Back in April, we talked about the BDXL format specifications going official. BDXL specs allow for Blu-ray discs with much higher storage capacity than traditional Blu-ray discs we get movies on.
The BDXL specification allows for discs of 100GB and 128GB capacity. Sharp has announced that it will be offering the first BDXL discs in Japan starting on July 30. Each disc will cost 5000 Yen.
Sharp will offer BDXL discs in 128GB capacity in both write once and rewritable formats. The 100GB disc will only be offered in rewritable. Sharp also stated only its BD-HDW700 Blu-ray player and writer would support the new BDXL media to start with.
Via Akihabara News