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Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc.svg
Reverse side of a Blu-ray Disc
Media type High-density optical disc
Encoding MPEG-2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1
Capacity 25 to 50 GB (single-layer)
50 to 100 GB (dual-layer)
Block size 64kb ECC
Read mechanism 400 nm laser:
1× @ 36 Mbit/s (4.5 MByte/s)
2× @ 72 Mbit/s (9 MByte/s)
4× @ 144 Mbit/s (18 MByte/s)
6× @ 216 Mbit/s[1] (27 MByte/s)
8× @ 288 Mbit/s (36 MByte/s)
12× @ 432 Mbit/s (54 MByte/s)
Developed by Blu-ray Disc Association[2]
Usage Data storage
1080p High-definition video
High-definition audio 3D stereoscopic Quad HD 2160p
future possibility Ultra HD
.Blu-ray Disc (also known as BD or Blu-ray) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format.^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

^ Main article: Blu-ray Disc recordable "Blu-ray Disc recordable" refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder .
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.Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 video games, and other data, with up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc.^ The first movies using (50 GB) dual-layer discs were introduced in October 2006.
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^ Many discs use dual layers.

^ Capacity (single layer/dual layer) .

.Although these numbers represent the standard storage for Blu-Ray drives, the specification is open-ended, with the upper theoretical storage limit left unclear.^ HD-DVD & Blu-Ray by the numbers.
  • DVS - New Media and Technologies: Blu-Ray 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.dvs.com [Source type: General]

^ Nielsen VideoScan sales numbers showed that with some titles, such as 20th Century Fox's Hitman , up to 14% of total disc sales were from Blu-ray, although the average for the first half of the year was around 5%.
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^ Although HD DVD has had combo discs (one side HD, other side standard DVD), Blu-ray has not yet created such a format, but is planning to introduce it soon.

.200 GB discs are available, and 100 GB discs are readable without extra equipment or modified firmware.^ In January 2007, Hitachi showcased a 100 GB Blu-ray Disc, consisting of four layers containing 25 GB each.
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^ Quad-layer (100 GB) discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics ( TDK version) and standard unaltered optics ("Hitachi used a standard drive."
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^ Hitachi unveils 100 GB Blu-ray disc ^ " Pioneer showcases 16-layer 400GB optical disc " .
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[3] .The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs.^ Upconversion of standard DVD movie discs.
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^ Emulate CDs and DVDs without physical disc.

^ The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs .
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.The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.
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While a standard DVD uses a 650 nanometer red laser, Blu-ray uses a shorter wavelength, a 405 nm blue-violet laser, and allows for almost ten times more data storage than a DVD.
.During the format war over high-definition optical discs, Blu-ray competed with the HD DVD format.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Toshiba, the main company supporting HD DVD, conceded in February 2008, and the format war ended;[4] In late 2009, Toshiba released its own Blu-ray Disc player.^ Blu-ray releases on March 17th 2009 .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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[5]
.Blu-ray Disc was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group representing makers of consumer electronics, computer hardware, and motion pictures.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-ray Hardware Profiles .
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.As of June 2009, more than 1,500 Blu-ray disc titles are available in Australia and the United Kingdom, with 2,500 in Japan, the United States and Canada.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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[6][7]

Contents

History

Optical discs
Optical media types
Standards
Further reading
A blank rewritable Blu-ray Disc (BD-RE).
.Commercial HDTV sets began to appear in the consumer market around 1998, but there was no commonly accepted, inexpensive way to record or play HD content.^ There were no clouds above or around the summit.
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^ There is no messing around with Andrea.
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^ Consider that U.S. HDTV was anticipated to be available in 1989, yet it was not finalized until 1996 and did not appear until 1998.

.In fact, there was no medium with the storage required to accommodate HD codecs, except for JVC's Digital VHS and Sony's HDCAM.^ P HD than VHS is to ANYTHING digital.
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^ Blue Ray, designed by Sony, is an optical disc storage medium which is designed to replace the DVD format.
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^ Others claim there is no meaningfully perceptible difference, especially at the typical data rate of 768 kbps, which is 60% more than Dolby Digital.

[8] .Nevertheless, it was well known that using lasers with shorter wavelengths would enable optical storage with higher density.^ A common misperception is that a scratch will be worse on a DVD than on a CD because of higher storage density and because video is heavily compressed.

^ Future DVD-RAM discs may use a contrast enhancement layer and a thermal buffer layer to achieve higher density.

^ Future versions were planned to use multilevel red laser and multilevel blue laser recording, where the pit depth is varied to achieve higher density, but the EVD format never achieved much success and is fading out.

Shuji Nakamura invented the practical blue laser diode; it was a sensation among the computer storage-medium community, although a lengthy patent lawsuit delayed commercial introduction.[9]

Origins

.Sony started two projects applying the new diodes: UDO (Ultra Density Optical), and DVR Blue (together with Pioneer), a format of rewritable discs that would eventually become Blu-ray Disc (more specifically, BD-RE).^ Blue-laser discs require new optical assemblies and controllers.

^ RE: Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony!
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^ Blue Ray, designed by Sony, is an optical disc storage medium which is designed to replace the DVD format.
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[10] .The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar.^ The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar.
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^ According to Singulus Technologies AG, Blu-ray is being adopted faster than the DVD format was at a similar period in its development.
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.The first DVR Blue prototypes were unveiled at the CEATEC exhibition in October 2000.[11] On February 19, 2002, the project was officially announced as Blu-ray,[12][13] and Blu-ray Disc Founders was founded by the nine initial members.^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
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^ Blue Underground goes Blu-ray, announces initial slate of releases .
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^ Universal's first Blu-ray Disc cover revealed .
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.The first consumer device was in stores on April 10, 2003. This device was the Sony BDZ-S77, a BD-RE recorder that was made available only in Japan.^ The first consumer device was in stores on April 10, 2003.
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^ Recordable DVD was first available for use on computers only.

^ This device was the Sony BDZ-S77, a BD-RE recorder that was made available only in Japan.
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.The recommended price was US$3800;[14] however, there was no standard for prerecorded video, and no movies were released for this player.^ Beware, some standards-converting players can't convert anamorphic widescreen video for 4:3 displays (see 1.22 ).

^ As of November 2007, the PS3 is the most popular Blu-ray player on the market and it has helped Blu-ray to have a lead in terms of movie sales in the US. .
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^ In certain cases, you might want to buy a DVD PC instead of a standard DVD player, especially if you want progressive video.

.The Blu-ray Disc standard was still years away, as a newer, more secure Digital Rights Management (DRM) system was needed before Hollywood studios would accept it—not wanting to repeat the failure of the Content Scramble System used on standard DVDs.^ Studios got more control over the use of their content.

^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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.On October 4, 2004, the Blu-ray Disc Founders was officially changed to the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), and 20th Century Fox joined the BDA's Board of Directors.^ What is Blu-ray's official launch date?
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^ The demonstration will be supported by Panasonic and the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association).
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^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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[15]

Blu-ray Disc format finalized

.The Blu-ray Disc physical specifications were completed in 2004.[16] In January 2005, Sony announced that they had developed a hard coating polymer for Blu-ray Discs.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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^ Sony narrows the Blu-ray disc pricing gap .
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[17] .Cartridges, originally used for scratch protection, were no longer necessary and were scrapped.^ The cartridges, no longer necessary, were scrapped.
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^ Most Blu-ray movies have moved on to using H.264 of VC-1, and with BD50 production now available, capacity is no longer an issue.
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^ However, lately we've noticed that a lot (literally 80% of some series) of the shows we used to watch are no longer in the catalog.
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.The BD-ROM specifications were finalized in early 2006.[18] AACS LA, a consortium founded in 2004,[19] had been developing the DRM platform that could be used to securely distribute movies to consumers.^ In comparison, HD DVD movies showcased at CES 2006 did not use MPEG-2 compression.
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^ BD Profile 2.0 (BD-Live Ready)> /b> - Use your internet connection to download exclusive content from your favorite Blu-ray movies.
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^ Next-generation DVD was actually under development before DVD came out but didn't begin to emerge until 2003, and the formats were not used for movies until 2006.

.However, the final AACS standard was delayed,[20] and then delayed again when an important member of the Blu-ray Disc group voiced concerns.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

[21] .At the request of the initial hardware manufacturers, including Toshiba, Pioneer, and Samsung, an interim standard was published that did not include some features, such as managed copy.^ At the request of the initial hardware manufacturers, including Toshiba, Pioneer, and Samsung, an interim standard was published that did not include some features, such as managed copy.
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^ Some players include additional features: .

^ In November 2005, HP has requested "Managed Copy" to be added to the Blu-ray specifications as a mandatory features.
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[22]

Launch and sales developments

.The first BD-ROM players were shipped in mid-June 2006, though HD DVD players beat them to market by a few months.^ HD-DVD players DO upconvert sam54 .
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^ Similarly, when a BD/HD DVD player has interlaced output (eg.
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^ The first thing you will need is a HD DVD capable player.
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[23][24]
.The first Blu-ray Disc titles were released on June 20, 2006. The first ever movies to be released on Blu-ray were 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, Hitch (film), House of Flying Daggers, Underworld: Evolution, xXx (all Sony), and MGM's The Terminator.^ What is Blu-ray's official launch date?
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Hollywood style printed/replicated Blu-ray discs are considerably cheaper once you reach the thousand unit quantity: just $3.50 per disc.
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^ The first DVD-Audio players were released in Japan by Pioneer in late 1999, but they did not play copy-protected discs.

[25] .The earliest releases used MPEG-2 video compression, the same method used on standard DVDs.^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

^ What kind of video compression will be used?
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^ Is DVD-Video a worldwide standard?

