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Sony 50 GB Dual-Layer Blu-ray BD-R DL Discs Debuts

by Shivaranjan on August 16, 2006


Sony has started shipping 50 GB Dual Layer Blu-ray BD-R DL discs for use with Blu-ray burners. The 50 GB BD-R DL discs can be burnt at 2x speeds ( 2x = 9 mb/sec) and built with Sonys AccuCORE technology for better data reliability. The disc’s are expected to be sold at whopping $48 (INR 2208) and blu-ray burners cost around $1000 (INR 46,000) for these prices I can buy a moderately High end Dual Core computer.

Sony Press Release:

Sony Electronics has begun U.S. shipments of 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Disc recordable (write-once) media with AccuCORE technology.

The company also confirmed that it plans to start shipping 50GB dual layer rewritable BD media later this year.

The arrival of 50GB Blu-ray Disc media is an important milestone in the evolution of this new format, said Mike Lucas, director of marketing for Sony Electronics Media and Application Solutions Division. The capacity represents more than four hours of HD quality video, at a 24 Mbps transfer rate, allowing users to take full advantage of Sonys Blu-ray Disc burners and VAIO desktop and notebook computers.

Lucas said that Sonys AccuCORE technology has been re-engineered for Blu-ray Disc media, with its major benefits including scratch guard, archival reliability to prevent data/image corruption and deterioration, stable writing that reduces fluctuation as the disc spins, and temperature durability to prevent warping during severe changes in temperature and humidity.

Sonys 50GB dual layer recordable disc has a suggested retail price of around $48.

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