You are probably looking at 10,000 discs per day for BD50 on huge runs of discs. By comparison, Cinram has machines than can produce over 40,000 DVDs per day.
1/4 the output from Blu-ray machine compared to a DVD machine? On huge runs? Yikes!
Hope that gets better than 10,000 units/24 hour soon. 10,000/day gives the entire plant a 170,000 day capacity or maybe about a 3 Blu-ray titles a week capacity for 340,000 unit runs. It would take one machine 5 days-to a week for a small Blu-ray unit run of 50,000 - 100,000 produced discs.
The timing on getting these in service seems even faster than we were discussing. Thats the good news.
Singulas had announced back in early January that it anticipated at least 15 unit sales of BD lines for 2008. Maybe these are lines in question, which might infer if they were ordered before more lines might be ordered even now.
Of course since both Cinram facilities discussed here have maxed their floor space and Blu-ray lines cannot do DVD and DVD lines have to be taken out of service and that capacity lost, its a bit of a balancing act to guess the future DVD vs Blu-ray demand ratio.
Cinram would probably be cautious in not killing off DVD capacity to soon and over investing in Blu-ray only machines. Seems that inherently implies that Blu-ray capacity will be an issue for awhile.