The first releases using the newer VC-1 and AVC codecs were introduced in September 2006.[26] The first movies using (50 GB) dual-layer discs were introduced in October 2006.[27] The first audio-only release was made in March 2008.[28]
The first mass-market Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive for the PC was the BWU-100A, released by Sony on July 18, 2006.[29] It recorded both single- and dual-layer BD-R as well as BD-RE discs and had a suggested retail price of US $699.

Competition from HD DVD

.The DVD Forum, chaired by Toshiba, was deeply split over whether to develop the more expensive blue laser technology or not.^ It was essentially a compatible-but-cheaper-to-replicate companion to blue-laser HD DVD. A 2-hour movie can fit on a DVD-9 at data rates of 6 to 7 Mbps.

^ Some DVD players from Samsung, Thomson (RCA), and Toshiba were built on Nuon technology.

^ EVD is a "homegrown" alternative to DVD technologies developed by the DVD Forum and CE companies in Japan.

In March 2002, the forum voted to approve a proposal endorsed by Warner Bros. and other motion picture studios that involved compressing HD content onto dual-layer standard DVD-9 discs.[30][31] .In spite of this decision, however, the DVD Forum's Steering Committee announced in April that it was pursuing its own blue-laser high-definition solution.^ In spite of this decision, however, the DVD Forum's Steering Committee announced in April that it was pursuing its own blue-laser high-definition solution.
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^ What is high definition DVD? .
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^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
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.In August, Toshiba and NEC announced their competing standard, Advanced Optical Disc.^ In August, Toshiba and NEC announced their competing standard, Advanced Optical Disc.
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^ Unlike the previous releases of 120 mm optical discs (i.e., CDs and standard DVDs ), Blu-ray recorders hit the market almost simultaneously with Blu-ray's debut.
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^ Sony (the major backer of Blu-ray) announced in late November that it will merge its optical disc-drive unit with that of NEC's, with operations under the leadership of Sony.
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[32] .It was finally adopted by the DVD Forum and renamed HD DVD the next year,[33] after being voted down twice by DVD Forum members who were also Blu-ray Disc Association members—prompting the U.S. Department of Justice to make preliminary investigations into the situation.^ CD & DVD compatible This blu-ray disc...
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^ The format is being called "HD DVD-9."

^ Who is making or supporting DVD products?

[34][35]
.HD DVD had a head start in the high definition video market, as Blu-ray Disc sales were slow to gain market share.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.The first Blu-ray Disc player was perceived as expensive and "buggy", and there were few titles available.^ Sony 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player (BDP-S360) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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[36] .This changed when the PlayStation 3 was launched, since every PS3 unit also functioned as a Blu-ray Disc player.^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
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^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.At CES 2007, Warner proposed Total Hi Def—a hybrid disc containing Blu-ray on one side and HD DVD on the other—but it was never released.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Others .
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^ A disc with two layers on one side and one layer on the other.

^ Blu-ray disc or three hour HD download?
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.By January 2007, Blu-ray discs had outsold HD DVDs,[37] and during the first three quarters of 2007, BD outsold HD DVDs by about two to one.^ Blu-ray disc or three hour HD download?
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^ A disc with two layers, one that can be read in DVD players and one that can be read in CD players.

^ HD vs Blu-Ray Drobnitch .
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.In a June 28, 2007 press release, Twentieth Century Fox cited Blu-ray Disc's adoption of the BD+ anticopying system as a key factor in their decision to support the Blu-ray Disc format.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ This Blu-Ray has been released to distributors.
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

[38][39] .In February 2008, Toshiba withdrew its support for the HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray as the victor.^ Criterion begins its Blu-ray support (12 May 2008) .
  • Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray (25 Jun 2008) .
  • Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]
.Some analysts believe that Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console played an important role in the format war, believing that it acted as a catalyst for Blu-ray Disc, as the PlayStation 3 used a Blu-ray Disc drive as its primary information storage medium.^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray is now the winner of the HD format war.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

[41] .They also credited Sony's more thorough and influential marketing campaign.^ They also credited Sony's more thorough and influential marketing campaign.
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ Current Sony executives have the belief that they can control consumer buying- this is a company that will not last in this market.
  • Upverting DVD players vs Blue ray DVD players. - dslreports.com 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

^ But this effort is futile as more and more loose faith in sony and discover that they really don't have to pay for any of their music or movies!
  • Upverting DVD players vs Blue ray DVD players. - dslreports.com 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

[42]

End of the format war and future prospects

On January 4, 2008, a day before CES 2008, Warner Bros. (the only major studio still releasing movies in both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc format) announced that it would release only in Blu-ray Disc after May 2008. This effectively included other studios that came under the Warner umbrella, such as New Line Cinema and HBO—though in Europe, HBO distribution partner the BBC announced it would, while keeping an eye on market forces, continue to release product on both formats. .This led to a chain reaction in the industry, with major U.S. retailers such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Circuit City and Canadian chains such as Future Shop dropping HD DVD in their stores.^ DVD-Video (often simply called DVD) defines how video programs such as movies are stored on disc and played in a DVD-Video player or a DVD computer (see 4.1 ).

^ For more information related to buying, please refer to our Blu-ray (and HD DVD) Buyer's Guide .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ On February 19, 2008 Toshiba officially announced that it would stop making HD DVD players and would focus on other areas such as flash memory.

.A former major European retailer, Woolworths, dropped HD DVD from its inventory.^ Update (February 2008): As expected, Blu-ray is now victorious after the biggest HD DVD backer, Toshiba, decided to drop support for the format.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ The difference in technologies used for HD-DVD/AOD and Blu-Ray are significant enough that they will likely play a major factor in the battle.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ HD DVD (not to be confused with the general concept of high definition DVD formats, although the confusion is probably intentional) is one of the two major formats competing for the emerging high definition DVD market.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed] Netflix and Blockbuster—major DVD rental companies—said they would no longer carry HD DVDs. .Following these new developments, on February 19, 2008, Toshiba announced it would end production of HD DVD devices,[43] allowing Blu-ray Disc to become the industry standard for high-density optical discs.^ HD vs Blu-Ray Drobnitch .
  • Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony! | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Warner has also announced in January 2008 that they will end support for HD DVD in May 2008, becoming a Blu-ray exclusive studio.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ How HD DVD would have survived...
  • Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony! | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

Universal Studios, the sole major movie studio to back HD DVD since its inception, said shortly after Toshiba's announcement, "While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray Disc."[44] Paramount Studios, which started releasing movies only in HD DVD format during late 2007, also said it would start releasing in Blu-ray Disc. .Both studios announced initial Blu-ray lineups in May 2008. With this, all major Hollywood studios now support Blu-ray.^ By Shane Sturgeon • May 14 2008, 6:20pm • Blu-ray .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Warner has also announced in January 2008 that they will end support for HD DVD in May 2008, becoming a Blu-ray exclusive studio.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Movies from every major Hollywood studio now available in HD .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

[45]
.According to Adams Media Research, high-definition software sales were slower in the first two years than standard DVD software sales.^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ High definition media .
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

[46] .16.3 million standard DVD software units were sold in the first two years (1997–98) compared to 8.3 million high-definition software units (2006–07).^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ BASES: 3 million DVD-Video players sold in first year, 13 million sold in 6th year.

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[46][47] .One reason given for this difference was the smaller marketplace (26.5 million HDTVs in 2007 compared to 100 million SDTVs in 1998).^ One reason given for this difference was the smaller marketplace (26.5 million HDTVs in 2007 compared to 100 million SDTVs in 1998).
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ One of reasons why discs of different track pitch coexist in the family is to prevent losing the freedom of the optical pickup design.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Adult DVDs were one of the reasons the uptake of the DVD format was so quick (I seem to remember a time when adult DVDs outnumbered Hollywood movie DVDs 5 to 1, at a time when DVD uptake was still comparatively low).
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[46][47] .Former HD DVD supporter Microsoft has stated that they are not planning to make a Blu-ray Disc drive for the Xbox 360.^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 HD DVD Playback Details .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[48]
.Blu-ray Disc began making serious strides as soon as the format war ended.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nielsen VideoScan sales numbers showed that with some titles, such as 20th Century Fox's Hitman, up to 14% of total disc sales were from Blu-ray, although the average for the first half of the year was around 5%.^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

.Shortly after the format war ended, a study by The NPD Group found that awareness of Blu-ray Disc had reached 60% of U.S. households.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In December 2008, the Blu-ray Disc of The Dark Knight sold 600,000 copies on the first day of its launch in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.^ Blu-ray moved 63.2 million units in 2008 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Universal's first Blu-ray Disc cover revealed .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

[49] .A week after launch, The Dark Knight BD had sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide, making it the first Blu-ray Disc title to sell over a million copies in the first week of release.^ What is Blu-ray's official launch date?
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ The term Blu-ray discs is shortened to BD for simplicity.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ The first DVD-Audio players were released in Japan by Pioneer in late 1999, but they did not play copy-protected discs.

[50]
.According to Singulus Technologies AG, Blu-ray is being adopted faster than the DVD format was at a similar period in its development.^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD are actually slower than 2x Blu-ray..
  • LittleBigPlanet fills up Blu-ray disc 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.joystiq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Technology and News .
  • Plastic Blu-ray Disc Cases: What Sizes Are They & Who Makes Them? - Blu-ray Forum 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: General]

.This conclusion was based on the fact that Singulus Technologies has received orders for 21 Blu-ray dual-layer machines during the first quarter of 2008, while 17 DVD machines of this type were made in the same period in 1997.[51] And the other key equipment supplier for optical disc Anwell Technologies Limited had shipped its Blu-ray disc production equipment to Frankfurt for the largest trade show in the world — MEDIA-TECH Expo in May 2008 and they received new order for the Blu-ray production line also.^ CD & DVD compatible This blu-ray disc...
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Many discs use dual layers.

