A week ago Sanyo introduced a new Blu-ray laser capable of recording at speeds up to 12x. Sanyo says this 450mW laser can dub a two hour TV show in as little as ten minutes, but unfortunately, mass production is still 2-3 years away from us.
According to the company's press release, the laser is capable of recording four layer Blu-ray Discs at speeds up to 12x. Sanyo also claims that a device equipped with the laser would be able to dub an entire two hour program in as little as ten minutes. Sadly, Sanyo's doesn't plan to put its new laser into mass production for another 2-3 years.