The price of dual layered dvd discs

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

  1. AuburnTiger macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2005
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    They should be going down as more people buy them and more companies manufacture them.
  3. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    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


    Apr 30, 2005
    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)
    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,,, 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


    Sep 18, 2004
    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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