In the UK, DVD-R and DVD-RW disks are big businesses, and this means that the prices are low, because of much competition. This article will show you the best places to buy DVD and DVD-R blank.
Since the CD-R/ CD-RW media or blank CDs were first sold, there have been a number of names in the industry, producing high quality blank disks.
Now, the blank CD-R media has almost been phased out, and DVD-R discs are now in high demand.
The media of computers
The media that computers use seems to be changing, and flash memory is replacing external hard drives, as quickly as the blank CD-R replaced the blank cassette. DVD writable media, though is evolving, rather than being replaced, as HD computers demand increased storage on discs, like BluRay and dual layer PC media. What do I need? Deciding on what blank DVDs you need will depend on what you intend to save on your disks. For home movies saved in HD, you may get away with standard blank DVD-R. The correct IT Solution will always depend on your needs and many people make the mistake of spending more on media, than they have to 'just in case' they need the extra storage. This is a foolish mistake, especially if you buy DVD-R disks, instead of DVD-RW because once you have used a DVD-R disk, you can't use it again. With a DVD-RW at least, you can add more to the disk at a later date. Be aware though that if you make the disk ready for a DVD player, then you are effectively making that disk unusable for anything else.
Where to find the cheapest media
Competition and variation in DVD prices
People in the DVD trade are in a constant battle with each other, and the prices are very similar from trader to trader.
You shouldn't buy from the company you find at the top of Google, as they are often paying to be placed there, and they will sometimes charge a little more for the same media than the person ranked tenth in Google does.
By far, the easiest place to see DVD media priced competitively is on eBay, as this site is a level playing field for traders, and you will soon that there is little difference in the cost of your blank DVDs. Feedback from customers You also get to see the company's feedback from customers, which you can't get on Google. Amazon Places, like Amazon that sell DVD disks are also a good place to find feedback on businesses selling through Amazon, but you will still find the cheapest DVDs on eBay.