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  what is wrong with lightscribe? 
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Juan Pena Apr 19, 2014, 10:23am EDT Report Abuse
I went out to buy a dvd rw with lightscribe capability and after trying Best Buy and TigerDirect, I found out such technology is nowhere to find. Even disks to be lightscribed are no longer available.

what has happened with this technology? is it too old? is there anything better I do not know about?

thanks for your replies,

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grishma t Apr 20, 2014, 03:01am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: what is wrong with lightscribe?
I want to know how you add link in this post. Please reply me.


Naveen Goud Apr 21, 2014, 01:01am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: what is wrong with lightscribe?
Hey Grishma,

In most cases, link is not added by the user. It is the website admin which adds link to specific keywords like 'Best Buy' in this case. May be he is in tie up with some ad agency and so some words like Amazon, Best Buy, such are highlighted as links which will divert to a related website of the company.

So, normal members do not have the privilege to add a link i guess.




Meats_Of_Evil Apr 24, 2014, 10:18am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: what is wrong with lightscribe?
Select link by left clicking mouse then right click and press copy. In the BODY: Text box press right click again and select paste.

Juan, you seriously haven't tried eBay yet?

Everything I write is Sarcasm.
Dr. Peaceful Apr 24, 2014, 02:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: what is wrong with lightscribe?
To Juan. Optical disc / writer technology hasn't change much in recent years. Mostly due to the abundant availability and affordability of flash memory and external hdds. You know, why burn CDs/DVDs when you can store multiple discs worth of data in a flash drive, which is even more compact and don't need to worry about coasters.

LightScribe was a small niche in the optical disc market invented by HP. There were better commercial CD label printers available, if one's aiming to make discs commercially. So really LightScribe was only aiming for general consumers wanting to etch labels onto their discs, one at a time. Because it's only a small audience and required to buy special discs designed for etching, it had never catch on fully in the market. It was discontinued last year and even the official LightScribe website's closed.

But... you can still find them, albeit they're rarer and more expensive. And I think LG is the only one left that still makes them.



Juan Pena Apr 24, 2014, 02:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: what is wrong with lightscribe?
Thanks all for your helpful replies.

Yes, I found quite a few drivers and disks on eBay and on amazon. I have ordered none so far.

My question here was geared towards finding out why lightscribe is not more prevalent. Some years ago I could buy them no problem but no more. For whatever reason.

It all came about since I ran out of my neato laber stickers; I considered buying a lightscribe driver instead.

I guess I will just buy more labels and be in peace with that!

Again, thank you all,



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