Sharp is the first optical disc maker to launch a new Blu-ray format (BDXL) that offers 100GB to 128GB of storage. This is pretty interesting since Sony invented Blu-ray! While the existing dual-layer Blu-ray format offers approximately 50GB per disc, the new BDXL format (by increasing the allowed layers on a disc from two to four) gathers up to 128GB for write-once and 100GB for re-writeable type discs.
Dubbed the VR-100BR1, the first Sharp BDXL Blu-ray disc player will first be available in Japan in a month or so and then here in the US Sharp will also releasing two new players next month that handle the new BDXL format.
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