Verbatim to To Intro Dual Layer DVD+R Discs : The folks in the MPAA can’t be too happy about this one. DVD copying programs are everywhere but unless you get fancy with video compression, your standard Hollywood flick wouldn’t fit on a DVD+R, until now.
Verbatim has announced that “it is on schedule to deliver industry’s first Double-Layer DVD+R (DVD+R DL) discs”. The first 8.5 GB DVD+R9 media should ship this spring and will be 2.4x speed discs according to Verbatim.
The first recording layer of the Verbatim DVD+R DL disc is semi-transparent, providing enough reflectivity for writing/reading data on the first layer, yet transmitting enough laser power to read/write on the second layer by refocusing the laser.