believe WickyWoo has stated without hesitation (as if he knew) that BD-25 costs $1.50 to produce, and BD-50 costs additional $0.50 ea. At that point, well, frankly I stopped listening...it's so ridiculous that I did not know what to say. Sounds like I'm catching a January viral infection....
Or I just did a quick google:http://www.proactionmedia.com/blu-ray_replication.htm
$1.99 for lots of 5000 for BD-25. We can assume the studios get closer to the $1.49 price listed for 100,000. This after all is not a contract based facility but designed for one-offs(another $0.62 for a case).
No, I didn't state that as a fact. I said it was CLOSER to $1.50. You can get standard DVD for about $1.20 in lots of 5000, so it's going to add a premium. A BD-ROM is not materially different from a DVD in terms of how it's constructed. A DVD-9 is $0.21 more, so let's just say $0.50.
So, your reply is, that you don't actually know any insider info, but just try to pretend you know. Otherwise you wouldn't be writing things like "That's not goign to happen. Ever."
Or I could just go by the umpteen statements in the media, the columns, the article etc published over the past few years about how they don't want people ripping their discs. Why else would they be moving to provide you with a portable version? To rip their discs, or even to recompress them involves copying, and they don't want you doing that in any way shape or form. I don't know how they could be any clearer on that topic.
searched and didn't find. Afterall for a newbie you are a prolific poster
If you want to find it, then search and read all my posts until you find it. I'm not typing out the exhaustive details of my background again simply because you're positive I'm some plant from the enemy. check your private messages.