Friday, November 15, 2002

Here is a story about a possible new DVD technology. There are a number of other technologies being researched for boosting DVD storage capacity, such as blue lasers. I don't know why people are so excited about writing DVD discs. With current technology, a DVD only holds about 6.5 times the capacity of a CD-R, and CD-R discs only cost about 10 cents. The writers are also cheap. You can even write a VCD video on a regular CD and get quality roughly comparable to VHS and playable on most DVD players. The DVD discs are a lot more expensive, and I am not sure they will catch on in there present form. I'd rather wait for higher-capacity DVD discs, or use other media such as Firewire hard disc drives.

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