TDK Jumps on BDXL Production

Posted Wed Jul 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

100GB discs from TDK will hit Japan this fall.

Sharp finally announced their 100GB Blu-ray discs last week, but they're not the only company taking this route. TDK, best known in the consumer market for writeable media, is getting in on the action this fall.

In September, the company will be releasing triple layer BDXL discs to the public for a price of right around $55 each. It's the same price that Sharp's selling them for, and the launch date is over a month later.

There hasn't been any discussion of a US release quite yet, and there's no telling whether these will actually hit our shores. If BDXL picks up big enough overseas, it's more likely. If it doesn't then we'll probably never see it.

Source: Crunch Gear

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