Insanity. That’s the only word I can think of to explain it.
I have been wanting a good supply of dual layer DVD-R disks to keep on hand for some time. The reason is that with all the old TV shows we buy on DVD there is occasionally one that, for whatever reason, is scratched or otherwise unreadable by our DVD player. I’ve discovered that usually the computer can still read the disks well enough to burn a replacement copy. Where I run into trouble is that the disk I’m trying to copy is dual layer and the blank I have is single layer. This means that either I have to go to the trouble of re-authoring the disk and burning two blanks or compress the data on the disk so that the quality suffers, but it fits on one disk.
Always in the past, dual layer disks have been both hard to find (not sold locally at all) and unbelievably high-priced.
That brings me to the reason for my insanity remark. I really think that either there was a typo somewhere or the people at buy.com must have lost their minds because their weekly sale lists two twenty-five disk packages for 79% off.
I figure that must qualify as insanity. Either that, or everyone who charges an average of $3 or $4 per disk is just plain greedy. Hrm. Maybe I’ll have to reconsider that insanity thing.