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Go retro with Verbatim "movie reel" DVD-R/+R

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 16 Oct 2003 9:53 User comments (2)

They already have the Vinyl CD-R in their product line and now Verbatim introduces recordable DVD media with the looks of a movie reel. Powered by high quality Mitsubishi azo dye and backed by a lifetime warranty, these make an attractive offer for a movie collector. But unfortunately the design, as always, comes with a price tag.
Verbatim DigitalMovie 4x DVD+R and DVD-R discs are based on MKM's Metal Azo recording dye technology which produces recordings with greater power margin and better sensitivity than earlier-generation 2x DVD recordable discs, ensuring the same accuracy achieved by other discs at 1-2.4x recording speeds. DigitalMovie DVD media are manufactured utilizing Ultra-Precise Molding(TM) (UPM(TM)) technology which produces very flat discs, guaranteeing stable, high-speed rotation during the reading and writing processes.
Pricing, Availability

Backed by a lifetime warranty, Verbatim DigitalMovie DVD-R and DVD+R media are expected to have a street price of about $11.99 per 3-pack and will be available through leading retailers, Internet resellers and distributors across the country in November.
Source: BusinessWire
A photo of Verbatim DigitalMovie discs.

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2 user comments

117.10.2003 10:02

Trust Verbatim to find a way to grind a profit out of such a competative market.

Anyone seen my bitch?

217.10.2003 20:38

Well, Verbatim do make good products, but yeah, this is just a case of using pretty eye-candy to squeeze out a little (lot) of extra profit from a medium which is currently experiencing huge price drops everywhere. If/when dual-layer dvd and/or blue laser become the norm, they'll almost be giving (reg'lar) dvds away. But the Verbatims are very pretty aren't they? I bet stuff like this gets the MPAA all in a stink-fit. When you put a disc into your player, do you really care what the label looks like as you watch the movie, or are you just happy to have a good quality disc that only cost you a buck? BTW, that Verbatim promo pic I just viewed is probably the biggest one I ever looked at over my slow lil' dial-up modem (2,030,552 bytes; 1505x2101 pixels <7-1/2"x10-1/2">; 200 dpi). WoW! No wonder the discs look neat! (Think I'll stick to my cheap yet perfectly-functional 50-unit bulk packs though). BTW, the supplied BusinessWire link (above) doesn't seem to work, Lasse. I get a "Forbidden - You do not have permission to access ..." error message. (???)

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