Memorex will ship its new Double-Layer DVD+R discs next month, the company has announced, allowing for 80 percent more recording capacity than current single layer discs. Double-layer discs offer DVD-quality picture resolution with four hours of recording time - about two hours more than a single-layer DVD - accommodating most standard length movies all on one disc.
Double-layer DVD+R discs, which record at 2.4x speed, require a double-layer burner for recording, but are playback-compatible with most standard computer and home DVD players on the market because they conform to the DVD9 commercial standard. Each Memorex Double-Layer disc is packaged in a "movie box" case. Memorex Double Layer DVD+R discs will be available in July for a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.