Should point out it's double LAYER - so there will be no need to flip the disk as with 9.4GB DVD-RAM disks.
Hopefully we'll see BluRay capability added to DVD-RAM recorders here sooner rather than later. To late for this year but perhaps late 2005/early 2006. Although we don't have HD here the larger capacity of BluRay would offer be beneficial especially for 'standalone' DVD recorders such as E50/E60 equivalents. Panasonic have already demonstrated they can impliment all DVD-RAM features (Timeslip, editting, playlists) on dual layer Blu-Ray disks.