Adoption of Blu-ray technology in the home-entertainment sphere has been fitful, at best. But that’s not stopping sharp from betting big on the technology, announcing plans to bring to market a new player with double the storage capacity of the current leading devices.
Sharp’s new Blu-ray player, set to debut in Japan later this month, comes with a slew of new features, including support for the BDXL standard endorsed by the Blu-ray Disc Association. Hardware Central takes a look at Sharp’s new Blu-ray player, and how it fits into the home-theater market.
Japanese electronics maker Sharp announced that it will be the first consumer electronics vendor to come to market with a recordable triple-layer Blu-ray player that can hold 100GB of storage, double the capacity of the current generation of Blu-ray drives.
The Sharp player, model VR-100BR1, is the first to support the BDXL format introduced in April by the Blu-ray Disc Association, the industry working group that develops and maintains the format. BDXL allows for either a write once, read many (WORM) style that supports up to 128GB of data, or it can support up to 100GB of data in multiple rewritable disc formats.