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  Monday, Mar 3, 2003 Report News | Archive | Top  
Sony Announces Blue Laser Recordable DVD
- Posted 7:39 PM By Kagato
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Needing a bit more backup storage than the current 4.7GB DVD-R/DVD+R can give you? Then break our your bank account because Sony has a brand new toy for you. For a mere $3,800, you'll soon be able to pick up Sony's new blue laser equipped DVD recorder, providing you with 26GB of backup lovin' per disc (which'll run 'ya about $30 each), or about two hours of high-definition broadcast.
The recorder, which includes a built-in broadcast satellite tuner, will hit store shelves in Japan on April 10. No date has been set yet for an overseas roll-out, she said.

The machine will give Sony, the world's largest consumer electronics maker, a head start over its partners in the Blu-ray consortium, a nine-member group of industry heavyweights that unveiled a common format for blue laser DVDs a year ago.

Blue light, with a shorter wavelength than red, can read and store data at much higher densities needed for high-definition recordings.
I think I'll hold out for a model that'll support 100GB+, haha.
4 Comments Posted

#1 by WaRMaN on Monday, Mar 3 at 10:20 PM 
I'll hold out for a model that supports my low-end budget :P
#2 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Mar 4 at 2:32 AM So does this mean we should expect the regular red laser dvd burners to have significant price drops?
#3 by KaiserRoll on Tuesday, Mar 4 at 2:39 AM Hmm... 100gb+ per disc... sounds like a UV laser to me.. Actually, if they make it work right you could probably get lots more than a measly 100 out of a uv...
#4 by Squirre1 on Tuesday, Mar 4 at 7:23 AM Nice WaRMaN... haha Bout f*ckin time they got this....

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