We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Sony to ship Blu-ray recordable media this month

No word on cost yet

Sony Europe's RME (Recording Media and Energy) division today announced that its first Blu-ray Disc media will ship in Europe this month.

Single-layer BD-RE (Blu-ray Disc Rewritable) media will be available from mid-March, while single-layer, write-once BD-R (Blu-ray Disc Recordable) media will be available from April. Sony will launch dual-layer discs later this year.

The single-layer BD-R and BD-RE discs offer a storage capacity of 25GB.

The new-generation media support dual speed that equates to a data transfer rate of 72Mbps (megabits per second), making the discs suitable for video recording as well as data storage and file backup.

"Sony is strongly positioned to offer customers an all-embracing, HD [high-definition] experience as a result of pioneering activity in the HD world. Our range of integrated HD equipment, including camcorders, PCs, televisions and projectors, already covers everything from source to output, " said Fritz Handtke, marketing and operations director at Sony RME.

Sony is on the board of directors of the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association) comprising more than 170 member companies from the consumer electronics, IT, media and software industries, as of February 2006.

This story first appeared on Macworld.co.uk.


IDG UK Sites

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison: Lollipop phablet takes on KitKat flagship smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Free rocket & space sounds: NASA launches archive of interstellar audio on SoundCloud

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests, beautiful...