Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sony 50GB Dual Layer Blu-ray Discs Hit U.S.

Sony Electronics on Wednesday started shipping its 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Discs (BD) that feature its AccuCORE technology, though the discs can only be recorded onto once, according to a August 16 Sony press release on
Sony said it will ship rewritable, dual layer 50GB discs by the end of the year.
Mike Lucas, director of marketing with Sony Electronics’ Media and Applications Solutions Division, said, “The arrival of 50GB Blu-ray Disc media is an important step in the evolution of this new format.”
Lucas also said the 50GB dual layer BDs can record up to four hours of HD quality video content at a transfer rate of 24 Mbps.

The discs feature Sony’s AccuCore technology, which provides such features as a scratch protector surface, strong archiving capability to prevent data corruption, and temperature safeguards to help protect against extreme heat or cold, according to the release.
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