Panasonic, Sony seek higher Blu-ray capacity



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Saw this elsewhere and noted only a firmware update is needed, but what’s the betting the media will be so expensive as to not make it a worthwhile upgrade??


What media are you referring to? Recordable or read only? If this becomes a BDA standard, I doubt it would cause Blu-ray movie prices to rise by much, if any at all. They’ll still be using the exact same materials and amount of layers. I guess it depends on whether or not the Blu-ray replication plants need to be upgraded or not.


Any new ‘gimmick’ or ‘product’ always carries a premium, this will be no different . They have to manufacture new writeable media to get the 33.4GB per side so depending on if they need to make major/minor changes to their manufacturing process or quality control will certainly affect the price.