Cheapest dual-layer medium?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superwoman, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. superwoman macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of buying a dual-layer drive, but I'm surprised to find DL medium to be so expensive. Anyone knows where to get cheap DL medium?
     
  2. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    What prices are you seeing? Dual layer media is substantially more expensive than single-layer. Often, it's much cheaper to use two SL DVDs than one DL DVD.
     
  3. superwoman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm seeing $2/DL-disc versus $0.25/SL-disc. Is $2/DL-disc the best I can find?
     
  4. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    give it time. I remember when each single layer disc was 2 bucks each :( I am more concerned if there will be any kind of compatibility problem with dvd players. I need to do more research.

    Kimo
     
  5. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    The cheapest I'm finding here in the UK is £3/disc.

    Rip off Britain at it's finest.

    FireArse
     
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  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Sick of all the British complaining about Rip Off Britain.. Get over it :D
    I moved from the UK to Ireland over 8 years ago after finishing uni, and believe me you have nothing to complain over.

    Everything over here is imported from the UK, so not only do we have to pay the inflated UK price, we also have to pay the currency difference and vat difference and a little bonus ontop for the retailer :eek:

    Thank god for online retailers.

    Oh and Dual Layer DVD's are retailing here in the local computer shops for €9-15 $10-$18 :(
     
  8. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    IIRC Apple's DVD-R 5 pack was $15 (or was it $25) when they came out.

    At the time that was what Apple would recommend for the SuperDrives.

    Not to mention that was the only game in town for awhile....

    Hey Supes, give it some time. If you need the DL now go ahead and get it and use SL disk for normal stuff and the DL disk only when needed.
     
  9. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Check out www.supermediastore.com as they have 25 for $44.75. I really didn't look anywhere else so I hope this helps :eek:
     

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