^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

[52] .According to GfK Retail and Technology, in the first week of November 2008, sales of Blu-ray recorders surpassed DVD recorders in Japan.^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD still dominates but Blu-ray sales up .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Technology and News .
  • Plastic Blu-ray Disc Cases: What Sizes Are They & Who Makes Them? - Blu-ray Forum 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: General]

[53] .According to the Digital Entertainment Group, the total number of Blu-ray Disc playback devices (both set-top box and game console) had reached 17.3 millions by the end of 2009.[54] According to Swicker & Associates, Blu-ray Disc software sales in the United States and Canada were 1.2 millions in 2006, 19.2 millions in 2007, 82.4 millions in 2008, and 177.2 millions in 2009.[54] Some commentators have suggested that renting blu-ray will play a vital part in keeping the technology affordable while allowing it to move forward.^ Blu-ray moved 63.2 million units in 2008 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other hardware , Set-top boxes .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

[55]
.In an effort to increase sales, studios are releasing movies in combo packs with Blu-ray discs and DVDs as well as "digital copies" which can be played on computers and iPods.^ DVD still dominates but Blu-ray sales up .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ More studios more towards Blu-ray / DVD combo packs .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.Some are released on "flipper" discs with Blu-ray on one side and DVD on the other.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Others .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ A disc with two layers on one side and one layer on the other.

^ One side can be read by CD players, the other side by DVD players.

.Other strategies are to release movies with the special features only on Blu-ray discs and none on DVDs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Blu-ray faces competition from new technologies that allow access to movies on any format or device, such as Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem or Disney's Keychest.^ Filed under: Announcements , Industry , Blu-ray , New content .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Razor Digital reveals new line of Blu-ray documentaries .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-Ray Hi-Def format.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

[56]

Technical specifications

Type Physical size Single layer capacity Dual layer capacity
Standard disc size 12 cm 25 GB / 23866 MiB / 25025314816 B 50 GB / 47732 MiB / 50050629632 B
Mini disc size  8 cm 7.8 GB / 7430 MiB / 7791181824 B 15.6 GB / 14860 MiB / 15582363648 B
High-definition video may be stored on Blu-ray ROM discs with up to 1920×1080 pixel resolution at up to 60 frames per second interlaced or 25 frames per second progressive:[57]
Resolution Frame rate Aspect ratio Codec NTSC Other Regions
1920×1080 59.94-i1 16:9   Yes Yes
1920×1080 50-i2 16:9   No Yes
1920×1080 24-p1, 23.976-p1 16:9   Yes Yes
1920×1080 25-p2 16:9   No Yes
1440×1080 59.94-i1 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only Yes No
1440×1080 50-i2 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only No Yes
1440×1080 24-p1, 23.976-p1 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only Yes No
1440×1080 25-p2 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only No Yes
1280×720 24-p1, 23.976-p1 16:9   Yes No
1280×720 25-p2 16:9   No Yes
720×480 59.94-i1 4:3   Yes No
720×576 50-i2 4:3   No Yes
Notes: 1 NTSC Regions only  : 2 All other Regions

Laser and optics

.Blu-ray Disc uses a "blue" (technically violet) laser, operating at a wavelength of 405 nm, to read and write data.^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ BD,Blu-ray Disc) Blu-ray is a name for a optical disc standard which uses blue-violet laser instead of red laser used in CDs and in DVDs.

.The diodes are InGaN (Indium Gallium Nitride) lasers that produce 405 nm photons directly, that is, without frequency doubling or other nonlinear optical mechanisms.^ The laser mouse works on most surfaces such as wood grain, frosted gloss and others than optical mice cannot work on.
  • Top Hot deals and Coupons 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC dealshunt.com [Source type: General]

.Conventional DVDs and CDs use red and near-infrared lasers, at 650 nm and 780 nm, respectively.^ Sony and Philips have developed a competing Super Audio CD format that uses DVD discs.

^ BCA stands for burst cutting area, a zone near the hub of a DVD reserved for a barcode that can be etched into the disc by a high-powered (YAG) laser.

^ All DVD-ROM drives can read the CD+G information, but special software is required to make use of it.

.
Panasonic Internal Blu-ray ROM notebook drive.
^ Panasonic Takes Blu-ray Portable .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ A "one-stop shop" for Blu-ray player and disc licensing is being set up by Panasonic, Philips and Sony.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

Ships with select Sony VAIO notebooks
.The blue-violet laser's shorter wavelength makes it possible to store more information on a 12 cm CD/DVD-size disc.^ Blue-violet laser .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ DVD+RW drives read DVD-ROMs and CDs, and usually read DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs, but do not read or write DVD-RAM discs.

^ Just make sure that any players you intend to play the disc in can read CD-Rs (see 2.4.3 ) and can play Video CDs (see 2.4.5 ).

.The minimum "spot size" on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction, and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.^ Since it doesn't depend on reflected laser light, it's possible to create many data layers (C3D prototyped 50 layers in its lab).

^ It is also compressible, as illustrated by the concentration of sunlight through a common lens or sun glass into a focus, by which a boy lights his segar or inflames a squib of gunpowder.
  • The Influence of the Blue Ray of the sunlight and of the Blue Colour of the Sky by Gen A J Pleasonton, 1877 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Variations on the theme include Sony's "dual discrete optical pickup" with switchable pickup assemblies with separate optics, dual-wavelength lasers (initially deployed on Sony's Playstation 2), Samsung's "annular masked objective lens" with a shared optical path, Toshiba's similar shared optical path using an objective lens masked with a coating that's transparent only to 650-nm light, Hitachi's switchable objective lens assembly, and Matsushita's holographic dual-focus lens.

.By decreasing the wavelength, increasing the numerical aperture from 0.60 to 0.85, and making the cover layer thinner to avoid unwanted optical effects, the laser beam can be focused to a smaller spot.^ By decreasing the wavelength, increasing the numerical aperture from 0.60 to 0.85, and making the cover layer thinner to avoid unwanted optical effects, the laser beam can be focused to a smaller spot.
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ The disc can be burned using a 405nm blue-violet semiconductor laser and an objective lens with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.85 - a configuration currently met in Blu-ray players/recorders.
  • DVS - New Media and Technologies: Blu-Ray 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.dvs.com [Source type: General]

^ The minimum " spot size " on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction , and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.
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.This allows more information to be stored in the same area.^ This allows more information to be stored in the same area.
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^ This allows manufacturers to store more data using the same amount of disc surface.
  • Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.afterdawn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unlike cassette tapes, where the position of the tape itself naturally lets the player start at the same spot, DVDs are read by a laser and can't store new information.

.For Blu-ray Disc, the spot size is 580 nm.^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Hollywood style printed/replicated Blu-ray discs are considerably cheaper once you reach the thousand unit quantity: just $3.50 per disc.
  • Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony! | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray Disc Player Review + Very good image quality for Blu-Ray, actually stunning.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to the optical improvements, Blu-ray Discs feature improvements in data encoding that further increase the capacity.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
  • ocfinder.com | all about orange county! | ocfinder.com | all about orange county! 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC ocfinder.dot5hosting.com [Source type: General]
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to the optical improvements, Blu-ray Discs feature improvements in data encoding that further increase the capacity.
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.(See Compact Disc for information on optical discs' physical structure.^ I don’t think there’s going to be another physical optical disc.” .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ The optical pickup must contain additional circuitry to read the PSP watermark, which is then compared to information on the disc to make sure it's legitimate.

)

Hard-coating technology

.Since the Blu-ray Disc data layer is closer to the surface of the disc compared to the DVD standard, it was at first more vulnerable to scratches.^ More studios more towards Blu-ray / DVD combo packs .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Universal's first Blu-ray Disc cover revealed .
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^ CD & DVD compatible This blu-ray disc...
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[58] The first discs were housed in cartridges for protection, resembling Professional Discs introduced by Sony in 2003.
.Using a cartridge would increase the price of an already expensive medium, so hard-coating of the pickup surface was chosen instead.^ Why would anyone want to copy a bluray when the blanks are so expensive-they copy them to their hard drives which are cheap now and output them to their hidef tv.
  • Upverting DVD players vs Blue ray DVD players. - dslreports.com 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

^ The added cost would be hard to justify since discs can hold over 4 hours of video on one side by using two layers.

.TDK was the first company to develop a working scratch-protection coating for Blu-ray Discs.^ Universal's first Blu-ray Disc cover revealed .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ First Blu-ray Disc player with streaming movies .
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It was named Durabis. .In addition, both Sony and Panasonic's replication methods include proprietary hard-coat technologies.^ In addition, both Sony and Panasonic's replication methods include proprietary hard-coat technologies.
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^ Hard-coating technology .
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^ SACD technology is available to existing Sony/Philips CD licensees at no additional cost.

.Sony's rewritable media are spin-coated, using a scratch-resistant and antistatic coating.^ Sony's rewritable media are spin-coated, using a scratch-resistant and antistatic coating.
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^ Using a cartridge would increase price of already expensive media, so hard-coating of the pickup surface was chosen instead.
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^ DVD media is not required to be scratch-resistant, but since development of the technology some companies like Verbatim implemented hard-coating for more expensive lineups of recordable DVDs.
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.Verbatim's recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Discs use their own proprietary hard-coat technology, called ScratchGuard.^ I called the HD war for Blu-ray.
  • Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony! | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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^ Hollywood style printed/replicated Blu-ray discs are considerably cheaper once you reach the thousand unit quantity: just $3.50 per disc.
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.All Blu-Ray Disc media are required by specification to be scratch-resistant.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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[59] .DVD media are not required to be scratch-resistant, but since development of the technology, some companies, such as Verbatim, implemented hard-coating for more expensive lineups of recordable DVDs.^ (See 1.41 ) DVD recorders are more expensive than VCRs.

