The price of dual layered dvd discs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AuburnTiger, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. AuburnTiger macrumors member

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    Does anyone forsee the price going down any time in the near future? And where is the best place to buy them?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    They should be going down as more people buy them and more companies manufacture them.
     
  3. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    how much do they cost? on blackfriday at staples you could get a 50 pack of single layers for $3 after rebates
     
  4. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502

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    summer 2006 or later...

    Currently, the recordable kind (+R/-R) of double layer (or dual layer) discs cost upwards of $2 per disc! :eek: Single layer DVD+R or DVD-R discs cost around 25 cents a disc or less on good deals! :)

    The current price range of dual layer discs is clearly too high for movie DVD backups:
    a) unless there's not enough hard disk space to backup commercial dual layer movie discs (until the prices come down)
    or
    b) the user doesn't want to use a DVD shrinking program to make the movie fit in a single disc

    I'm guessing that dual layer DVD discs will start becoming cheaper sometime after the middle of 2006, when the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats start showing up in movie titles (they would cost more than conventional DVDs, and Blu-Ray is expected to cost more than an arm and a leg when it's initially released).

    The best place to buy dual layer discs keeps changing with time (as with any other product). Check regularly on sites like http://www.edealinfo.com, http://www.dealmac.com, http://www.techbargains.com, http://www.fatwallet.com etc. for good deals. For dual layer discs, currently there doesn't seem to be a clear trend of prices going downward with time.
     
  5. kwajaln macrumors 6502

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    I went to Best Buy that day and got two 100-disc spindles (75 DVD+Rs and 25 CD-Rs in each) for $2.99 each after rebate. No compatability issues with the DVD+Rs in home DVD players, either.
     

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