Feeds

Christmas spoiled by confusion over DVD spec

All I want for Christmas is my DVD

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Taiwanese DVD makers expect a shortage of product supply in the fourth quarter of this year, as manufacturers struggle to ramp up demand for the Christmas period. The problem for manufacturers is that the DVD-RAM specifications will not be settled by vendors until October. This only gives the large drive manufacturers, like Sony and Matsushita, two months to ramp up production before Christmas. Many PC manufacturers are also holding back from using DVD drives until the technical details are finally ratified. A spokesman for Taiwanese vendor AOpen said that drives on the local market were selling at $100, which meant they were cheaper than high-end CD-ROM drives. Prices of DVD drives in the Far East have been falling faster than expected, with pricing likely to come down to $80 by the end of the year. Supply of the drives is not expected to boom until Q1 of next year. According to estimates, the market for DVD drives is set to double over the next year, and that drive sales in Europe and the US are set to double to 4 million units.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.