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Sony 8.5GB Double Layer recordable DVD launched

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June 4, 2004

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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And here we are several years on and the single layer recordable still hangs on as brick and mortar stores refuse to pack their shelves with large spindles of cheap dual layer DVD media. All that\'s available for DVD R dual layer without ordering online are extremely overpriced 3 and 5 packs in jewel cases and very overpriced 15 to 25 disc spindles.

DVD-R double layer (yup, they call theirs Double, DVD R uses Dual) media is nowhere to be found in a store and practically unobtainable online.

Single layer burners haven\'t been sold for around five years. Time to send single layer DVD media the way of the floppy disk, GONE!

If Wal-Mart ordered a billion DL discs to distribute throughout their stores, the price gouging on the media would end very quickly.

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