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CES 2008: Verbatim updates line of Blu-ray media

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Jan 2008 1:34 User comments (14)

CES 2008: Verbatim updates line of Blu-ray media Verbatim Americas, LLC is featuring an expanded line of Blu-ray writable media at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. While already having 2x BD recordable (BD-R) and BD rewritable (BD-RE) media on the market, the company is showing 6 new BD products scheduled to begin shipping in the first half of 2008. The new products include 4x BD-R discs, Single-sided Double-layer (DL) 2x BD-R and BD-RE discs, Mini BD-R and BD-RE discs and 1-2x BD-R LTH TYPE discs.
Verbatim's 25GB BD-R 4X media allows a user to write an entire disc in approximately 23 min. The higher performance makes the 4x BD-R media suitable not only for recording personal high-definition video, but also for backing up PC data or archiving photo collections. To achieve the higher speed burning, the proprietary Metal Ablative Recording Layer (MABL) technology developed for the first Verbatim BD-R media has to be fine-tuned.

Verbatim will release its 25GB 4x BD-R media in Q1 2008. To meet demands for capacity, the company will release 2x BD-R DL media in Q2 2008, followed by 4x BD-R DL media later on in the year. With two recording layers on a single side, users can enjoy seamless recording of up to 50GB or about 4 hours of HD-quality video on a single disc without having to flip or change the disc.

Verbatim is also planning to release 2x BD-RE DL in 2008, but that will depend on the availability of more compatible hardware for the dual-layer rewriteable format. Not to leave out the camcorder enthusiasts, Verbatim will also offer 8cm mini Blu-ray BD-R/RE discs that offer up to 7.5GB capacity. The Mini BD-R/RW discs will be available in Q1 2008.

Last but not least, to answer the availability of LTH Type hardware and firmware from industry leaders such as Sony and Panasonic, Verbatim will offer 25GB BD-R LTH Type discs that feature new technically advanced organic dye in the recording layer. These discs can be burned at 1X or 2X. By switching from the more expensive inorganic layer used with current BD-R to the new organic layer, manufacturing costs can be reduced. Verbatim will release 2x BD-R LTH Type media in the Spring of 2008.

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14 user comments

110.1.2008 2:46

oooh organic... what does that mean? does it mean that its cheaper than the regular inorganic one, if so why don't they make all blu-ray organic. that should help lower the cost and make more appealing to buy for potential buyers.

210.1.2008 4:25
nobrainer
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Its just a shame that many players including sony's own, newly released Sony BDP-S300 does not support BD-R media so you will never be playing backup copies, imported films or any home made movies on this hardware!

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=BDPS300

READ BELOW SONY PDF: Operating Instructions:

http://www.iq.sony.com/srvs/DocsConnect/...ualid=99519&DL=

and lookup "This player can play the following discs and files" and then look at "Examples of discs that the player cannot play" and you will see at the top BD-REs/BD-Rs, neither will it play DVD-RW, DVD-R film backups with stripped css or restructuring or without region coding!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2008 @ 11:40

310.1.2008 6:32
SamNz
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Originally posted by rainofire:
oooh organic... what does that mean? does it mean that its cheaper than the regular inorganic one, if so why don't they make all blu-ray organic. that should help lower the cost and make more appealing to buy for potential buyers.
i was wondering the same. can somebody explain

410.1.2008 7:56

Originally posted by nobrainer:
Its just a shame that many players including sony's own Sony BDP-S300 does not support BD-R media so you will never be playing backup copies, imported films or any home made movies on this hardware!

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=BDPS300

READ BELOW SONY PDF: Operating Instructions:

http://www.iq.sony.com/srvs/DocsConnect/...ualid=99519&DL=

and lookup "This player can play the following discs and files" and then look at "Examples of discs that the player cannot play" and you will see at the top BD-REs/BD-Rs, neither will it play DVD-RW, DVD-R film backups with stripped css or restructuring or without region coding!
The PS3 can play BD-R according to the box. Also I can play all of my backup DVDs on it.

510.1.2008 9:20
nobrainer
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Originally posted by ooZEROoo :
Originally posted by nobrainer:
Its just a shame that many players including sony's own Sony BDP-S300 does not support BD-R media so you will never be playing backup copies, imported films or any home made movies on this hardware!

