If thats a 25 pack(looked through listing several times and could NOT find a description saying how many discs were in a spindle
) it's less than good DVD DL media goes for! if only the BDs would play in my many DVD players. Personally I don't like BD players, none have multi disc resume(even when playing DVDs) and if the BD has Java even plane old resume doesn't work!!
I was watching a commercial BD the other day(Young Frankenstein that I picked up for $5 new) and for me the whole BD experience left a sour taste in my mouth. First it took FOREVER for the thing to load, flashing between loading
and HDMI(as it synched with my TV multiple times). Playing the disc went OK but at one time I accidentally pushed FUNCTIONS on my player at which point the disc stopped and the functions menu came up. When I pushed PLAY the damn disc started at the beginning(not just the beginning of the movie but all the F#*&%$G FBI warnings)! What seemed like forever later I was finally able to start my movie again(of course from the beginning of the movie since BD is so stupid it forgets its place all the time)
Of course since BD players are so rudimentary they lack a basic DVD function(search to time) so I had to navigate with chapters and the search function! From a simple wrong button push it took me almost 5 minutes to get back to my resume point. Compare this to DVD where it would have taken me only a matter of seconds, even from a full eject it would have taken less than a minute.
After the movie I tried to watch all the extras, what a bunch of crap that was. YF had probably 20 different extras which took lots of time between each one as my TV screen would go blank and the player would flash HDMI between each extra. I figure I lost probably 10 minutes as I tried to navigate all the extras. 10 minutes may not seem like a lot but when your waiting to be able to make the next selection it seems like forever.
As much as I envy the capacity of BDs personally I'll stick with DVDs as long as physically possible. Not that I don't appreciate the full HD experience of BD but to me most of the time it's just not worth all the hassle. Oh and before anyone blames it on my player, it's a fairly recent Panasonic and probably middle of the line(not one of the cheap crap BD players that you might expect to give you trouble).
BTW if anyone sees a good deal(~$20-22 shipped)/spindle for AZO Verbs please post it. It seems like it's been quite some time since I've seen them that low(Amazon was running them on sale for that regularly 8?? months ago) and black friday seems like it's going to be a bust for cheap blanks. I think someone had the Life series for ~$20 but for me to purchase those they'd have to be <$15 which again I haven't seen in a while. To me it seems like blank DVDs are basically dead and the few sales(if you can even call it that) are just for the CMC junk
I think BB has Memowrex discs for $30/spindle this week....... ya I'll jump right on that Edited by jjeff - 11/16/12 at 10:45am