Sharp announces Worlds first triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media featuring large 100GB recording storage capacity
Sharp will introduce the World’s first triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media featuring large 100GB recording storage capacity in Japan beginning July 30, 2010. The VR-100BR1 triple-layer Blu-ray Disc media (write-once) that conforms to the BDXL format specification extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray Discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs. This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV broadcasts or approximately 8.6 hours of BS digital TV broadcasts. It expands the range of applications for Blu-ray Discs to include recording and saving long-duration HDTV programs or multiple episodes of serial dramas onto a single disc with the same high-definition image quality as the original.
A hard coat process applied to the disc surface forms a protective barrier coating to protect stored data from scratches and dirt that may cause read and write errors.