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=BDPS300

READ BELOW SONY PDF: Operating Instructions:

http://www.iq.sony.com/srvs/DocsConnect/...ualid=99519&DL=

and lookup "This player can play the following discs and files" and then look at "Examples of discs that the player cannot play" and you will see at the top BD-REs/BD-Rs, neither will it play DVD-RW, DVD-R film backups with stripped css or restructuring or without region coding!
The PS3 can play BD-R according to the box. Also I can play all of my backup DVDs on it.
yes the ps3 can use BD-r media and DVD-r/+r but only pal content (for europe ect ntsc for the usa) not ntsc videos, and the ps3 is still region locked for blu-ray playback.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2008 @ 9:22

610.1.2008 11:28
tavek
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WOW all we need now is iXtreme for ps 3!

710.1.2008 12:00

No mention of the cost. This would be pretty awesome for storage, depending on the cost. I would personally greatly benefit from being able to consolidate 11 single layer data DVD's with a single dual layer BR disc. I would pay up to $5 for a dual layer BR disc, but not more than that.

Regarding the organic material, wasn't there an article not too long ago about organic BR discs growing fungus and mold?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2008 @ 12:00

810.1.2008 12:08
nobrainer
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Originally posted by emugamer:
No mention of the cost. This would be pretty awesome for storage, depending on the cost. I would personally greatly benefit from being able to consolidate 11 single layer data DVD's with a single dual layer BR disc. I would pay up to $5 for a dual layer BR disc, but not more than that.

Regarding the organic material, wasn't there an article not too long ago about organic BR discs growing fungus and mold?
with 2x blu-ray drives how long do you want to be either burning data to it or getting 50gig's from it?

if you want a data backup solution with more than 50gig's i'd recommend purchasing a hard drive as it will be cheaper than even a single BD-R disc or if you have a lot of data, like server size maybe tape would be a far better option.

BD-R is a useless backup solution because of price and speed!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Jan 2008 @ 12:09

910.1.2008 14:27

Quote:
Originally posted by emugamer:
No mention of the cost. This would be pretty awesome for storage, depending on the cost. I would personally greatly benefit from being able to consolidate 11 single layer data DVD's with a single dual layer BR disc. I would pay up to $5 for a dual layer BR disc, but not more than that.

Regarding the organic material, wasn't there an article not too long ago about organic BR discs growing fungus and mold?
with 2x blu-ray drives how long do you want to be either burning data to it or getting 50gig's from it?

if you want a data backup solution with more than 50gig's i'd recommend purchasing a hard drive as it will be cheaper than even a single BD-R disc or if you have a lot of data, like server size maybe tape would be a far better option.

BD-R is a useless backup solution because of price and speed!
Speed will eventually increase. This is the same argument that was made a few years ago when DL media was only 2X. The whole point of using it to backup data is so that I can free up hard drive space. Hard drives fail. I've had my bad experiences. Data I've burned onto discs 6 years ago is still there. My data is important to me, but not so important that would pay money for a RAID setup. I wouldn't use a DL disc now to backup data because of the cost differential compared to a SL disc. But if with BR, the increase in storage is a much greater jump.

1010.1.2008 16:28
vinny13
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Originally posted by emugamer:
No mention of the cost. This would be pretty awesome for storage, depending on the cost. I would personally greatly benefit from being able to consolidate 11 single layer data DVD's with a single dual layer BR disc. I would pay up to $5 for a dual layer BR disc, but not more than that.

Regarding the organic material, wasn't there an article not too long ago about organic BR discs growing fungus and mold?
You'll definitely be paying more then $5, trust me.

1110.1.2008 18:40

Quote:
Originally posted by emugamer:
No mention of the cost. This would be pretty awesome for storage, depending on the cost. I would personally greatly benefit from being able to consolidate 11 single layer data DVD's with a single dual layer BR disc. I would pay up to $5 for a dual layer BR disc, but not more than that.

Regarding the organic material, wasn't there an article not too long ago about organic BR discs growing fungus and mold?
You'll definitely be paying more then $5, trust me.
How about SL BD's? You think that will go over the $5 mark?

1214.1.2008 16:19

This all sounds good and all. However i think ill wait for the burners to pick up some more speed 4x is good however if i wanted to data backups from a server and had a lot of data i did not want to take up this much time.

1314.1.2008 16:41
vinny13
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Ya 4x is all I need. It's like the safe zone for DVD burning. You know it's gonna work when burning at that speed plus that isn't too slow, or not as unbearable as 1-2x :P

1414.1.2008 16:52
nobrainer
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Originally posted by vinny13:
Ya 4x is all I need. It's like the safe zone for DVD burning. You know it's gonna work when burning at that speed plus that isn't too slow, or not as unbearable as 1-2x :P
Thats all very well for 5gig's but 50gig is another matter.

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