random thought.. solid state dvd?

Philip_G

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dunno why I thought of this today, with memory prices dropping as rapidly as they are how long do you think it will be before we see some type of solid state dvd?
really it wouldn't be hard once the storage is there, slap together 6 or so gigs of non volitile memory and away you go, no scratches, no finger prints, no layer changes.. no moving parts to wear out. maybe someone is on it already...
 

Denward

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Isn't that what game console cartridges are?
Even with a 256MB memory stick running maybe $50, you'd still have a long way to go to get 6GB at a reasonable price.
 

Philip_G

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yes, it's for the most part exactly what they are.
I don't think it's that far off really.. it's just a storage problem, dvd data transfer isn't THAT fast (what, 5-8 Mb/sec or so? I really don't know) once the storage is there and cheap enough it may happen.. I'd for one like to see it
 

SteveMc

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Tis interesting, but then it will be more succeptable to electric shocks and static...but i anyone is gonna be taunting them with a cattleprod or anything...

This just makes me think of my old Intellivision cartridges
Ahhh the good ol' days.
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Clinton McClure

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Yeah, the wonders of static discharge vs. flash memory, eh?

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Dwayne

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Don't forget the added feature of shock/skip protection.

Very interesting idea, though.
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Calvin Cullen

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This system would be very hackable. Piracy concerns would negate any possible support from the studios. Its doomed to failure in the short term, but the technology could migrate to films after establishing itself for other data storage.
 

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