^ (See 1.14 for more on DVD recorders.

^ Last month the more expensive Blu-ray recorders topped the old generation recorders in the value of sales for the first time.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

Recording speed

Drive speed Data rate Theoretical Write time for Blu-ray Disc (minutes)
Mbit/s MB/s Single-Layer Dual-Layer
36 4.5 90 180
72 9 45 90
144 18 22.5 45
216 27 15 30
288 36 11.25 22.5
12×[60] 432 54 7.5 15

Comparison to other video formats

.Below is a list of modern, digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media.^ Lines per Picture Height .

^ TV Lines per Picture Height .

^ In other words, a 2-channel Dolby Surround signal can be analog audio, broadcast TV audio, digital PCM audio, Dolby Digital, DTS, MP3, audio on a VHS tape, etc.

The list only includes popular formats.
Analog formats:
  • 352×576/480 (250 lines): Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8 (PAL/NTSC)
  • 420×576/480 (300 lines): Super Betamax, Betacam (professional) (PAL/NTSC)
  • 460×576/480 (330 lines): Analog Broadcast (PAL/NTSC)
  • 590×576/480 (420 lines): LaserDisc, Super VHS, Hi8 (PAL/NTSC)
  • 700×576/480 (500 lines): Enhanced Definition Betamax (PAL/NTSC)
Digital formats:
  • 352×288/240 (250 lines at low-definition): Video CD (PAL/NTSC)
  • 720×576/480 (500 lines): DVD, miniDV, Digital8 (PAL/NTSC)
  • 720×576/480 (380 lines): Widescreen DVD (PAL/NTSC)
  • 1280×720 (680 lines): Blu-ray, D-VHS
  • 1440×1080 (760 lines): miniHDV, D-VHS
  • 1920×1080 (1020 lines): Blu-ray

Software standards

Codecs

.The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).^ Hardware player with Windows NT software.

^ This means that all DTS discs will work in all DVD players, but a DTS-compatible player and a DTS decoder are required to play the DTS soundtrack.

^ Improves BD-Java compatibility to enhance interactivity with some BD-ROMs.
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[61][62]

Video

.For video, all players are required to support MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and SMPTE VC-1.^ MPEG-4 AVC is also known as H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Video and audio performance in all modern DVD players is excellent.

^ This means that all DTS discs will work in all DVD players, but a DTS-compatible player and a DTS decoder are required to play the DTS soundtrack.

[63] .MPEG-2 is the codec used on regular DVDs, which allows backwards compatibility.^ FVD has backward compatibility with existing DVDs, so your existing DVD collection should be safe.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ In comparison, HD DVD movies showcased at CES 2006 did not use MPEG-2 compression.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

MPEG-4 AVC was developed by MPEG, Sony, and VCEG. .VC-1 is a codec that was mainly developed by Microsoft.^ Both the DVD-Forum and the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) have chosen VC-1 (Microsoft's WMV9) and H.264 as advanced video codecs.

.BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
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^ BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.
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^ This is used for storing audio/video and title updates.
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.The choice of codecs affects the producer's licensing/royalty costs as well as the title's maximum run time, due to differences in compression efficiency.^ All things considered, Divx players were selling well and titles were being produced with impressive speed.

^ There's some tacit acknowledgment of this concept in the JOI positioning, but only time will tell if they can emphasize licensing of content for reuse efficiently enough to make a real difference for news producers who must compete with and complement new sources of engaging news and information.
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^ DVD licensing and royalty cost includes CSS, Macrovision, MPEG-2 and the various surround sound systems.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.Discs encoded in MPEG-2 video typically limit content producers to around two hours of high-definition content on a single-layer (25 GB) BD-ROM. The more-advanced video codecs (VC-1 and MPEG-4 AVC) typically achieve a video run time twice that of MPEG-2, with comparable quality.^ Professional MPEG-2 video and MPEG Layer 2 audio real-time encoding hardware.

^ Two hours of recording requires a recording capacity of 22 GB or more.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ DVD (ROM) and BD dual layer discs.
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.MPEG-2 was used by many studios (including Paramount Pictures, which initially used the VC-1 codec for HD DVD releases) for the first series of Blu-ray discs, which were launched throughout 2006.[citation needed] Modern releases are now often encoded in either MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1, allowing film studios to place all content on one disc, reducing costs and improving ease of use.^ Studios got more control over the use of their content.

^ Blu-ray is now the winner of the HD format war.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

.Using these codecs also frees a lot of space for storage of bonus content in HD (1080i/p), as opposed to the SD (480i/p) typically used for most titles.^ We do however wish more emphasis was put on the user interface because we find that the weak point of most of these media streamers is exposed when trying to navigate tons of HD content.
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^ Profile 1.0 players also have limited storage space for persistent content, such as downloads and bookmarks.
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^ Most notable is that Universal is still playing catch-up and obviously still has a few recent titles that were released on HD DVD, but have still not been released on Blu-ray.
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Some studios, such as Warner Bros., have released bonus content on discs encoded in a different codec than the main feature title. .For example, the Blu-ray Disc release of Superman Returns uses VC-1 for the feature film and MPEG-2 for bonus content.^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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^ The Matrix to be released on Blu-ray .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Today, Warner and other studios typically provide bonus content in the video codec that matches the feature.^ Bonus features include an interview with John Jowitt and Clive Nolan, and video footage from Neos soundcheck at RoSfest 2006.

^ Bonus material includes videos for two older songs, footage from the studio sessions for SurREvival , clips from other summer 2005 gigs, footage from the ProgResiste 2005 Convention, interviews, bios, discography, photo gallery, etc.

^ Other audio formats of DVD-Video (Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, and DTS, described below) are optional on DVD-Audio discs, although Dolby Digital is required for audio content that has associated video.

Audio

.For audio, BD-ROM players are required to support Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, and linear PCM.^ Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS surround audio.

^ DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround plus Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio.

^ LD has surround audio in Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital (AC-3), and DTS formats.

.Players may optionally support Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio as well as lossless formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.^ HDMI. Digital video in the DVI format (with HDCP), plus digital audio.

^ They output PCM and Dolby Digital, and some will support the optional DTS and DSD formats.

^ High-resolution digital audio.

[64] .BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
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^ BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.
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^ Discs containing 625/50 (PAL/SECAM) video must use PCM or MPEG audio or Dolby Digital on at least one track.

.A secondary audiotrack, if present, may use any of the mandatory or optional codecs.^ A secondary audiotrack, if present, may use any of the mandatory or optional codecs.
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^ Performance Level 1, the level that is used by all early HD DVD players, makes connection to additional/external Persistent Storage optional, as well as 5.1 audio decoding for all mandatory audio codecs.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
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Bit rate

.For users recording digital television programming, the recordable Blu-ray Disc standard's initial data rate of 36 Mbit/s is more than adequate to record high-definition broadcasts from any source (IPTV, cable/satellite, or terrestrial).^ But there is even more to the Blu-ray Disc home theater experience than high-re .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-ray was initially intended for home recording, professional recording, and data recording.

.BD Video movies have a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 48 Mbit/s (for both audio and video data), and a maximum video bit rate of 40 Mbit/s.^ What resolution will the video on a movie BD be?
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Superbit DVDs, from Columbia TriStar, use a high data rate for the video to improve picture quality.

^ (Dolby Digital, supported in both DVD-Audio and DVD-Video, also includes downmixing information that can be set at encode time.

.This compares to HD DVD movies, which have a maximum data transfer rate of 36 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 30.24 Mbit/s, and a maximum video bitrate of 29.4 Mbit/s.^ Maximum video bit rate is 9.8 Mbps.

^ The maximum data rate is 9.6 Mbps.

^ This compares to HD DVD movies, which have a maximum data transfer rate of 36 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 30.24 Mbit/s, and a maximum video bitrate of 29.4 Mbit/s.
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[65]

Container Format

.Audio, video and other streams are multiplexed and stored on Blu-ray Video discs in a container format based on the MPEG transport stream.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats .
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^ Filed under: Industry , Blu-ray , Other formats , Cable .
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^ Filed under: Industry , Blu-ray , Other formats .
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.It is also known as BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream and can use filename extension .m2ts.^ There is also DTS-ES Discrete, which adds a full-bandwidth discrete rear center channel in an extension stream which is used by DTS ES Discrete decoders but ignored by older DTS decoders.

^ MPEG-2 surround channels are in an extension stream matrixed onto the MPEG-1 stereo channels, which makes MPEG-2 audio backwards compatible with MPEG-1 hardware (an MPEG-1 system will only see the two stereo channels.

[61][66] .Blu-ray Disc Video titles authored with menu support are in the BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) format and contain audio, video, and other streams in BDAV container.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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[67][68] .There is also the BDAV (Blu-ray Audio/Visual) disc format, the consumer oriented alternative to the BDMV discs made for movie releases.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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.BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.^ BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.
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^ Audio recording formats .
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^ DVD-Audio is a separate format from DVD-Video.

[68] .Blu-ray employs the MPEG transport stream recording method.^ TEG1Part1e040823.doc * BD employs the MPEG-2 transport stream recording method.
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^ Blu-ray employs the MPEG-2 transport stream recording method.
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^ Blu-ray Disc recordable .
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.That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.^ To this end, this format employs the MPEG-2TS (Transport Stream), used by digital broadcasts, as a stream type for recording.
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^ That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.
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^ They output PCM and Dolby Digital, and some will support the optional DTS and DSD formats.

