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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-06, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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How long before blu-ray burners are < $200?

I'm trying to remember how the prices of DVD burners fell between 2000 and now. To the best of my recollection, burners were $500+ in 2000 but by mid-2002 were about $200. And of course, today they're $40. But my memory is a bit fuzzy.

How long before blu-ray burners are about $200?

3 years? 2 years? ??
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-06, 08:02 PM
 
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The cheapest 1 on this site is already $584, so it won't be long, perhaps less than 2yrs

http://www.winbuyer.com/cat-94757/ke...t-1/?c=8294757
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-06, 08:56 PM
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That's only half a solution. The other half is media.
What good does a $200 burner do when media is $1/GB.

For comparison, DL-DVD are $0.125/GB and SL-DVD - $0.05/GB.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-06, 10:57 PM
 
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My First General Media DVD-R recorder (Pioneer) ran me just under $1000... (got it at Dealer Cost). I'd guess next xmas we should be seeing cheap burners. As more and more media suppliers hit the market (Just saw FUJI product)... price will drop on Media.

Just noticed that Ritek Blanks are Coming Soon!!

http://www.ritek.com/p2-pro1-bd.asp
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That's only half a solution. The other half is media.
What good does a $200 burner do when media is $1/GB.

For comparison, DL-DVD are $0.125/GB and SL-DVD - $0.05/GB.

Diogen.
You're trying to say that a 25Gb blu-ray disk is $25? And a DVD-R is only $0.25?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-07, 12:13 AM
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Yes.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-07, 12:48 AM
 
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I'm sure media prices will fall in line with hardware. Like all things more manufactures, better manufacturing will drive it down. Pretty soon you'll see knock-offs and cheap imports flooding the market.
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Well...in Canada they are $.3o but different cents, so shop around Beef!
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 2007-03-08, 01:54 AM
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You're trying to say that a 25Gb blu-ray disk is $25? And a DVD-R is only $0.25?
That pretty much says it all. Stack of 100 DVD-Rs for $25? Quite common. DL DVD-Rs? Nowhere near that cheap. BR or HD-DVD? Take out a bank loan. Recorders? DL DVD are going for about $40. I'll buy a dual format BR/HD-DVD recorder when they hit $50 and media hits $0.50.
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