Skip to comments.Panasonic to Release 100GB Rewritable Blu-ray Disc
Posted on 04/06/2011 8:55:02 AM PDT by Red Badger
Panasonic Corp's Digital AVC Marketing Division will release a rewritable single-sided three-layer Blu-ray disc that is compatible with the Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format and has a capacity of 100 Gbytes April 15, 2011.
The company claims that it is the world's first rewritable Blu-ray disc with a capacity of 100 Gbytes.
The new product is a 2x-speed recordable Blu-ray disc compatible with the BDXL Part1 Version3, and its capacity is twice as large as that of an existing single-sided two-layer Blu-ray disc (50 Gbytes).
Specifically, it is possible to record about 12 hours of a terrestrial digital TV program in the DR mode (with a transfer rate of 17Mbps) and about eight hours and 40 minutes of a BS digital TV program in the DR mode (with a transfer rate of 24Mbps).
Also, in the HZ mode (15x recording time, transfer rate: 16Mbps) of Panasonic's BDXL-compatible Blu-ray disc recorders that were released in February 2011 and later, it is possible to record about 130 hours of a TV program by using the new disc.
The new Blu-ray disc can be used only with BDXL-compatible recorders. As for Panasonic's products, BDXL-compatible Blu-ray disc recorders that were released in and after September 2010 can be used with the disc.
Panasonic's new Blu-ray disc is produced at a rate of 10,000 discs per month.
Meh.... Optical disks....
At 2x it will take about 12 hours to write something of any significant size to it!!
That’s a lot of pr0n.
.....a terrestrial digital TV program....
What the h*ll is that?
I’m sure there are certain industry applications for such a disc, but do consumers care? With everything digitized and high-speed networking and broadband available, the medium doesn’t matter. You can send and receive your content over the network, and keep moving your data to the latest storage devices as they become available. For the few times you may want to put something on a physical medium, flash drives and SD cards are smaller and faster.
I’ve hardly turned on my home Blu-Ray player since signing up for streaming Netflix, and my brand new computer that was just delivered Monday doesn’t even have a Blu-Ray player. Some new computers come without any optical drives at all. This new disc strikes me as the latest, greatest buggy whip on the market.
“.....a terrestrial digital TV program.... What the h*ll is that?”
Watch it! Today I cancelled my DishNetwork service and will henceforth rely on streaming video (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) and the terrestrial broadcasts of the local channels. Those channels look decidedly better than the versions sent your way via cable or satellite.
A friend of mine who does high-end home theatre installations once visited the local cable operator. Their system for carrying the local HD channels consists of a cheap antenna on their roof and a cheap cable into their machines. You're definitely better off just pulling those signals yourself.
funny I was thinking the following:
terrestrial digital TV program - as opposed to the ET digital TV programs
BS digital TV program - must be all the obama speeches
Streaming video only?
I’ve pretty much exhausted Netflix. I still get Instant, but even those are getting thin.
I notice that my Samsung does NOT pick up Amazon streamnig video.
I can plug my lap top into my blu ray and then watch on my tv, but the picture is not real clear.
The HD cable gets a pretty good clear picture on my set.
I’m not seeing a niche for REWRITABLE optical disks this big.
Write-once disks are used to archive/backup legal material (from contracts to insurance forms to checks) on a large scale. But the legal requirements are that they not be rewirtable. Once you burn a file to it, it is there forever.
Allowing rewrite makes this disk useless for legal archiving.
And I don’t see anyone using this for any other type of storage.
It looks like a great solution for 5-10 years ago.
+1 on over the air TV.
The best video quality is found on...over the air TV!
Better than what you get on cable (even the dedicated cable channels like HBO).
Better than anything streaming over the internet.
Not better than Blu-Ray, but that’s it.
“Ive pretty much exhausted Netflix”
I haven’t but have wondered if I might someday.
What’s to be said about the other services such as Crackle, Hulu (I get that), Flixter, Flikr, the sports sites?
Hmm, for his next mass Koran burning, I wonder how many copies Pastor Jones can get on it?
As opposed to the alien signals being beamed into your head. Some think it's mind control, but it's mostly alien sitcoms like "2 1/2 Martians."
Terrestrial means broadcast openly from the Earth without leaving the Earth. AM/FM radio and UHV/VHF are terrestrial. It is different from Satellite and direct cable link.