Dual Layer DVD – 16 hours on one disc

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The DVD+RW Alliance, including Sony, Philips, Thomson and Yamaha, announced the launch of a dual layer DVD+R disc at the CEATEC show in Japan.

Demonstrated by Philips, the dual layer technology will allow you to record DVD quality video of up to four hours (16 hours in long play mode) on a single disc. PC DVD+R disc users will be able to enjoy increased storage capacity of up to 8.5 gigabytes on dual layer discs – that’s up from 4.7 gigabytes on single layer discs.

Recordable media and products using the new dual layer technology are expected as early as 2004.

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