL +Rs will be 0.89 each, but I would want to try a couple out in my burner first.



On m'a dit que je suis nul l'oral, que je n'peux pas mieux faire !

311.3.2007 10:09
shiroh
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Koki wins

417.3.2007 15:51

MICROCENTER HAS THIER BRAND WINDATA FOR $10 A PACK OF TEN THATS $1.OO A PEICE I HAVE HAD SOME GOOD LUCK WITH THEM HOWEVER DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT USE A LG BURNER TO BURN THEM BECAUSE IT WILL SYA BURN PROCESS COMPLETEDED SUCCESFULLY BUT WHEN YOU GO TO PLAY THE DVD WHEN IT REAHCES THE SECOND LAYER IT GOES HAYWIRE DO NOT EVER BUY OR USE AN LG DVD BURNER EVEN WITH FIRMWARE UPDATE IT STILL MESSES UP

517.3.2007 23:16

MIdNITE14, hit that caps lock key!

Just because you had bad luck with your LG burner, it doesn't mean everybody will. I have had an LG GSA-4160B burner for 2 years 6 months and the only trouble I had with DL disks was when I used some cr@p Tuff Disk media. Verbatim work just fine. Many owners of other brands of burners say this too. My LG is a little champ.

617.3.2007 23:42

i dont know it might not be the burner but i know that verbatrim or two expensive i been using windata cause they are $1.00 each i just dont understand why my lg burner spins very fast for 5 mins before it begins to burn what is causing that ?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Mar 2007 @ 23:43

718.3.2007 1:14

Midnite14, I expect that long spin is your burner trying to make sense of the disk before attempting to burn! If the maker code on the disk is not in the list which the burner has in its firmware, or if the disk is sub standard in some way, I think you will get this. Have you got the latest firmware for your LG model?

these are some quotes I found on the net

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MicroCenter is pushing WinData DVD+R DL's for a bone ($1) apiece (10 for $10). Anyone had any experience with these things yet?
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These DL disc by WinData is garbage.
Just bought them a week ago at Micro Center. 10 disc for $9.99

4 of them didn't work at all and I thought my DVD burner was broken.
I continued to use the rest of the 6. They works GREAT on 1st layer till the second layer was burned. I now have 10 coasters sitting on my desk.

Bought Verbatim DL disc yesterday and they work perfectly, so there is nothing wrong with my Sony DVD burner.
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You know the old saying "You get what you pay for"-I got a 10 pack of these worthless coasters-only 2 out of 10 were successful burns-the rest went into the trash can-better to have spent 6 more bucks and gotten a 10 pack of Ridatas-never had any problems with those.
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i went to my local micro center and bought WINDATA DVD+R DL 8.5 GB because the were 10pack for $10, but when i put it in to put and data on it like a dvd movie the computer possibly the DVD-Rom just clicks about every 5 seconds and eventually the computer says that disk cannot be recognized??
Is it my computer? Cheap DL Disks?? Nero 6 express that i am using???? HELP!!!!
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Having some problems, on Windata 2.4 X +R DL discs.
Enough for ya?

Just Google for "windata DVD+R dl" and you'll see what I mean.

818.3.2007 1:26

where can i get a 10 pack of ridatas for $16 at ?and what does this mean ? If the maker code on the disk is not in the list which the burner has in its firmware, and yes the burner has the latest firmware

918.3.2007 1:50

Originally posted by MIDNITE14:
where can i get a 10 pack of ridatas for $16
You do not say what country you are in!

1. Type "ridata DVD+R dl" into Google.
2. Look at search results.
3. Choose store in your country or store that will ship to your country.
4. Buy disks!

Originally posted by MIDNITE14:
?and what does this mean ? If the maker code on the disk is not in the list which the burner has in its firmware
1. DVD makers put media code on disks.
2. Burner makers put list of known media codes in firmware.
3. You buy disks.
4. You put blank disk in burner.
5. Burner reads media code.
6. Burner finds media code in list in firmware.
7. Burner knows best method to burn disk.
8. Burner not find media code, burner uses default method.
9. Sometimes, Oh dear! Crap disk, burner makes coaster.
10. Buy good disk, better chance of good burn.
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