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50gb Rewritable Blank Blu-ray Disk To Cost $60 – Panasonic

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50GB Rewritable Blank Blu-Ray Disk to Cost $60 – Panasonic.

Panasonic Outlines Plans to Ship BD Media to U.S.

 

Panasonic will ship four types of Blu-ray discs to the U.S. this year: recordable 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer discs for $17.99 and $42.99 respectively as well as rewritable 25GB and 50GB discs for $24.99 and $59.99 respectively. The blank media can be used with Blu-ray disc burners at the speed of up to 2x and then read by consumer electronics or personal computer equipment capable of Blu-ray discs playback.

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And that's AFTER you'd paid $1,000 for the DVD burner...... .

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And that's AFTER you'd paid $1,000 for the DVD burner...... .

 

Well I haven't seen any official prices, but I'm sure once they become mass market they won't be anywhere near that.... although I remember paying $700 for a 1x Sony CD-ROM drive back when they were new on the market....

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Well I haven't seen any official prices, but I'm sure once they become mass market they won't be anywhere near that.... although I remember paying $700 for a 1x Sony CD-ROM drive back when they were new on the market....

 

 

That is super expensive! Even the 8.5 Dual Layer Discs are expensive!

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Well I haven't seen any official prices, but I'm sure once they become mass market they won't be anywhere near that.... although I remember paying $700 for a 1x Sony CD-ROM drive back when they were new on the market....

 

If you look at the last sentence in the article that you posted, you'll find a link to this.

 

"Pioneer, a leading maker of consumer electronics and a backer of Blu-ray disc technology, announced at Consumer Electronics Show pricing details about its Blu-ray disc player for the living room and Blu-ray disc burner for personal computers. Apparently, the former will cost $1800, whereas the latter is expected to cost about $995."

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Well I haven't seen any official prices, but I'm sure once they become mass market they won't be anywhere near that.... although I remember paying $700 for a 1x Sony CD-ROM drive back when they were new on the market....

Hmm... my first HP 2X burner was $1200. But my question is, what is "1X" on a blu-ray disc in terms of Bytes/Second? Same as a DVD? Or is "1X" 25GB per hour in the same vein that 1X on a DVD is 4.7GB per hour?

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Hmm... my first HP 2X burner was $1200. But my question is, what is "1X" on a blu-ray disc in terms of Bytes/Second? Same as a DVD? Or is "1X" 25GB per hour in the same vein that 1X on a DVD is 4.7GB per hour?

 

My first 2X HP was in the $400 range. And, about $5.00 per disc. 1X on a blue ray = 36Mbps. As with CD and DVD recorders they are releasing them at a lower speed with the intentention of increasing the speed. The estimated top speed is 12X and there is already plans for 8X recorders. There is a lot of good information here: http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/#1.7

 

one quote from that site: "However, as BD-ROM movies will require a 54Mbps data transfer rate the minimum speed we're expecting to see is 2x (72Mbps)."

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My first 2X HP was in the $400 range. And, about $5.00 per disc. 1X on a blue ray = 36Mbps. As with CD and DVD recorders they are releasing them at a lower speed with the intentention of increasing the speed. The estimated top speed is 12X and there is already plans for 8X recorders. There is a lot of good information here: http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/#1.7

 

one quote from that site: "However, as BD-ROM movies will require a 54Mbps data transfer rate the minimum speed we're expecting to see is 2x (72Mbps)."

Okay, so, at 36Mbps, that 4.5MBps, so a 27GB disc will take about 100 minutes to write. Yeah, I can see where 2X would be a good starting point.

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