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post #1 of 18
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50GB Rewritable Blank Blu-Ray Disk to Cost $60 – Panasonic
post #2 of 18
Well that certainly is nasty ... but then again i thought it was nasty over a decade ago when I paid over $20 for a blank CD-R disk.
post #3 of 18
That news is from Jan 6. Since then TDK has announced their own line of blank BD discs, which are much cheaper:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=638583
post #4 of 18
Yup, the TDK media is half the cost.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grubert
That news is from Jan 6. Since then TDK has announced their own line of blank BD discs, which are much cheaper:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=638583
Yes I know, if you look at the original post it was linked to, you'll see the link to the TDK prices in the 2nd post. Now why would Panny be priced at double ?
post #6 of 18
Still overpriced

I'll let y'all make the $40 coasters.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by hmurchison
Still overpriced

I'll let y'all make the $40 coasters.
New media is always more expensive. This shouldn't be news to anyone.
post #8 of 18
"Price will come down with volume."

Yikes. At $40 a pop, I hope the die hard supporters will step up and take a few hits for the team to get us into volume production. What's the intended application for those discs?
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by hmurchison
Still overpriced

I'll let y'all make the $40 coasters.
You know that the 1st generation burners are going to have issues and probably make a coaster every now and then.

Figure $40 for 50gb is $0.80/gb. I just bought a 320gb hard drive for $99 which is about $0.30 gb.
post #10 of 18
320gb harddrive at 99 dollars? Can't be a Seagate. Save the reciept, especially if it's a Western Digital. The fail rate on WD is horrible.
post #11 of 18
How about a 250 gig Seagate for $90 (with rebate)?
post #12 of 18
Well,

I would like to burn a lot of my HD .TS files to HD-DVD or BR and then let a player play them instead of going through a HTPC.

Average HD .TS file is between 10-25 gigs.

That way they are backed up as well, just in case a hard drive crashed.
post #13 of 18
$60.00 per the Panasonic disk? $30.00 for the TDK disks. That is as idiotic as the Pioneer Elite $1800.00 BR Players!
Thank the lord for people dumb enough and willing to pay that much for this junk.
I can more than afford to pay those prices but because I am not an idiot, I will kindly decline.
Unbelievable!
post #14 of 18
What short memories y'all have. Why "just a few years back" when VHS first came out I was buying RCA VK125 tapes for $25.00 each. Factor inflation into that price and that would be the equivalent of well of $100 today. ;)
post #15 of 18
^ That is why I refuse to "Do the math".
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmurchison
Still overpriced

I'll let y'all make the $40 coasters.
Technically, it would be impossible to make a coaster with re-writable media. Just keep trying until you finally get it right.
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabident
"Price will come down with volume."

Yikes. At $40 a pop, I hope the die hard supporters will step up and take a few hits for the team to get us into volume production. What's the intended application for those discs?
As far as production costs of the media, seems to me that there should be little if any difference except for the dye itself. They'll probably use the same plastic foundation that they have already tooled up for.

Sooner or later, I bet the cost for this stuff could really go down and still make profit for the manufacturer.
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmurchison
Still overpriced

I'll let y'all make the $40 coasters.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RVonse
Technically, it would be impossible to make a coaster with re-writable media. Just keep trying until you finally get it right.
I think the $40 price was for the write-once BD50.
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