Sanyo has said it's doing something to make Blu-ray lasers better


To this end, Sanyo is promising to boost the capacity of Blu-ray discs to 100GB and maximise write-speed of burners to around 12x.

It’s all thanks to clever and more powerful new blue laser diode technology, which allows up to four data layers – each packing in 25GB of deleted scenes and staggeringly dull interviews with the leading man – to be stuck into a single Blu-ray disc at TWELVE TIMES writing speed…

Sanyo announces Xacti DMX-HD800 high definition camcorder


Sanyo seems to be on a roll with its Xacti range of high definition camcorders at present, today announcing the imminent launch of the DMX-HD800 model, capable of shooting 720p HD and taking eight megapixel photos at the same time.

Using SD/SDHC memory cards with up to 32GB capacity, the camcorder takes 1,280 x 720 resolution video at 30fps, and records using the AVCHD format. Photos can be taken even while filming, without having to pause or change modes…