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17th April 2006 15:27  #1

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
TDK Announces Blu-Ray Media
From TDK's site. Imagine the frustration and dollar signs you'll see after making a coaster with one of these...

17th April 2006 15:51  #2

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Especially the 200GB, 8 layer disc if it ever makes it out of the labs - bet that will require a further generation of drives to read/write.

17th April 2006 18:22  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I spose the best comparison is the price of single layer dvd blanks compared to dual layer dvd blanks....

17th April 2006 18:47  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
If they can actually make their promises on the rewrittable (10,000 write cycles), then the price point for the 50GB rewrittable isn't really that bad.  However, most computers won't be able to read them for awhile.

Are there even drives available yet?

17th April 2006 19:57  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Not yet, but they will be available late spring/early summer, though there is not word yet as to what price one of these drives will fetch. Sony recently posted details on a pretty well stacked, new VAIO package with Blu-Ray on their site with a retail price of around $2,300.

17th April 2006 23:44  #6

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Suppose you could buy the Toshiba HD DVD player and pull the NEC drive out of it. There's also some unofficial HD DVD drives being sold at the moment, I guess Toshiba want all the drives so they can produce as many players as possible.

27th November 2008 18:51  #7

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,149
Ahh, those were the days.

28th November 2008 13:25  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
This was all fields back then.

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