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Yes. Cinram uses Singulus lines and the Cinram Huntsville plant will add 4 dual layer lines within the next six months as we have some open floor space for at least 6 lines. After that, it is either building another addition or moving around existing equipment. Since a Blu-line takes up about the same space as two Spaceline I or II, we will probably start with removing the existing 9 DIC DVD lines and give that space over to printing. We have 32 older Spaceline I which can go as DVD production drops. There are 10 older Spaceline II and 15 Spaceline II-E.
It takes quite a bit of time ( 6 to 8 months ) from placing a machine order to actually having that line up-and-running so don't expect huge quantities of BD until the 2008 holiday season. It took 6 months to deliver and install 6 Spaceline II HD lines.
Sony DADC is helping Singulus with dual layer BD development so Singulus will be a step behind Sony. Singulus is a world leader in sputtering technology and is probably helping Sony in getting cycle times down. If anyone can figure out a way to avoid using embossing on the 2nd layer, Singulus can.
Kosty. We just finished the latest upgrade on the single layer lines and they are up to about 90% at 4 second cycle time in large runs. The main revisions are the water-cooled disc receivers and the new degassing setup.
I'm on vacation now but I can ask Singulus about how many machines they can assemble this year for both the Huntsville and Olyphant plants. Our 2 BD lines have not run 24/7 for more than a week yet and we were getting about 35,000 discs per day out of them at peak.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 85" X900F, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.