I have a DMR HS2 with RAM and am just about to invest in a DVD burner for my new PC.
I called my component supplier to place an order that inluded LG RAM and -R burner capability only to be told that LG have stopped manufacturing them?
Apparently Panny are the ONLY manufacturer producing RAM burners etc.
It seems we could be heading for a Sony Betamax situation here?
It seems to me that RAM is a good concept (as was Beta) except it's no value if it will be discontinued in the near future.
Any info or suggestions would help?
Cheers & thanks.
Actually, I'm a little more concerned today than I was before I went to Comp-USA, where I normally find my best prices on "-RAM's". While they seemed to have 3 times the stock of +R's, -R's, +RW's and -RW's that they had two months ago, there was not one -Ram to be had. They were also sparse at BestBuy, Wall-Mart, and Target. Seems like more +R's and +RW's than ever, too.
CompUSA seems to have abandoned the DVD-RAM format. They even had their own house-brand disks for awhile, but these days the only brand they seem to carry is Memorex, and I wouldn't take those if you gave them to me. I once had 11 defective Memorex DVD-RAM disks out of 15. Utter crap.
Circuit City (at least in the Atlanta area) still carries DVD-RAM media. On their website they have TDK and Panasonic media for about $7 per disk (Panasonic in 3-packs) with free shipping. The TDK disks are a "clearance item - while supplies last."
You can find three packs of Maxell at WallyWorld for $12.97 (in keep cases, bare discs)
You can still find Imation on the CompUSA web site (outrageously priced)
BestBuy has a 5 pack of Fuji in store for $29 ($6/each).
If there is anyone out there that prefers their RAM discs BARE and have some old Type2/4 shells gathering dust... I'll pay postage and buy you a good lunch for them (grin)
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.