Don Labriola

Double-Stuff DVDs

Dual-layer DVD recorders are finally here, but the DL format is still a work in progress. Media remain scarce and expensive, and the first generation of DL recorders and application...

Blue-Laser Disk Stores Data For Professionals

ZIFFPAGE TITLEAt a GlanceCompany:Sony Electronics Inc., www.sony.com/prodataPrice:$3,299 listPros:Blue-laser rewriter can store 23GB on a single disc. Inexpensive rewriteable and write-once media now shipping. Good throughput.Cons:Pricier than many magneto-optical drives....

Sony Shows Dual Layer DVD Recording

ZIFFPAGE TITLEAt a GlanceCompany:Sony Electronics Inc., www.sony.com/dvdburnersPrice:$199 listSpec Data:ATAPI (EIDE) interface; analog audio out, digital audio out controls; 8X DVD-R record speed; 4X DVD-RW record speed; 8X DVD+R record...

Buying Guide: Rewriteable DVD Drives

Buying a DVD drive doesnt have to be complicated. Wading through the jargon, the compatibility issues, and the multitude of disc formats can certainly seem intimidating. But its nothing...

DVD Rot, or Not?

The recent Associated Press story about insidious, disc-devouring "rot" wasnt the first to hit the mainstream press. Major news outlets Worldwide have for years been publishing sensational reports that...

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