Verbatim has released its DVD+R double layer 8.5GB discs. The 2.4x DVD+R media nearly double the storage capacity on DVD recordable discs from 4.7GB to 8.5GB on a single side, and as the vendor claims certification from the Philips format verification laboratory, should maintain compatibility with existing DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. Consumers can record up to four hours of DVD-quality video or up to 16 hours of VHS video quality on a single disc. The discs are available in single unit jewel case packaging. Contact Verbatim for distributors.