Move over, BD-50! TDK earlier today unveiled a prototype 200GB multi-layer Blu-ray disc at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany.
u wont need another hardrive lol, and this would be a good thing for alot of film and series companies, like fox.
fox can have like 4 seasons or maybe all seasons of the simpsons on one disc which would save them tons of money( like pacaging programing i.e disc 1 disc 2 and labeling, advertising) so i think this is a bigger factor and i really hope blu ray win it because microsoft has too much money and they would eventually try to buy off nintendo or maybe even sony.
umm...Microsoft? How do they play into this? Toshiba is the creator of HD DVD. Microsoft merely supports HD DVD. But it is going to be an interesting HD disc battle. I personally feel i dont need either. Theyre forcing it down our throats. I have an HD tv, i dont want anything to do with these discs.
you're retarded! so does Sony.
lol, you are forgetting that this blu-ray disk may cost like $200.00. So, what do you mean by saving money? DVD disk are so cheap that they are not even considered an expense for most companies. On the other hand it will be a while before blu-ray disk are cheap enough to make it worth it. Now, I’m not taking about HD movies, you mentioned the Simpsons which is not HD yet. So, selling non-hd content on a HD media it is just simply stupid.
i still have some old videos and dont have alot of dvds maybe 20-25 so i will probably give into blu ray in 1-2 years.
Single layer BRD 25GB, Dual layer BRD 50, BRD has reached 100GB and even BEYOND! 200GB BRD! That definitely eats HDDVD. The future is almost here ladies and gentlemen!
acctually if you knew anything you would know that they cant even get a dual-layer br disk working at the moment... so dont count on this to mean anything at all in any kind of timely manner... hd-dvd will probable have won the format war by the time this ever make it into production.
which are writable via Blu-ray burners. There's a big difference between BD-R and BD discs that are pressed in a manufacturing plant.
Ted Price of Insomniac Games was asked in an interview about what would happen if PS3 titles went over the 50Gb limit and he accidently slipped out a vital piece of information. All Blu-ray Drives (including the one in the PS3) can have their firmware updated either through online or by reading a Blu-Ray disc with the firmware already on it. This would allow the PS3 to read 4-layer and even 8-layer discs if need be.
Sony plans on using Blu-ray for Playstation 3, 4, and beyond. It's a long term investment that will definitely pay off, regardless of how well Blu-ray movies do. One has to remember that every Playstation 3 title will be pressed on Blu-ray discs so even if movies fail (which I'm sure they won't) the format itself will still be in good shape.
It parallels how Sony-haters accuse UMD of being a failed format when all it was originally intended for was games. With hundreds of millions of titles sold for the PSP already (all of which are on UMD discs), how does that constitute failure? It all depends on how you spin the information. Besides, its the studios' faults for pricing UMDs so high. Sony had absolutely no say in it, though now they've considered implementing fixed pricing so that UMDs are sold at a lower price than DVDs ($15 or less), thus increasing sales. UMDs tend to lack the special features of their DVD counterparts anyway, so a price range of $10~15 would be perfect.
Did anyone notice that the picture is not a bluray disc? its a HVD... heres the link
that explains that extra gold shine.
I'm personally not buying into any HD-DVD or Blu-Ray format yet, not for at least a year. This is to find out which is more successful, and also which format is getting more titles.
I've spent A LOT of money on my DVD collection that is not even 6 years old yet, and I'm not prepared to swap it over yet and start again on another format.
I have a Panasonic 42" 600 series Plasma with a Sony HDMI DVD player, and I'm perfectly happy with the quality of the DVD visuals and audio that I'm getting at the moment.
The differences in picture quality between DVD and HD-DVD/Blu Ray are there, but there's not much difference, especially at this early stage.
Also remember that for the first year of the DVD life, they were very dodgy in comparision to quality, which is why there are sooooo many re-releases and Super Duper Special Editions.
I must have 3 copies of Terminator 2 which were all released due to the differneces in the quality of the picture and sound. I also have 2 copies of many other movies, all of which were versions that were released within the first year, which I think will be the same sort of situation for Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
My opinion is wait and see. If your going for a PS3 for the console and gaming, go for it. If your buying a PS3 solely for the Blu-Ray player, wait. It's way too early to decide yet, and a HDMI DVD player works perfectly fine. You'd have to sit right up the the TV to notice a real difference!
About a week or 2 ago we were seeing a normal dvd (or hd-dvd) holding 50TB cos of some protein stuff put on it. So why would we want a 200gb blu-ray? I know it may be cheaper, but 50TB is the future. Its more advanced. We can have a 200gb hard drive, so why would we want a disc that holds 200gb, when we could have one that holds 50TB? lol.
HVD cause HVD has alot of capacity so thier just showing that pretty soon it will have more capacity just like HVD has,and of course nobody will probably buy HVD anyway knowing its going to cost more then the 200Gigabyte capacity of the Blu Ray.
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