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Nex-Gen Blu-Ray Specs

Post by Derek » Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:40 pm

The Blu-ray Disc Association plans to modify the minimum specifications that Blu-ray disc players are required to meet. Some were worried that the altered specs would make current players obsolete once the new players hit the market this October. Luckily, that is not the case.

According the PCWorld, "[the new] specifications only expand on the capabilities already present in existing players."

:arrow: New Specs for Next-Generation Blu-ray Players

Since the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray technology is ongoing, it looks like we will have to settle and buy both types media to get the best of both worlds! 8)
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Post by kuun » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:40 am

HD DVD?

ok i've been out of the loop..

maybe one is better for movies.. and one is better for data storage...

i can live with that :)

but.... does that mean i need a burner for each type?

if so.. meh
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Post by kuun » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:46 am

ok.. so.. i shoulda read then posted..

whats BD-live?? that some blu-ray gimmick?

and whats HD-DVD?

doesn't really explain what it is.. jsut that it can do what blue ray can..

which leads em to this question..

what exactly CAN blu-ray do?

and are there blu-ray burners available???
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Post by Derek » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:23 am

Their main allure is increased storage capacity. For example, HD-DVDs can hold up to 15GB on one side, and Blu-Ray discs can hold up to 25GB on one side. The first benefit that comes to mind is the ability to store higher quality audio and video than the regular DVD standard.

The problem (in a nutshell) is that Microsoft is backing HD-DVD with the Xbox360 and Sony is backing Blu-Ray with the PS3. Since the two formats are incompatible, you’ll be required to purchase special players for each! It would be nice to have one format and stick with it. We will have to wait and see how it pans out.
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Post by kuun » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:14 pm

yeah.. as i read more in depth.. i noticed that..

currently there are no writers for the PC for either format...... yet
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Post by Derek » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:45 pm

There are blu-ray recorders on the market. Plextor, for example, sells one. Not sure about HD-DVD.
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Post by Derek » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:10 am

If you're interested, here is an article comparing the latest Blu-ray and HD-DVD sales figures :arrow: http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/564
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Post by kuun » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:50 am

overall blue-ray were cheaper..

and sold better..
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Post by Jordan » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:06 am

It's too bad we have to deal with another product war.
Sure it's cool that we've got massive density optical discs, but I think it's unfair to the consumers to be forced to buy both or make a choice.
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Post by InactiveX » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:12 pm

Nah, no-one's forced to buy anything.
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Post by kuun » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:35 pm

in order to have access to the latest technology and the newest features on films.. yeah.. we are
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