Maxell announces double-layer DVD+R availability

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#1

I just posted the article Maxell announces double-layer DVD+R availability.

 June 29, 2005 08:00  AM US Eastern Timezone Maxell Announces  Double-Layer DVD+R Media; Boosts Per-Disc Capacity to 8.5 GB on a Single Side  for Extremely Dense Data Storage in...
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#2

Can’t wait for the day when it reads “DVD+R Dual layer released at $2(US) retail price”


#3

I’ve already seen Ritek for 3,99 € - so we’re at least slowly moving to the right direction.


#4

cant wait till we see 25pcs 4xdvd-r dl for £4 like it is for 8x dvd-r. £2.50+ is too expensive for current 4x +r dl. they have been out for ages too!


#5

Just about time,Maxell! I wonder if they are only 2.4x certified - i found no reference or info on their website. Hope the quality will be traditionally decent. P.S Anyone got a picture?


#6

Maxell DVD+R DL is already available in Europe and they’re overpriced Ricoh media (you can get Ricoh branded DVD+R DL for ~€4). But the interesting part of this press release is: “Rewritable double-layer media products - both DVD+RW and DVD-RW - are planned for availability during the second half of 2005.”


#7

What’s the point if these new HD-DVD and Blu-Ray stuff is coming anyways


#8

Circuit City has a 25pack for $81 See this link [Removed excessively long URL to fix page width]
[edited by Seán on 29.06.2005 17:28]


#9

Daaam. Nothing new. It IS a Ricoh, not Maxel MID. http://www.videohelp.com/mediaimages/standardmedia13984.jpg Anyway, just make it cheper.


#10

Over here in Japan Maxell DVD+R DL is available since Sept. 23 2004. They are made by Mitsubishi iin Singapore. http://221.243.163.19/c15_dvd/img/maxell_d_r85_1p.jpg


#11

This is good news. Hopefully the competition will help bring the price down.


#12

I think when hd-dvds and blu-ray comes out prices will go down.


#13

Single-layer HD-DVD write-once media will become cheaper than Double-Layer DVD media. That’s still 15GB vs. 8.5GB.