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Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:17 PM | Friday, April 17, 2009 | (url: http://www.homeme...)
Unit sales of Blu-ray Discs in the first three months of 2009 nearly doubled, compared to the same period last year, according to Adams Media Research.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:31 PM | Monday, March 30, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)
If you have enabled Blu-ray access on your account, the new charges will be reflected on your next bill on or after April 27. Members will also receive an e-mail about the changes. Don't want the extra charges? Just disable Blu-ray access under the "Your Account" section before April 27.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:06 PM | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | (url: http://antondrive...)
Great news for those who have both Blu-ray and DVDs in the house; Infinity Storage Media has released the first hybrid Blu-ray and DVD disc in Japan.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:38 AM | Tuesday, December 2, 2008 | (url: http://digitimes....)
The technology of the super multi-layer read-only disc is based on Blu-ray Disc (BD) with a breakthrough in material of reflective layers, according to Pioneer High Fidelity Taiwan. The specifications of the pick-up head (PUH) of the disc is the same as those for the PUH of blank BD discs, and therefore the Pioneer discs can be read on BD players, the company said.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:31 AM | Monday, October 6, 2008 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)
Each recording layer on a Blu-ray Disc can store 25G bytes of data and the current highest capacity commercial discs have two recording layers. A four-layer disc would be able to hold 100G bytes of data, which translates to about eight hours of high-definition video, and at 12X speed all that data could be burned to the disc in just 10 minutes.
Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 06:13 PM | Monday, March 10, 2008 | (url: http://thetechdon...)
The company Mempile has developed a method of writing to and from discs with up to 200 layers, giving it a storage capacity of at least 10x the capacity of Blu-Ray, which stands at 50GB.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 12:21 PM | Monday, January 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.prnews...)
HD DVD's response to being unceremoniously jilted by Warner going into CES was ... nothing. A canceled press conference, downtrodden Toshiba press conference and rumors of further losses left great doubt that red had anything left in 2008, but now HD DVD is firing back.
Submitted by: Darmok & Jalad @ 09:23 AM | Friday, January 11, 2008 | (url: http://www.variet...)
Daily Variety has confirmed that Universal's commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended.
Submitted by: Yogi @ 02:40 PM | Friday, November 9, 2007 | (url: http://gizmodo.co...)
You thought there was fracturing between HD-DVD and Blu-ray. Well, turns out the blu-ray camp consists of 3 different versions of the spec, and some hardware will never be able to take advantage of all blu-ray's features even with a firmware upgrade. In fact, there are zero players on the market that support the full spec.
Submitted by: OtakuMark @ 08:56 AM | Thursday, November 1, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)
Still waiting to jump into the high def disc game? Or just wanted another weaker, cheaper player for the last-gen TV you phased out to your rumpus room? Well, whatever your reasons, some (not all!) Wal-Mart locations will be selling Toshiba HD-A2s for $100 -- down from $200 -- this Friday. Ridiculous, we know.