[69] .It also enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.^ That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.
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^ This enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.
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^ It also enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.
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.Although it is quite natural, a function for high-speed and easy-to use retrieval is built in.^ Although it is quite natural, a function for high-speed and easy-to use retrieval is built in.
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^ Further, a low channel clock can be used when recording at high speed.
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^ From the leaders in home karaoke, it?s complete with great features like a large LCD display for easy reading and built-in speakers for portability and easy use.?
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[69][70] .Blu-ray Disc Video use MPEG transport streams, compared to DVD's MPEG program streams.^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc .

.This allows multiple video programs to be stored in the same file so they can be played back simultaneously (e.g., with "Picture in picture" effect).^ They both record data and video, and they both read back data and play back video.

^ Managed copy refers to the part of the copy protection system that allows backups to be made, as well as the content to be played back remotely (eg.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Alternatively you can record the PowerPoint presentation as a video file (use a PowerPoint add-in or a motion screen capture program) and import the video file into the DVD authoring program.

Java software support

.At the 2005 JavaOne trade show, it was announced that Sun Microsystems' Java cross-platform software environment would be included in all Blu-ray Disc players as a mandatory part of the standard.^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
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^ SAMSUNG BDP1500 blu-ray disc player .
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^ This blu-ray disc player comes with SAMSUN...
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.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Java is used to implement interactive menus on Blu-ray Discs, as opposed to the method used on DVD video discs.^ CD & DVD compatible This blu-ray disc...
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^ DVD-Video discs purchased.

^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

.DVDs use pre-rendered MPEG segments and selectable subtitle pictures, which are considerably more primitive and rarely seamless.^ DVDs use pre-rendered MPEG segments and selectable subtitle pictures, which are considerably more primitive and rarely seamless.
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^ Superbit DVDs, from Columbia TriStar, use a high data rate for the video to improve picture quality.

^ See Crady von Pawlack's Guide to DVD Jacket Picture Creation for more information.

.At the conference, Java creator James Gosling suggested that the inclusion of a Java Virtual Machine, as well as network connectivity in some BD devices, will allow updates to Blu-ray Discs via the Internet, adding content such as additional subtitle languages and promotional features not included on the disc at pressing time.^ Blu Ray is not dead james.faction .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc .

[citation needed] This Java Version is called BD-J and is a subset of the Globally Executable MHP (GEM) standard; GEM is the worldwide version of the Multimedia Home Platform standard. .Most Blu-ray Discs that have BD-J menus do not allow a Blu-ray Disc player to automatically resume a movie from the point at which it was stopped.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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[citation needed]

Region codes

Regions for the Blu-ray standard:[71]
     A/1: The Americas, and their dependencies, East Asia (except China and Mongolia), Southeast Asia and Japan.      B/2: Africa, Southwest Asia, Europe (except Belarus, Russia and Ukraine), Oceania, and their dependencies.      C/3: Central Asia, East Asia (China and Mongolia only), South Asia, Eastern Europe, and their dependencies.
.As with the implementation of region codes for DVDs, Blu-ray Disc players sold in a specific geographical region are designed to play only discs authorized by the content provider for that region.^ Standard DVD players will not play laserdiscs, and you can't play a DVD disc on any standard laserdisc player.

^ Region codes do not apply to DVD-Audio.

^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

This is intended to permit content providers (motion picture studios, etc.) the ability to support product differences in content, price, release date, etc., by region. .According to the Blu-ray Disc Association, "all Blu-ray Disc players...^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ SAMSUNG BDP1500 blu-ray disc player .
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^ This blu-ray disc player comes with SAMSUN...
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(and) .Blu-ray Disc-equipped computer systems are required to support regional coding."^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.However, "Use of region playback codes is optional for content providers..."^ Since IVL is the exclusive distributor for Disney titles in the area, they probably have to follow their guidelines when it comes to region coding which Disney uses a lot for newer releases.
  • AsianBlurayGuide.com | The Asian Films and Anime on Blu-ray Disc List 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.asianblurayguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Computer playback systems check for regional codes before playing movies from a CSS-protected DVD-Video (see 1.11 for CSS info).

^ Regional codes are entirely optional for the maker of a disc.

[72] .Some current estimates suggest 70% of available Blu-ray (movie) discs from the major studios are region-code-free and can therefore be played on any Blu-ray Disc player, in any region.^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
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^ Each player is given a code for the region in which it's sold.

[73]
.Movie studios have different region coding policies.^ Computer playback systems check for regional codes before playing movies from a CSS-protected DVD-Video (see 1.11 for CSS info).

^ For example, a DVD might be available in one country or region but not available in another because different studios have distribution rights in different countries.

^ The computer operating system or playback software must support regional codes and be licensed to descramble copy-protected movies.

.Among major U.S. studios, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios have released all of their titles region-free.^ Since IVL is the exclusive distributor for Disney titles in the area, they probably have to follow their guidelines when it comes to region coding which Disney uses a lot for newer releases.
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^ Major music labels BMG Entertainment, EMI Music, Universal Music, and Warner Music have committed to DVD-Audio titles, although in fall 2001 Universal announced that it would release SACD titles first.

^ All major movie studios and most major music labels support DVD. .

[74][75] Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. have released most of their titles region-free.[76][77][78] .Lionsgate and Walt Disney Pictures have released a mix of region-free and region-coded titles.^ Since IVL is the exclusive distributor for Disney titles in the area, they probably have to follow their guidelines when it comes to region coding which Disney uses a lot for newer releases.
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^ Walt Disney has the other day and date title with Surrogates .
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^ Some studios originally announced that only their new releases would have regional codes, but so far almost all Hollywood releases play in only one region.

[79][80] .20th Century Fox and MGM have released most of their titles region-coded.^ Most notable is that Universal is still playing catch-up and obviously still has a few recent titles that were released on HD DVD, but have still not been released on Blu-ray.
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^ You see although this title was released the week before, it was late enough in the week that most people obviously didn't get counted until this week, and boy did they.
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^ Some studios originally announced that only their new releases would have regional codes, but so far almost all Hollywood releases play in only one region.

[81][82]
The Blu-ray Disc region coding scheme divides the world into 3 regions, labeled A, B, and C.
  • Region A includes most North, Central and South American and Southeast Asian countries plus Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea.
  • Region B includes most European, African and southwest Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand.
  • Region C contains the remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as China and Russia.
.In attempts to circumvent region coding restrictions, stand-alone Blu-ray Disc players are sometimes modified by third parties to allow for playback of Blu-ray (and DVD) discs with any region code.^ Region codes do not apply to DVD-Audio.

^ Each player is given a code for the region in which it's sold.

^ This is a player feature, not a DVD disc feature.

[83] .Instructions ('hacks') describing how to reset the Blu-ray region counter of some computer BD Disc player applications to make them multi-region indefinitely are also regularly posted to video-enthusiast websites and forums.^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.Unlike DVD region codes, Blu-ray region codes are verified only by the player software, not by the drive and the computer operating system.^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

^ What do the "D" codes on region 2 DVDs mean?

^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.The code is stored in a file of the player program or in the registry.^ DVD-Video (often simply called DVD) defines how video programs such as movies are stored on disc and played in a DVD-Video player or a DVD computer (see 4.1 ).

.In stand-alone players, it is part of the firmware.^ Samsung BD-P1500 - Blu-Ray disc player - upscaling As the first company to introduce a stand-alone Blu-ray player, Samsung reinforces its support of the Blu-ray format with the Full HD BD-P1500.
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^ I was thinking about buying a stand alone Blu-Ray player for it for movies ( I'm not a gamer ).
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Digital rights management

.The Blu-ray Disc format employs several layers of digital rights management.^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
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^ Blu-Ray: Apple was right.
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^ Blu-Ray Hi-Def format.
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[84][85]
The AACS decryption process.

AACS

.The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is a standard for content distribution and digital rights management.^ Digital answering system with remote access.
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^ Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is required on all Blu-Ray projects maferious .
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^ CPSA (content protection system architecture) is the name given to the overall framework for security and access control across the entire DVD family.

It was developed by AS Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACS LA), a consortium that includes Disney, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Warner Bros., IBM, Toshiba, and Sony.
.Since appearing in devices in 2006, several successful attacks have been made on the format.^ Since appearing in devices in 2006, several successful attacks have been made on the format.
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^ At the 2006 International CES, Panasonic made several announcements in regards to pricing of BD-R/BD-RE media.
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^ I think it's the first time since the CD that Sony may have a successful format.
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The first known attack relied on the trusted client problem. .In addition, decryption keys have been extracted from a weakly protected player (WinDVD).^ The media key block data is logically ordered in rows and columns that are used during the authentication process to generate a decryption key from a specific set of player keys (device keys).

.Since keys can be revoked in newer releases,[86] this is only a temporary attack, and new keys must continually be discovered in order to decrypt the latest discs.^ Since IVL is the exclusive distributor for Disney titles in the area, they probably have to follow their guidelines when it comes to region coding which Disney uses a lot for newer releases.
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^ In order to correct the flaws, or in some cases to work around authoring errors on popular discs, the player must be upgraded with a replacement firmware chip.

^ Fans of SageTV will love this one -- out now in the latest beta release of the software is HD Theater streamer playback of ripped Blu-ray discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

This cat-and-mouse game has gone through several cycles.

BD+

.BD+ was developed by Cryptography Research Inc. and is based on their concept of Self-Protecting Digital Content.^ High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP, DVI, and HDMI) HDCP is similar to DTCP, but it was designed for digital video monitor interfaces.

^ The frontrunner is DTCP (digital transmission content protection), which focuses on IEEE 1394/FireWire but can be applied to other protocols.

