[ILUG] [A bit OT] DVD Drives
John P. Looney (Kate)
jplooney-ilug at online.ie
Thu May 25 16:22:08 IST 2000
On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 03:10:08PM +0100, Noel Carroll mentioned:
> I did hear from somebody in IT Direct lately that there was
> a shortage of drives due to the PS 2 and that the prices had gone up.
Not quite true. It's due to the lack of DSP chips fab plant capacity,
which mobile phones are the chief culprit for. CDRW's have been suffering
too. My brother in PCSource mentioned that people that were selling them
6x DVD roms for £80 around December were looking for £120 in April, and
mentioning a 4 week wait, at times.
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