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March 23, 2002 2:20:43 AM

<A HREF="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... P" target="_new">http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... P</A> $300 for a DVD+RW. $7 for RW media! Geeze the price on this stuff is dropping like a rock!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?

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March 23, 2002 2:35:27 AM

They were selling these at Best Buy about 3 years ago and the cost for employees was $250. The problem was that the media was hard to find and insanely expensive back then.

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a b G Storage
March 23, 2002 5:32:01 PM

HP have stoped making the DVD 100i and are planing to start and ship the new DVD 200i soon.
The current prices that you see are Clearence prices to clean the standing stocks of burners before the new models ship (at over 500$).

It's important to note that the DVD 100i can burn ONLY DVD+RW media, and will NEVER be able to upgrade to burn DVD+R - and that makes it much less atractive.

You might want to read the big article at C|Net that practically Bashed the DVD100i and HP for the bad practice that was involved in the promotion of the drives and the costumers who practicaly ware left with a bad product in hand.

A Class law suit is expected.

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March 23, 2002 5:44:56 PM

Well, If DVD+R were cheaper than DVD+RW, that would be a disappointment, but with the DVD+RW disk going for only $7 each, how much cheaper could DVD+R be?

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 24, 2002 1:00:40 PM

DVD-R is allready under the 2$ mark and the DVD-RW is at the 3$

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March 24, 2002 1:13:16 PM

DVD-R and DVD-RW are supposedly less compatible with set-top DVD players than the DVD+R and DVD+RW media. Hmmm.........

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March 24, 2002 4:09:17 PM

That's what I was going to say!

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
March 24, 2002 5:40:11 PM

hehe, I can read your mind! :tongue:

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March 24, 2002 11:28:09 PM

Go read Raystonn's mind and tell us Intel's secrets!

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March 25, 2002 3:18:28 AM

writeable dvd's are an eventual certaintly...
if u look on the home entertainment side of things, we still havnt found a proper replacment for the vcr to record programs when we are out...

dvd-rw is looooong overdue.

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 25, 2002 8:59:37 AM

Quote :
DVD-R and DVD-RW are supposedly less compatible with set-top DVD players than the DVD+R and DVD+RW media.

The word here is <b>SUPPOSEDLY</b>

Like with any product the companies who made it are trying to hype it as the best.
DVD+RW have showen no better compatebility with Set-Top players what so ever. Not better then DVD-RW and definatly not better then DVD-R.
And DVD+R, curently it's still in the Vaporware area and no body got one to make tests. Second that HP DVD100i that is now being offered at such low prices will NEVER be able to utilise the DVD+R media. That is official word from HP. (you can read on it at my site and I have links to the C|Net article)

We all know that Pioneer are the leaders in the DVD market. what makes you think that HP/Richo/Phillips will make somthing better (after they already don't have such a good name).
And we have yet to see the new models and technolagy to soon come from Hitachi...

Only time will tell.

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March 25, 2002 11:24:02 AM

There are too many "standards" for anything to be completely compatible. This never happened with (re)writable CDs!

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March 26, 2002 2:59:33 AM

I think the best bet is to just Wait Awhile, this technology is fairly new, I was thinking about buying the Hp200i, for the system i'll build in June. I think i'll just wait for awhile, till they know what will be compatible with what...This BluRay Disc crap is coming out, who knows when..and WONT!! be compatible with these Dvd Players.. So who knows! i don't really need to burn Large Amount of Data..But it would be nice if you can "buy" dvd's and "make copies" incase something happenes to the Original!

later Fellaz

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 26, 2002 7:48:14 AM

I still fail to understand this Blue Ray ferenzy.

1. As far as I know all DVD's are using a blue Ray Lazer. So what ? calling it "Blue" supposed to change something ?

2. Don't expect to see any real product on the market fo
the next 5 years.

If you need a DVD burner, just wait for the new model's compatebility tests to come out and buy one.

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March 26, 2002 12:16:53 PM

mmm well I'd love a DVD burner, but with loads of standards about, what on earth am I supposed to do...which standard looks like it's going to "win"

DVD-RW ( and DVD-R)
DVD+RW (and DVD+R)
DVD-RAM
March 26, 2002 12:41:08 PM

I can tell you DVD-RAM is going to lose. It has the least compatibility.

AMD technology + Intel technology = Intel/AMD Pentathlon IV; the <b>ULTIMATE</b> PC processor
March 26, 2002 12:54:51 PM

yes my friend has a G4 with a DVD RAM drive and it's not that impressive.

what about -RW and +RW

I'd be prepared to buy a drive if there was a single standard but at this rate I'm likely to just replace my CD-RW drive (my old (broken) one was a X2 drive from the dim and distant past, 1998.)
March 26, 2002 6:27:24 PM

DVD+RW is almost universally compatable with players. But newer players support less common standards.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
March 27, 2002 1:53:59 AM

yeah, good point...the Blu Ray Disc's probly won't be out for atleast 5 yrs, i was just throwing that info out there if nobody knew about it....anyway....in 5 Yrs who the hell knows whats gonna come out!! 42X Dvd Burner lol later fellaz

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 27, 2002 9:07:24 AM

Actually according to what I know, the DVD+RW is the least compatible from all the standards (DVD-RAM excluded)
The DVD+R was SUPPOSED to change it but The DVD100i that is offered here at low price will not be able to burn DVD+R.


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March 28, 2002 4:31:25 AM

That's why HP are releasing there Hp200i......idiots should of waited alittle longer and just released the 200i version, instead of jerking people around...

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Anonymous
a b G Storage
March 28, 2002 10:11:24 AM

Rob,
the prices you see now on the Old DVD100i are clearence prices done to clean out sittin stokes before they launch the next model at over $500 USD into the market.

This is a normal behavior for electronic companies. Like price dropes after X-Mas.


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April 1, 2002 5:03:21 AM

speaking of ... the other day i came so close to buying a dvd+rw drive from phillips. It was 500 dollars plus the 100 dollar service plan and then tax. thats 700 bucks! But man was i tempted to get it!

and yes the price was 500 bucks and yes it was the only one on display. This was at bestbuy. my favorite store.

on newegg the same drive is 450 and you get no extended warranty plan. I think i'll wait when it's 300 bucks and then i'll buy it. I'm considering now, however. I was sooo close! i even said "hey i wanna purchase that". i was shaking; it's kind of funny. Believe it or not the sales guy talked me out of buying it lol. thats a first.

so instead of buying that for my birthday i bought the new star wars game, baldurs gate expansion (BG II - throne of bhaal) and a gamepad that has force feedback.

:)  HP DVD200i eh? i kind of figured they would come out with something new soon. glad i didn't buy the dvd+rw now.
I'll wait when it's standard would be a better idea. They have new versions out like every year. not drive speeds but different versions! it's crazy ...

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April 1, 2002 5:01:48 PM

The best thing to do is wait to all this Crap settles about what is the most compatible formatt, no sense on wasting that much $$$ when you won't be able to view it on a DVD player downstairs or whatever...

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April 1, 2002 9:07:15 PM

LOL, When ever something comes out alittle better than what i have, It's Tempting !!! lol... Sometimes my parents have to take my wallet from me! Hehe

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April 1, 2002 9:29:44 PM

lol! absolutly! Sometimes i through my credit card away like in a corner or something. But, 2 weeks later or something i need it to pay off some important bill (like an unexpected UB bill) and i need to go and dig it out again. SO i just have to keep my will strong and not buy anything. lol! it's hard!

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