Increases in broadband takeup, as well as the increasingly popularly of digital video have prompted more and more people to switch from CD-R to DVD+R or DVD-R. However, many people still have 4x or even 2x writers presently. In the future, says Wong, this will simply not be enough.
"Wong predicted that the OEM price level for 16x DVD+R will drop from the current US$0.80 per disc to US$0.60-0.70 next quarter. Global demand for 16x DVD+R discs is expected to rise from 1.6 billion discs in 2004 to 4.0 billion discs in 2005."