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Distribution of BD-R XL media starting in Europe

Posted at 15 June 2012 16:00 CET by Liggy

The German wholesaler Mediacom has started distribution of BD-R XL media in Europe. On their homepage they are currently announcing the availability of Pioneer BD-R XL 100 GB media. Pricing of the discs was not published, but on Amazon you can find multiple dealers offering them for prices between 65 and 79 Euros.

Pioneer BD-R XL caseBD-R XL discs were already introduced in 2010 but yet have to find their way to Europe. While drives have been available for a certain time, the discs yet had to find their way to Europe

Do you have hardware that is compatible with BD-R XL, would you consider buying these discs other than for testing purposes? Feel free to start a vital discussion either below this post or in the corresponding forum thread.

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olddancer
MyCE Senior Member
Posted on: 15 Jun 12 23:29
    Considering that BD-50R disks (when you can find them) in Canada are priced at about $14.00 each, that would put the cost of a XL disk at probably $35.00 each. Add to this that the XL disks can only be played on a handful of drives.
    Plus the fact that the Recording Moguls are going to do their utmost to prevent this media from being available at any price in North America.

    Not bloody likely.
    For the price of 4 XL disks, I can get a 500 gig portable hard drive AND a decent media player. Won't take 3-4 hours to burn a disk and the hard drive is easily erasable and reuseable, and I've saved myself the cost of the BDXL drive in the first place.
    DukeNukem
    MyCE Resident Commenter
    Posted on: 18 Jun 12 18:16
      65 Euros for a potential coaster? Expensive.
      Screw BD-R. Get an HDD array.
      blacklodge
      New Member
      Posted on: 19 Jun 12 05:13
        I'm not even buying normal BD-R because I'm afraid of longevity (maybe in a year). But these? Fuggedaboutit.
        _chef_
        MyCE Resident
        Posted on: 25 Jun 12 16:37
          That media is and was never meant for individuals, you always seem to forget that!!!


          Companies give a damn about such prices.........

          And if you want then you can get this media even for €30 on the net.

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