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http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/04/10/td...blu-ray_media/

"Whether TDK is actually the first out of the gate with Blu-ray recordable discs available to the public, may be a matter of some debate - Sony is also claiming that honor - but today, TDK announced it's ready to ship to US retailers what it's describing as the first publicly available single-layer Blu-ray recordable discs. The news means that retailers are likely to be able to sell 25 GB recording media to consumers when the first components hit the shelves, perhaps in late May, most likely in June. However, the question of 50 GB dual-layer availability is a little less clear."

Check this out though-
"TDK is saying its dual-layer 50 GB Blu-ray discs, to be priced at $47.99 for recordable and $59.99 for rewritable, will not be available until later this year."

50 bucks for 50 gigs? You can get an 80gig HDD for that. I don't think I'll be using these to backup data.

Very cool technology though, and prices will come down. I remember when CD-burners were $500.
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Wow, the PS3 games are gonne be atleast $100. I'm glad I got my 360. Reps to you.
     
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I dont see why Sony is using Blu-Ray Discs if they hold that much. I mean, it's a complete waste of resources.

50GB Blu-Ray disc and only using 5GB at most?? Unless they are making smaller sized discs for a lot less, for games and DVDs.

i have a feeling this is going to be a dud
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Hurray! Sony is shipping Betamax 2.0!
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Hurray! Sony is shipping Betamax 2.0!
LMAO thats too Funny. Wow Bluray already shipping this should be interesting i just want to hold one in my hand and put it in a blueray player.
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i dont see how you guys are not liking the idea of 50gb discs i think this will revolutionise console gaming and therefore pc gaming too! ok we all know that bigger is better lately and ok maybe this is a little forward thinking but i cant wait for games to be 50gb imagine how good the graphics will be, now we are moving into virtual reality LMAO
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Originally Posted by steve!!
i dont see how you guys are not liking the idea of 50gb discs i think this will revolutionise console gaming and therefore pc gaming too! ok we all know that bigger is better lately and ok maybe this is a little forward thinking but i cant wait for games to be 50gb imagine how good the graphics will be, now we are moving into virtual reality LMAO
Ok this is where your wrong. Hardware at this point can only handle so much. With there beeing alot of textures at one time it can effect your system greatly. As for console gaming a Dual Layer DVD will do fine because of the hardware's capabilities. The 360 has almost already been outperformed when M$ said it would take up to a year. So as of now and for quite some time BluRay will be useless and probably fail like the UMD disk. Until future needs 50gb for $50 is a rip off.
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That is correct. The reason games now a days only take 5 GBs is because the developers could never ship a game that took 10 discs (50GBs). Now that it is an option, you will see more detailed (and hopefully bigger, longer) games as they start to use the technology that is available. It's like when Bill Gates said no one would need more than 100MB of hard drive space or whatever insanely low amount he said.

technology advances first, then it gets used.


They will not be charging $100 for PS3 games, that's silly. They want to sell games, remember? And people are complaining enough at the $60 360 games (on regular DVDs by the way, not the HD-DVDs that they were supposed to be on originally.) Just like they won't be charging $700 for the PS3 itself.

The TDK prices are for retail, and I promise you, Sony is not going down to Fry's and buying a 50 pack of Blu-Ray discs.

You call TDK and ask them what it costs per unit to buy 50,000 discs, I bet you it's under $20 each


I wonder though, I haven't seen any Blu-Ray burners out yet, so what am I gonna do with TDKs blank Blu-Rays?
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Didn't Sont talk about the stand-alone BluRay drives and say that they were like ungodly expensive somthing like $1000 or so?
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Stick them on your wall

Blu-ray discs will be good for backing up music. Damn, they'll be good for backing up everything. I only use about 25Gb of my HD, i could back up the whole lot to 1 Blu-Ray disc!
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