Blu-ray Recordable Media Now Shipping
Today, TDK announced it's ready to ship to US retailers what it's describing as the first publicly available single-layer Blu-ray recordable discs. The news means that retailers are likely to be able to sell 25 GB recording media to consumers when the first components hit the shelves, perhaps in late May, most likely in June. However, the question of 50 GB dual-layer availability is a little less clear. Apparently, the first 25GB -R medias are going to be priced at $19.99 apiece, with blank 25 GB BD-RWs selling at $24.99. A little expensive don't you think?