Blu-ray Discs Increasing In Capacity To 128GB

This is pretty cool, but I’d imagine a complete showstopper is not being compatible with today’s Blu-ray players. Hopefully that will be remedied by the time it hits consumer level.

The new BDXL specification describes High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs which will write up to 128GB of content on each disc. These are write-once capacities, with the rewritable discs allowing for 100GB of storage. For now it’s just for commercial usage, but the BDA will be launching consumer BDXL discs, which will be handy for those of us planning on investing in a Blu-ray recorder in the near future.