DVD+R DL (DL = Double/ Dual Layer) is a new player entering the DVD field, expanding the family to six members in total: DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW.
Only two or three years ago, no-one would have expected the storage capacity of 4.7GB standard DVD not to be sufficient - even within a consumer environment. But with video and high-resolution photography moving from analogue into digital, the number of applications demanding higher capacities has grown.
DVD+R DL will enable you to record 4 hours of DVD-quality video or 16 hours of VHS-quality video, without the need to turn over the disc.
PC users are able to archive up to 8.5GB of computer files on a single disc, which almost doubles the storage capacity compared with the 4.7GB for the single-layer DVD+R discs currently available.