[87] .BD+, effectively a small virtual machine embedded in authorized players, allows content providers to include executable programs on Blu-ray Discs.^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ All Blu-ray players .

Such programs can:[84]
  • examine the host environment to see if the player has been tampered with. .Every licensed playback device manufacturer must provide the BD+ licensing authority with memory footprints that identify their devices.
  • verify that the player's keys have not been changed.
  • execute native code, possibly to patch an otherwise insecure system.
  • transform the audio and video output.^ Each recorder (player) has a device key, which differs depending on the manufacturer or the machine.
    • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ It depends on your audio/video system and your DVD player.

    ^ Video stored in 4:3 format is not changed by the player.

    Parts of the content will not be viewable without letting the BD+ program unscramble it.
.If a playback device manufacturer finds that its devices have been hacked, it can potentially release BD+ code that detects and circumvents the vulnerability.^ If a playback device manufacturer finds that its devices have been hacked, it can potentially release BD+ code that detects and circumvents the vulnerability.
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^ As mentioned in section 3.13 , SPDC will allow individual BDs to carry code to prevent playback if it detects something is not right.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.
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.These programs can then be included in all new content releases.^ These programs can then be included in all new content releases.
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^ While Tarkus 2002 studio album was sung in English, these appear to be all new songs and are sung in Portuguese.

^ The most notable is Changeling which is in the IMDB top 250 of all time -- which is no easy feat for a new release since IMDB's top 250 is weighted against them.
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[citation needed]
.The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.^ The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.
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^ The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J .
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^ Each recorder (player) has a device key, which differs depending on the manufacturer or the machine.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

A list of licensed commercial adopters is available from the BD+ website.
.The first titles using BD+ were released in October 2007. Versions of BD+ protection have been circumvented by various versions of the AnyDVD HD program.^ A new version of the recorder was later released that also recorded on DVD-R(G) discs and used the DVD-Video format for better compatibility with existing players.

^ The first commercially available DVD-Audio title, Big Phat Band , was released in October 2000 on the Silverline label of 5.1 Entertainment.

^ The first SACD titles were released in Japan in May 1999.

.Another program known to be capable of circumventing BD+ protection is DumpHD (versions 0.6 and above, along with some supporting software), which is available with freeware license and known to be compatible with Mac OS X, Linux, Windows and other platforms running Java.^ FlaskMPEG Freeware encoding software for Windows.

^ Mac OS and Windows OS. $13,000.

^ MPEG-2 video encoding software for Mac OS and Windows.

[88]

BD-ROM Mark

.BD-ROM Mark is a small amount of cryptographic data that is stored separately from normal Blu-ray Disc data.^ The high definition Blu-ray Disc format is still new, and it will take years before Blu-ray surpasses DVD as the dominant format.

^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? [3.14] How does the player know where I stopped or ejected the disc?

^ Offering single-layer storage capacity of 25 GB, Blu-ray discs dwarf today''s standard 4.7 GB DVDs or 8.5 GB double-layer discs.
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.Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.^ Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.
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^ The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).
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^ The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J .
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[citation needed] .A specially licensed piece of hardware is required to insert the ROM-mark into the media during replication.^ A specially licensed piece of hardware is required to insert the ROM-mark into the media during replication.
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^ Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.
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^ All DVD-ROM drives can read the CD+G information, but special software is required to make use of it.

.Through licensing of the special hardware element, the BDA believes that it can eliminate the possibility of mass producing BD-ROMs without authorization.^ Through licensing of the special hardware element, the BDA believes that it can eliminate the possibility of mass producing BD-ROMs without authorization.
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^ The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).
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^ Starting with ROM Mark, it is a unique and undetectable identifier produced in the manufacturing phase that prevents mass piracy.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]

Player profiles

.The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J.^ A disc that works in both DVD-Video players and DVD-ROM PCs.

^ Blu-ray Only to release classics on BD for under $12 .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ PAL players also have an MPEG or MPEG-2 audio decoder.

.All three of the video-based player profiles (BD-Video) are required to have a full implementation of BD-J, with varying levels of hardware support.^ Video and audio performance in all modern DVD players is excellent.

^ About 75 DVD-ROM titles available in the U.S. 2000 8.5 million DVD-Video players shipped in the U.S. (Installed base of 13,922,000.

^ Now, if all the other firms would follow suit (and BD player manufacturers would get those sub-$200 decks on shelves), we'd be all set.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

Feature BD-Audio BD-Video
Grace Period [d] Bonus View BD-Live[e]
Profile 3.0 [c] Profile 1.0 Profile 1.1 Profile 2.0
Built-in persistent memory No 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB
Local storage capability[a] No Optional 256 MB 1 GB
Secondary video decoder (PiP) No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Secondary audio decoder[b] No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Virtual file system No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Internet connection capability No No No Mandatory
.^ a This is used for storing audio/video and title updates.^ It combines the best of DVD (fast access to high-quality video, audio, and data) with the best of the Internet (interactivity, dynamic updates, and communication).

^ The still-unreleased QuickTime MPEG-2 decoder may use the Velocity Engine (AltiVec) portion of the PowerPC (G4) chip for video and audio decoding.

^ Discs containing 625/50 (PAL/SECAM) video must use PCM or MPEG audio or Dolby Digital on at least one track.

.It can either be built-in memory or removable media, such as a memory card or USB flash memory.^ On February 19, 2008 Toshiba officially announced that it would stop making HD DVD players and would focus on other areas such as flash memory.

^ CGMS-A is recognized by most digital camcorders and by some computer video capture cards (they will flash a message such as "recording inhibited").


.^ b A secondary audio decoder is typically used for interactive audio and commentary.^ The still-unreleased QuickTime MPEG-2 decoder may use the Velocity Engine (AltiVec) portion of the PowerPC (G4) chip for video and audio decoding.

^ Some players have a built-in multichannel Dolby Digital decoder, but it's only useful if you have an audio system with multichannel analog inputs.

^ The built-in, 2-channel Dolby Digital decoder in every DVD player handles multichannel audio by downmixing it to two channels using Dolby Surround (see 3.6.2 ).


.^ c Profile 3.0 is a separate audio-only player profile.^ Some players have a built-in multichannel Dolby Digital decoder, but it's only useful if you have an audio system with multichannel analog inputs.

^ As explained in 1.12 , a DVD-Audio disc contains special high-fidelity audio tracks that can only be played in DVD-Audio players.

^ Note : Until there is a digital connection standard, the only way to get multichannel PCM output from DVD-Audio players will be with analog connections or proprietary connections.

.The first Blu-ray Disc album to be released was Divertimenti, by record label Lindberg Lyd, and it has been confirmed to work on the PS3.[89][90]
^ d Also known as Initial Standard profile.
^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
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^ Universal's first Blu-ray Disc cover revealed .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ e Also known as Final Standard profile.
.On November 1, 2007, the Grace Period Profile was superseded by Bonus View as the minimum profile for new BD-Video players released to the market.^ A new version of the recorder was later released that also recorded on DVD-R(G) discs and used the DVD-Video format for better compatibility with existing players.

^ Your player is telling you that there are multiple camera angles or multiple video views on the disc.

^ New DVD-Audio players are needed, or new "universal players" that can play both DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs.

[91] .When Blu-ray Disc software not authored with interactive features dependent on Bonus View or BD-Live hardware capabilities is played on Profile 1.0 players, it is able to play the main feature of the disc, but some extra features may not be available or will have limited capability.^ This is a player feature, not a DVD disc feature.

^ Some players include additional features: .

^ Blu-ray Disc .

[92]

BD-Live

.The biggest difference between Bonus View and BD-Live is that BD-Live requires the Blu-ray Disc player to have an Internet connection to access Internet-based content.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.BD-Live features have included automatic firmware updates, transmission of all usage data to the manufacturers (including all BD-discs played), checking each time the device is switched on to see if it has been tampered with and report the same, Internet chats, scheduled chats with the director, Internet games, downloadable featurettes, downloadable quizzes, and downloadable movie trailers.^ Playing a region 1 disc for a few seconds sets most auto-switching players to region 1 and thus enables them to play an RCE disc.

^ Just make sure that any players you intend to play the disc in can read CD-Rs (see 2.4.3 ) and can play Video CDs (see 2.4.5 ).

^ Some players, especially cheaper models, don't properly play all discs.

[93][94][95] .Note that while some Bonus View players may have an Ethernet port, these are used for firmware updates and are not used for Internet-based content.^ In order to correct the flaws, or in some cases to work around authoring errors on popular discs, the player must be upgraded with a replacement firmware chip.

^ Some players have a built-in multichannel Dolby Digital decoder, but it's only useful if you have an audio system with multichannel analog inputs.

^ Developed by Pioneer based on DVD-R, using similar track pitch, mark length, and rotation control, DVD-RW is playable in many DVD drives and players.

.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In addition, Profile 2.0 also requires more local storage in order to handle this content.^ February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 All "Storage Bits" talkbacks Favorite Links .
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.With the exception of the latest players and the PlayStation 3, Profile 1.0 players cannot be upgraded to be Bonus View or BD-Live compliant.^ Among the joint venture’s various intentions are plans to produce a Blu-ray Disc player with BD-Live capability .
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[96][97][98]

Backward compatibility

.Though not compulsory, the Blu-ray Disc Association recommends that Blu-ray Disc drives be capable of reading standard DVDs and CDs, for backward compatibility.^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

^ CD-RW burners can't read or write DVD discs of any kind.

