Prodisc DVD+R DL showing up in Japan

Prodisc DVD+R DL is now available in Japan under the SmartBuy brand. Price is ~680 Yen according to akiba.ascii24.com. Confirmed to be Prodisc here.

Are there any writers that have added support for the PRODISC D01 code to firmware yet? I can’t remember I’ve seen any. Hopefully the quality is better than Riteks DL media.

the most important thing , how much it cost ?
if possible in € :stuck_out_tongue:

680 Yen is about €5 according to xe.com.

thxs :slight_smile:

Impress Akiba Hotline price information

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20041030/price.html

640*480 images are:

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20041030/image/ksmdl1.jpg

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/akiba/hotline/20041030/image/ksmdl2.jpg

Personally, I have bought Mitsubishi MCC 2.4x DVD+R DL in jewel case for 30 to 40% less than that since the release SOHW-832S. Guess what DL media prices will be in 2005.

/off topic
Nice to see you back on cdfreaks Kenny_Shin :slight_smile: :iagree:

Thank you. :slight_smile:

Awkward to post with two IDs right after a long-time absence.

Back on topic.

http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/dvd/prdl/prodiscd01.htm

Is that 4x on DVR-108?

I hope mass production will soon bring PRODISCD01 price under US$3. The 680 Yen price must be that high because of small quantity and jewel case packaging.

YSS tried out the new Prodisc DL media, and it’s UGLY.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/yss/prodiscd01/prodisc_dl.htm

Many of the drives didn’t recognize the media at all, a few tried burning but had errors. The Toshiba TS-H552A was the only one that could burn it, but the PIE/PIF levels weren’t too great when he scanned the burn.

Thanks for the update. I should have said under US$0.3 instead of under US$3.