Memorex Begins Selling HD DVD Discs

Optical media maker Memorex announced Tuesday it had begun shipping its HD DVD-R discs to retail locations across the United States. Utilizing a blue-violet laser, the discs can store 15GB of data, or up to 75 minutes of HD-quality video and 7 hours of standard DVD video.

It won't be cheap to be an early adopter of the technology, however, as each HD DVD-R disc will cost $19.99 USD. Like it did with standard DVDs, that price will go down as the marketplace begins to adopt the high-definition format. Memorex previously began selling Blu-ray recordable and re-writeable discs in June. 25GB write-once Blu-ray media retails for around $25 USD per disc.

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