I'm a big DVD collector and I know as soon as I get tons of them they'll start transfering into a different format like they did from VHS to DVD and cassette to CD. Does anyone know when or if they're going to do that or if they've ever heard of anything like that going to happen anytime soon or in the future? Also if you can tell me if anything newer that might trump CDs it would help. Thanks!
I personally think DVD will be standard for quite a while as far as backup. I see where you're coming from cause I've got a hefty collection myself. As far as backing up always feel free to make DVD-+R backups of your more rare/out of print DVDs. It looks like '06 is when we're going to have blu-ray writers but there's no point in backing up a 4.7 gig DVD onto a 25 gig Blu-ray disc, but you can store a lot of ISOs. Also HD-DVD will be coming out soon, this is also an option - more info here http://www.blu-ray.com/ . It's also a personal thing but I usually wait a few years to let the storm blow over before purchasing a new technology, just got the DVD burner about a year ago.
Hope this can be of assistance
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Yeah I'm thinking it'll be the same size disc for a long time, they'll just keep increasing the capacity. Or using the mini-DVDs with more capacity. But I'm sure they'll have players that'll read all the discs. I seriously doubt DVD will wind up to be the next... oh man.... what were those things called? Video Discs? Remember those, they were like 1'x1' floppies!