does anyone know when they plan to increase the speed of dvd burners? i am asking this because i am interested in buying a DVD burner right now. However, i dont want to buy one now and then the next day they have 8x Burners..u get my drift!@
I don't know when exactly they will increase in write speed, but I'm willing to bet it will be about one month after you buy the fastest one you can find. Such is the way of technology. Seriously though, I'm more worried about the competing formats DVD+R and DVD-R....now that is just plain irritating. Currently, to the best of my knowledge, there is only one DVD burner that supports both formats and it is made by Sony I believe.
They have information that LiteOn will be releasing an 8X multiformat DVD burner sometime during the forth quarter this year. Dont worry about it. Buy a 4x burner now and upgrade for Christmas. Sell your old drive on ebay. CloneDVD is out btw for anyone interested. Current reviews by folks using it are that they are not impressed and it wasnt worth the wait.
Balls, said the Queen if I had them I would be king!
Read in pcworld magazine that in Japan they have a "blu-ray" burner that will fit 23 gig on a dvd, for $3800. When will they get to the US I dont know. I see that being the next evolution in burners. Im sure its a long ways off from being widely used, but who knows.