How useful is the ability to play DVD-RAM?

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  1. Phil L

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    I'm deciding between the Panasonic CP67 and CP72, the difference being that the 72 does DVD-A and DVD-RAM.

    In the next couple years how useful will DVD-RAM be?
     
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    I'm biased because I own a DVD-RAM drive for my PC and because I plan on buying a Panasonic DVD-RAM recorder. However, for many people it's not as important, since they may or may not end up buying a DVD-RW compatible recorder or a DVD+RW compatible recorder. The one thing to note though, is that DVD-RAM does hold about a half to 2/3rds of the set top DVD recorder market. Whether that changes in the near future we don't know.

    It is useful for me though because I can test out my authored DVDs on DVD-RAM first. (But you can do the same on DVD-RW and DVD+RW.)

    My friend's Hitachi DVD-RAM camcorder's discs also work in my Panasonic RP91, but I don't plan on getting a DVD-RAM camcorder in the future.
     

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