Dual layer release date?

Does anybody know if there is a concrete release date for any dual layer DVD recorder drives? a lot of sites just keep on saying “spring”. Any ideas would be appreciated

Nobody knows. It will be released ‘when it’s ready.’

Even if you can get a drive, dual layer DVD+R media is likely to be expensive and in very limited supply for some months.

I wouldn’t be surprised if things have moved on a generation (moving from 2.4x to 4x writing, perhaps - certainly the first products have been announced with a dual layer write speed of 2.4x) by the time media production is fully ramped up. I suspect what is available towards the end of the third quarter and in the fourth quarter will arguably be a better buy than the first dual layer products - but it’s entirely up to you.