posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 11:09 AM
TKD electronics giant have been developing a new novel polymer coating that promises to make scratched CD history. This will also help with formatting
DVD with up to ten times the storage space.
The group behind Blu-ray Disc witch has been plagued by scratching easily has indorsed the
product. Blu-ray drives
are to be used on new Dell and
Hewiett-Packard machines starting in 2005.
Try Scratching This DVD
TKD bills the new polymer coating as armor plated with UV protection currently priced at $5.99 each a far cry from $1.00 price for standard DVD-Rs but
prices should fall as the product becomes more mainstream.
In a test conducted by CNET News.com, a DVD treated with TDK's coating survived a determined attack with a screwdriver and a Sharpie permanent
marker with no effect on playability--a remarkable feat considering how easily standard DVDs can be damaged, for example, by children
DVD-Rs coated with TDK's novel polymer, billed as armor plated with UV protection, currently cost $5.99 each. That's significantly more than the
average $1 price for most standard DVD-Rs. But prices could fall quickly once manufacturing volumes kick up. Less than three years ago,
uncoated DVD-R discs
sold for around $6 each.
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Tired of spending $20 plus dollars for a CD only to turn it into a place mate for you coffee, okay that’s a bit extreme but I think you know
what I mean.
I know this will be good for me I have CD drink coasters, Frisbees and furniture leg levelers you name I use them for every thing but my computer or
DVD player, I think what they need is to invent an indestructible CD/DVD case and half my problems would be solved.
[edit on 21/11/2004 by Sauron]
[edit on 11-22-2004 by Zion Mainframe]