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Old 04-21-02, 11:00 PM
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DVD-R: Are there dual-layered discs out there?

I have a technical question about DVD-R's, that I can't find answers for anywhere.

Is it possible to get blank dual layered DVD-R's, such as the kinds used with DVD-ROM movies?

The kinds offered now are either single-side single-layer (4.7 GB), or double-side single-layer (9.4 GB). I am interested in single-side double-layer (also known as DVD-9), so one side can hold 9.4 GB.

Are companies planning to offer these in the future? Will existing DVD burners burn dual layered DVDs?

The specs for existing DVD technology can be found here: http://www.discusa.com/dvd/dvdspecs/dvdformats.htm

Thanks in advance,
Adam
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Last thing I read concerning this was that consumer dvd writers can't burn dual layers yet. I wouldn't be surprised if they show up soon though. Seems about time to me.
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I belive that even in the manufacturing process, dual layered dvds are burned individually (single layer) and then glued together. I do NOT see this being available any time soon for the home consumer.

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