^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
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[99] .A few early Blu-ray Disc players released in 2006 could play standard DVDs, but not CDs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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[100][101][102]

Ongoing development

Front of an experimental 200GB rewritable Blu-ray Disc.
.Although the Blu-ray Disc specification has been finalized, engineers continue to work on advancing the technology.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
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Quad-layer (100 GB) discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics (TDK version) and standard unaltered optics ("Hitachi used a standard drive.").[103][104] Hitachi stated that such a disc could be used to store 7 hours of 32 Mbit/s video (HDTV) or 3 hours and 30 minutes of 64 Mbit/s video (Cinema 4K). .In August 2006, TDK announced that they have created a working experimental Blu-ray Disc capable of holding 200 GB of data on a single side, using six 33 GB data layers.^ One Blu-Ray disc will hold appx.

^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-ray Disc .

[105]
.Also, behind closed doors at CES 2007, Ritek revealed that they had successfully developed a High Definition optical disc process that extends the disc capacity to ten layers, which increases the capacity of the discs to 250 GB. However, they noted that the major obstacle is that current read/write technology does not support the additional layers.^ Must be supported by additional content on the disc.

^ Sales of high definition Blu-ray recorders are increasing rapidly in Japan as consumers take to the new generation of home movie entertainment.
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^ DVD+RW drives read DVD-ROMs and CDs, and usually read DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs, but do not read or write DVD-RAM discs.

[106]
.JVC has developed a three-layer technology that allows putting both standard-definition DVD data and HD data on a BD/(standard) DVD combination.^ A report from DVD Forum Steering Committee in 1999 decreed that DVD, as an international standard, is simply three letters.

^ It was essentially a compatible-but-cheaper-to-replicate companion to blue-laser HD DVD. A 2-hour movie can fit on a DVD-9 at data rates of 6 to 7 Mbps.

^ It combines the best of DVD (fast access to high-quality video, audio, and data) with the best of the Internet (interactivity, dynamic updates, and communication).

.If successfully commercialized, this would enable the consumer to purchase a disc that can be played on current DVD players and can also reveal its HD version when played on a BD player.^ Standard DVD players will not play laserdiscs, and you can't play a DVD disc on any standard laserdisc player.

^ Standard VCD players can't play DVDs.

^ Blu-ray Disc · HD DVD .
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[107] .Japanese optical disc manufacturer Infinity announced the first "hybrid" Blu-ray Disc/(standard) DVD combo, to be released February 18, 2009. "Code Blue" will feature four hybrid discs containing a single Blu-ray Disc layer (25 GB) and two standard DVD layers (9 GB) on the same side of the disc.^ A disc with two layers on one side and one layer on the other.

^ A disc with two layers, one that can be read in DVD players and one that can be read in CD players.

^ This is a player feature, not a DVD disc feature.

[108]
In January 2007, Hitachi showcased a .100 GB Blu-ray Disc, consisting of four layers containing 25 GB each.^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ Although HD DVD has had combo discs (one side HD, other side standard DVD), Blu-ray has not yet created such a format, but is planning to introduce it soon.

[109] .Unlike TDK and Panasonic's 100 GB discs, they claim this disc is readable on standard Blu-ray Disc drives that are currently in circulation, and it is believed that a firmware update is the only requirement to make it readable to current players and drives.^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
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^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
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^ Panasonic has submitted a proposal for a 3D Blu-ray standard to the Blu-ray Disc Association.
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[110]
.In December 2008, Pioneer Corporation unveiled a 400 GB Blu-ray Disc (containing 16 data layers, 25 GB each) that will be compatible with current players after a firmware update.^ Pioneer 400GB Blu-ray discs will play on PS3 .
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^ Pioneer has developed a Blu-ray compatible disk that can hold 400GB of data on 16 layers.
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.Its planned launch is in the 2009–10 time frame for ROM and 2010–13 for rewritable discs.^ Its planned launch is in the 2009–10 time frame for ROM and 2010–13 for rewritable discs.
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^ Toshiba applies to join Blu-ray Disc Association (10 Aug 2009) .
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^ Amazon bundling digital copies with physical disc sales (10 Dec 2009) .
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Ongoing development is under way to create a 1 TB Blu-ray Disc as soon as 2013.[111]
.At CES 2009, Panasonic unveiled the DMP-B15, the first portable Blu-ray Disc player, and Sharp introduced the LC-BD60U and LC-BD80U series, the first LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba unveils Blu-ray player, price, specs (5 Sep 2009) .
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Sharp has also announced that they will sell HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc recorders in the United States by the end of 2009.
.As of April 2008, a joint licensing agreement for Blu-ray Disc has not yet been finalized.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-ray (25 Jun 2008) .
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[112] .A joint licensing agreement would make it easier for companies to get a license for Blu-ray Disc without having to go to each individual company that owns a Blu-ray Disc patent.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
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For this reason, a joint licensing agreement was eventually made for DVD by the DVD6C Licensing Agency.[113]
.The Blu-ray Disc Association created a task force made up of executives from the film industry and the consumer electronics and IT sectors to help define standards for putting 3D television content on a Blu-ray Disc.^ Hollywood style printed/replicated Blu-ray discs are considerably cheaper once you reach the thousand unit quantity: just $3.50 per disc.
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^ Blu-ray doesn’t just suck for consumers: small producers can’t afford it either.
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^ Recordable discs don’t play reliably across the range of Blu-ray players - so you can’t do low-volume runs yourself.
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[114] On Dec. .17, 2009 the BDA officially announced 3D specs for Blu-ray Disc, allowing backward compatibility with current 2D Blu-ray players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba unveils Blu-ray player, price, specs (5 Sep 2009) .
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[115] ."The Blu-ray 3D specification calls for encoding 3D video using the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec, an extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec currently supported by all Blu-ray Disc players.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ I called the HD war for Blu-ray.
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.MPEG4-MVC compresses both left and right eye views with a typical 50% overhead compared to equivalent 2D content, and can provide full 1080p resolution backward compatibility with current 2D Blu-ray Disc players."^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.[116] Also, according to Sony, PlayStation 3 consoles will be eligible for a firmware upgrade to display the 3D discs.^ Regional codes apply to game consoles such as PlayStation 2 and Xbox, but only for DVD-Video (movie) discs (see DVDRegionX for region modifications to PS2).

^ There are also special application formats for game consoles such as Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.

^ And being the gift that keeps on giving, you can expect a firmware upgrade disc to boost you from Profile 1.1 to 2.0, too.
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On Jan. .1, 2010, Sony, in association with Panasonic, announced plans to increase the storage capacity on their Blu-Ray discs from 25GB to 35.4GB via a technology called i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation).^ Sony narrows the Blu-ray disc pricing gap .
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^ Panasonic has submitted a proposal for a 3D Blu-ray standard to the Blu-ray Disc Association.
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^ Panasonic Takes Blu-ray Portable .
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.The higher-capacity discs, according to Sony, will be readable on current Blu-ray Disc players with a firmware upgrade.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other hardware , Players , Sony .
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^ The trio are currently in talks with Blu-ray Disc patent holders, according to Blu-ray.com.
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.No date has been set to include the increased space, but according to Blu-ray.com "it will likely happen sometime later this year."^ Blu-ray drive coming to Xbox 360 later this year?
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^ What is Blu-ray's official launch date?
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^ When Blu-ray got started no one dreamed this would happen.
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[117]

Variants

Mini Blu-ray Disc

.The "Mini Blu-ray Disc" (also, "Mini-BD" and "Mini Blu-ray") is a compact 8 cm (~3 in)-diameter variant of the Blu-ray Disc that can store approximately 7.5 GB of data.^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
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^ Disney brings home Circlevision 360 on The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Blu-ray disc .
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^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
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It is similar in concept to the MiniDVD and MiniCD. .Recordable (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) versions of Mini Blu-ray Disc have been developed specifically for compact camcorders and other compact recording devices.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Others .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats , Players , Recorders .
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[118]

Blu-ray Disc recordable

."Blu-ray Disc recordable" refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Other recordable optical formats .

^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats , Players , Recorders .
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.BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.^ BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.
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^ In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry`s first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25GB disc in about 16 minutes.
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^ BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.
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.The current practical maximum speed for Blu-ray Discs is about 12×.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-Ray disc player .

.Higher speeds of rotation (10,000+ rpm) cause too much wobble for the discs to be read properly, as with the 20× and 52× maximum speeds, respectively, of standard DVDs and CDs.^ CD-R burners can't read or write DVD discs of any kind.

^ A disc with two layers, one that can be read in DVD players and one that can be read in CD players.

^ CD-RW burners can't read or write DVD discs of any kind.

.Since September 2007, BD-RE is also available in the smaller 8 cm Mini Blu-ray Disc size.^ Hollywood style printed/replicated Blu-ray discs are considerably cheaper once you reach the thousand unit quantity: just $3.50 per disc.
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^ The high definition Blu-ray Disc format is still new, and it will take years before Blu-ray surpasses DVD as the dominant format.

^ RE: Reports of Blu-ray's demise are greatly exaggerated gigabot71 .
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[118][119]
.On September 18, 2007, Pioneer and Mitsubishi codeveloped BD-R LTH ("Low to High" in groove recording), which features an organic dye recording layer that can be manufactured by modifying existing CD-R and DVD-R production equipment, significantly reducing manufacturing costs.^ It's not a new idea --it's been done with CD-ROM for years-- but the differences with DVD are that the quality of the audio and video are finally better than TV, and the discs can be played in low-cost settop players.

^ The DVD+RW format uses phase-change media with a high-frequency wobbled groove that allows it to eliminate linking sectors.

^ DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold high-quality digital video, better-than-CD audio, pictures, and any other sort of digital information.

