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BDA Proposes New Blu-ray Formats

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Blu-ray disc association has revealed two new specifications for high capacity storage and re-writability. The first new format is dubbed the “BDXL” which touts storage capabilities of up to 128 GB, the second is the “Intra Hybrid” or “IH-BD” for short. The discs are meant to appeal to industries which require high capacity storage [...]

BD+ Cracked Again

December 30, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

The much hated Slysoft have announced the latest revision of BD+ has been cracked! Dubbed the AnyDVD HD update version 6.5.0.2, was previously estimated to take a few months to develop by Slysoft when word of the recently uncrackable BD+ update was released. Slysoft instead cracked the newest update in a matter of weeks. Those [...]

First Hybrid Blu-ray/DVD Title Announced

December 24, 2008 by · 15 Comments 

One of the major advantages HD DVD had over Blu-ray was undoubtedly the ability to have the DVD and HD DVD copy of a movie in the same box. It seemed like a love/hate thing but the DVD Forum heard positive things, with retailers urging studios to continue produces the combo discs as they were [...]

New 16 layer 400GB Blu-ray Discs Backwards Compatible?

December 3, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

At a IT event in Taipei, in a rather vague statement, Pioneer confirmed the 16 layer 400GB Blu-ray disc will be backwards compatible with existing players. 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 [...]

Blu-Con 1.0 Announced and Dated

October 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

You might be wondering, what the hell is Blu-Con!?!?! Blu-Con is a day long event held by the BDA to talk about, and promote Blu-ray.

6x BD-Rs Go On Sale In America

September 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Imation is bringing 6x BD-R’s to America

First Blu-ray Test Center Opens in China

July 9, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Engadget reports that the first Blu-ray disc testing facility has just opened up in China,

Sony Planning 47 Million Blu-ray Discs per Month Capacity Worldwide

June 12, 2008 by · 37 Comments 

There are a few interesting tidbits in this article over at the Inside Indiana Business website. Sony is planning to expand its Blu-ray Disc manufacturing operations in Indiana, investing over $100M and creating 85 new jobs there.

What’s The Deal, Paramount/DreamWorks And Universal?

March 20, 2008 by · 22 Comments 

With Universal’s final HD DVD releases now behind us, this marks the end for exclusive HD DVD content on the ill-fated format, but we have yet to hear anything official regarding the future release slate for Paramount/Dreamworks, and Universal. With less than three weeks before the Oscar winner, "There Will Be Blood" drops on SD [...]

Sony to Invest Over $100M into Blu-ray Plant

March 17, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Sony Corporation is planning to invest nearly $110 million in new equipment and property improvements to upgrade its Terre Haute plant. Shelley Klingerman, spokeswoman for Sony, said the company is still evaluating its employment needs but said it has determined a minimum of 65 new workers will be needed for its Blu-ray operations. Of the [...]

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