"This disc media product conforms to the new BDXL format specification that extends the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs to 100GB, twice the 50GB storage capacity of existing dual-layer discs," Sharp said. "This new format enables recording approximately 12 hours of terrestrial digital TV broadcasts or approximately 8.6 hours of BS digital TV broadcasts."
This ranks as the world's first triple-layer Blu-ray media to come with 100GB of storage capacity. To keep all that data safe, Sharp says its VR-100BR1 discs will come with a "hard coat" process to prevent scratches and fingerprint contamination.
All this technology comes at a price, however, and users living in Japan can expect to pay about 5,000 yen (US$60) per disc.