Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sony Now Shipping 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Media in US

Sony Electronics has begun U.S. shipments of 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Disc recordable (write-once) media. The company also 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."

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


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