http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2006031 ... rld/125034
NEC is demonstrating its HD-DVD drive with media from Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, which is best known by its Verbatim brand name. The company is shooting high-definition video each morning at the show and burning it onto a disc for playback during the day, said Ryoichi Hayatsu, an NEC storage product division manager, in an interview.
The blank media, which became available only days before CeBIT began, is single-sided. NEC's drive, the HD-1100, is also compatible with dual-layer discs, which can store 30GB. In addition, the drive can write to DVD and CD media.
NEC is also working on support for rewritable HD-DVD media, although the HD-DVD Rewritable specification has yet to be completed. That's expected to be finalized in May or June this year, said Hayatsu.
Is it just me or is HD DVD really lagging behind Blu-ray when it comes to recordable technology?