I believe that the discussion was about recordable discs. Dye layers and
pregroove structures differ, and affect longevity in different ways.
Media Sciences, Inc.
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Further thoughts on the new CLIR report. DVDs
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> > The report did not intend suggest that DVD be considered a storage
> > It stated that DVDs were beginning to replace CDs. This is an
> > acknowledgement of the push by companies toward DVD Audio as a consumer
> > medium, not an archival medium. The context in which DVDs are entioned
> > report is within the discussion of sampling rates, not archival media.
> Question for the technically knowledgeable...
> Since CD's and DVD's are (AFAIK) more or less the "same animal" and
> operate by pressing (or "burning") pits into the surface of a plastic
> disc, why should there be any difference in the lifespan of the two?
> Do the littler "holes" fill themselves up more rapidly?
> Steven C. Barr