Standalone BD-Live Now Possible

Posted by Mehar Gill on October 1, 2009 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Downloads, Format War, Interactivity, Software

If you’re a fan of accessing external content from your physical media be it from a Blu-ray, HD DVD, or even DVD, the issues one might come across are the constant switching of discs to do so. A company called Related Content Database (RCDb) with partner Videon Central is working on a technology that allows you to directly access this content from your Blu-ray player without using the disc.

“Blu-ray Disc players not only deliver the highest-quality home entertainment experience, our joint solution with Videon Central gives studios another path to the living room and a direct connection to their audience,” said Zane Vella, CEO of RCDb.

Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon Central added, “By bringing our solutions together, we deliver a compelling experience to connected Blu-ray Disc players. The partnership with RCDb enables seamless access to Internet-delivered services and content for the consumer and in turn allows the manufacturer to build best-of-breed, high value, differentiated products.”

This technology is expected to be included with future Blu-ray players, unfortunately it will not be backwards compatible with existing players. This technology will allow movie studios to release content that can expand beyond their physical install base bringing with it many possibilities.

How many Format War Central viewers are fans of BD Live or web content on physical media in general? What are your thoughts on RCDb’s new technology?

[Via Video Business]

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