Sharp and TDK are set to release their BDXL conform Blu-ray recordable disks in the coming months.
|...will release the word's first VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media (write-once) that conforms to the BDXL format specification, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc format. These new Blu-ray Discs will be available in Japan beginning July 30, 2010. The new discs will be compatible with the company's new AQUOS Blu-ray Disc recorders, which will enable recording and playback of triple- and quadruple-layer Blu-ray Discs. The new BD-HDW700/BD-HDW70 Blu-ray Disc Recorders will be also available in Japan beginning July 30, 2010.
This new triple-layer BD-R media extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray Discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs. This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV broadcasts or approximately 8.6 hours of BS digital TV broadcasts.
This disc media is the first in the world to conform to the new BDXL format specification. The dual-layer structure used up to now has been augmented with an additional layer where image data can be recorded to create a new triple-layer structure. This design doubles the recording storage capacity (to 100GB) compared to existing dual-layer discs (50GB).
The discs feature a hard coating surface essential for protecting the stored data from scratches and fingerprints. In addition, their printable surface (24 mm) allow color labeling over nearly the entire disc and oil-based or water-based marker pens can be used to hand-write labels on these discs.
The VR-100BR1 triple-layer BD-R is expected to retail for about 5,000 Yen ($57). Sharp also plans to release three-layer BD-RE (100GB) discs in the future.
|.. "BRV100HCPWB1A" BD-R discs can store up to 100GB of data in three layers and will be available in Japan for about 5,000 Yen.
The BD-R discs feature a hard coating, have a white printable
surface for inkjet printing and support recording at 4X.
The discs will be compatible with Sharp's
BDXL Blu-ray disc recorders - "BD-HDW700" and the "BD-HDW70" - scheduled for release in Japan on July 30.