The recordable media supports 2x recording speed, which provides a high data transfer rate of up to 72Mbps, making it ideal for high-definition video recording and data storage applications.
AccuCORE technology has been re-engineered for Blu-ray Discs to deliver enhanced reliability and durability.
In addition to the media, Sony expects to soon offer a wide range of Blu-ray Disc devices, including a Blu-ray Disc player, Vaio desktop and notebook computers, and an internal Blu-ray Disc drive.
The BD-R (write-once) 25GB and BD-RE (rewritable) 25GB recording media have suggested retail prices of $20 and $25 respectively.
The upcoming BD-R 50GB and BD-RE 50GB recording media will have suggested retail prices of $48 and $60 respectively.
The company had originally planned to ship eight movie titles on 23 May and seven more on 13 June. The initial eight titles will now ship on 20 June, with the remaining titles delayed indefinitely.
However, the first Blu-ray Disc player is not expected to be available until 25 June.
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