[120] .In February 2008, Taiyo Yuden, Mitsubishi, and Maxell released the first BD-R LTH Discs,[121] and in March 2008, Sony's PlayStation 3 gained official support for BD-R LTH Discs with the 2.20 firmware update.^ The first DVD-Audio players were released in Japan by Pioneer in late 1999, but they did not play copy-protected discs.

^ Pioneer, which released the first DVD-Audio players in Japan at the end of 1999, included SACD support in their DVD-Audio players.

^ The first DVD-ROM drive to read DVD-RAM discs was released by Panasonic in 1999 (SR-8583, 5x DVD-ROM, 32x CD).

[122] .In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry's first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25 GB disc in about 16 minutes.^ A 4x recorder can do it in about 15 minutes.

^ In June 2000, C3D announced a program to make FMDs with 25 GB per side that would be readable by DVD drives with a "minor and inexpensive modification."

^ A disc with two layers or two sections one containing pressed (DVD-ROM) data and one containing rewritable (DVD-RAM or other) media for recording.

[123]
.Unlike the previous releases of 120 mm optical discs (i.e., CDs and standard DVDs), Blu-ray recorders hit the market almost simultaneously with Blu-ray's debut.^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
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^ Blu-ray recorders surpass 50% market share for all DVD recorders in Japan .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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BD9 and BD5

.The BD9 format was proposed to the Blu-ray Disc Association by Warner Home Video as a cost-effective alternative to the 25/50 GB BD-ROM discs.^ Panasonic has submitted a proposal for a 3D Blu-ray standard to the Blu-ray Disc Association.
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^ Warner set to lower Blu-ray Disc prices for the holidays .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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.The format was supposed to use the same codecs and program structure as Blu-ray Disc video, but recorded onto less expensive 9 GB dual-layer DVD disc.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Blu-Ray is too expensive baljeetd .
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^ DVD-Video discs purchased.

.This red-laser media could be manufactured on existing DVD production lines with lower costs of production than the 25/50 GB Blu-ray media.^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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^ Oppo to add a lower cost Blu-ray player to its lineup .
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^ Which will win, Blu-ray or HD DVD? .

[124]
.Usage of BD9 for releasing content on "pressed" discs has never caught on.^ Usage of BD9 for releasing content on "pressed" discs have never caught on.
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^ For example, the Blu-ray Disc release of Superman Returns uses VC-1 for the feature film and MPEG-2 for bonus content.
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^ (Gold discs, which were never released, would have played without charge in all Divx players.

.After the end of the format war, major producers ramped up the production of Blu-ray discs and lowered their prices to the level of DVD discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.On the other hand, the idea of using inexpensive DVD media became popular among individual users.^ On contrary, the idea of using inexpensive DVD media became popular among individual users.
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^ The DVD+RW format uses phase-change media with a high-frequency wobbled groove that allows it to eliminate linking sectors.

^ This might even tempt non Xbox 360 owners from purchasing the add-on individually for use as a HD DVD drive for their PC. .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.A lower-capacity version of this format that uses single-layer 4.5 GB DVD discs has been unofficially called BD5. Both formats are being used by individual users for recording high definition content in Blu-ray format onto recordable DVD media.^ The high definition Blu-ray Disc format is still new, and it will take years before Blu-ray surpasses DVD as the dominant format.

^ The format is being called "HD DVD-9."

^ It takes over a week to download the contents of a single-layer DVD using a 56k modem.

[125][126]
.Despite the fact that the BD9 format has been adopted as part of the BD-ROM basic format, none of existing Blu-ray player models supports it explicitly.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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^ BD-P1600 Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Player .
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.As such, the discs recorded in BD9 and BD5 formats are not guaranteed to play on standard Blu-ray Disc players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.AVCHD and AVCREC also use inexpensive media like DVD discs, but unlike BD9 and BD5 these formats have limited interactivity, codec types, and data rates.^ While we recognize the added value of including a DVD version of the movie with the Blu-ray, we prefer two separate discs like most of the other studios are using .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Japan-based Infinity Storage Media has launched the first Blu-ray / DVD hybrid disc.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ But regardless of DVD vs Blu-ray, what these technology pundits really mean is that the age of digital downloads is upon us and that physical media is dead.
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AVCHD

.AVCHD was originally developed as a high definition format for consumer tapeless camcorders.^ Sales of high definition Blu-ray recorders are increasing rapidly in Japan as consumers take to the new generation of home movie entertainment.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ The ATSC standard includes both standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) digital formats.

^ The high definition Blu-ray Disc format is still new, and it will take years before Blu-ray surpasses DVD as the dominant format.

.Derived from the Blu-ray Disc specification, AVCHD uses lower data rate, simpler interactivity and cheaper media.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.
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.AVCHD specification allows recording AVC-encoded video onto DVD discs, as well as onto other types of random access media like SD/SDHC memory cards, "Memory Stick" cards and hard disk drives.^ DVD-Video discs purchased.

^ Random access memory .

^ Although HD DVD has had combo discs (one side HD, other side standard DVD), Blu-ray has not yet created such a format, but is planning to introduce it soon.

[127]
.Being primarily an acquisition format, AVCHD can also be used for distribution of high definition video using inexpensive media like conventional DVD discs and flash memory cards.^ The format is being called "HD DVD-9."

^ DVD-Video discs purchased.

^ This is useful primarily for data, not video.

.Many Blu-Ray Disc players support AVCHD playback from DVD discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.Many Panasonic and JVC HD television sets and Blu-Ray Disc players support AVCHD playback from SDHC memory cards.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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AVCREC

.AVCREC uses BDAV container to record high definition content on conventional DVD discs.^ Main article: AVCREC AVCREC uses BDAV container to record high definition content on conventional DVD discs.
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^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

[128] .Presently AVCREC is tightly integrated with Japanese ISDB broadcast standard and is not marketed outside of Japan.^ Australian market first to get recordable Blu-ray player outside of Japan .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.AVCREC is used primarily in set-top digital video recorders and in this regard is comparable to HD REC.^ This is useful primarily for data, not video.

^ DVD uses digital video, and even though it's heavily compressed, most professionals agree that when properly and carefully encoded it's virtually indistinguishable from studio masters.

^ (Dolby Digital, supported in both DVD-Audio and DVD-Video, also includes downmixing information that can be set at encode time.

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.blue ray, from the blue laser used to read and write the format, and disc.^ The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.
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^ Write or mark in the data area of the disc (area where the laser "reads").
  • DVS - New Media and Technologies: Blu-Ray 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.dvs.com [Source type: General]

^ I want Blue-Ray for it's archiving uses.
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Noun

Singular
Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc (plural Blu-ray Discs)
  1. An optical disc storage medium used for data and video, introduced in 2006, having the same physical dimensions as a CD or DVD but greater storage capacity.

Usage notes

.Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
  • BDP-S560 | Blu-ray™ Disc Player | Sony | Sony Style USA 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ What you are doing in PC games is taking this very very high resolution source, and sampling it down to some resolution for your monitor.
  • Blu-ray Adoption Still Sluggish, HDTV Sales Up - HotHardware 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hothardware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can your guide be used for VC-1 source (sorry, I haven't tried it yet).
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^ In games your source material is kinda infinite/and you are just sampling it at higher and higher rates.
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.Blu-ray Disc (also known as BD or Blu-Ray) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 video games, and other data, with up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc prototypes.^ Dual layer disc.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The first movies using (50 GB) dual-layer discs were introduced in October 2006.
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^ Dual layer BD Disc Fig.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.Although these numbers represent the standard storage for Blu-Ray drives, the specification is open-ended, with the upper theoretical storage limit left unclear.^ HD-DVD & Blu-Ray by the numbers.
  • DVS - New Media and Technologies: Blu-Ray 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.dvs.com [Source type: General]

^ Nielsen VideoScan sales numbers showed that with some titles, such as 20th Century Fox's Hitman , up to 14% of total disc sales were from Blu-ray, although the average for the first half of the year was around 5%.
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^ Although HD DVD has had combo discs (one side HD, other side standard DVD), Blu-ray has not yet created such a format, but is planning to introduce it soon.

.200 GB discs are available, and 100 GB discs are readable without extra equipment or modified firmware.^ In January 2007, Hitachi showcased a 100 GB Blu-ray Disc, consisting of four layers containing 25 GB each.
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^ Quad-layer (100 GB) discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics ( TDK version) and standard unaltered optics ("Hitachi used a standard drive."
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^ If 3 layer 51 GB discs are what HD DVD has as their main advantage, than I have a feeling that BD will start mass producing the 100 GB disc fairly quickly.

.The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs.^ Upconversion of standard DVD movie discs.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Emulate CDs and DVDs without physical disc.

^ The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs .
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.The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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.While a standard DVD uses a 650 nanometer red laser, Blu-ray uses a shorter wavelength, a 400 nm blue-violet laser, and allows for almost ten times more data storage than a DVD. During the format war over high-definition optical discs, Blu-ray competed with the HD DVD format.^ So the laser from a Blu-ray writer is going to be cool blue...
  • Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Video 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD & Blu-ray Players .
  • How to shrink a Blu-ray to DVD-5,DVD-9 or BD-25 - VideoHelp.com 15 September 2009 6:16 UTC forum.videohelp.com [Source type: General]

.Toshiba, the main company supporting HD DVD, ceded in February 2008, and the format war ended; in July 2009, Toshiba announced plans to put out its own Blu-ray Disc device by the end of 2009. Blu-ray Disc was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group representing makers of consumer electronics, computer hardware, and motion pictures.^ Toshiba applies to join Blu-ray Disc Association (10 Aug 2009) .
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^ Criterion begins its Blu-ray support (12 May 2008) .
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^ Blu-ray (25 Jun 2008) .
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.As of June 2009, more than 1,500 Blu-ray disc titles are available in Australia, with 2,500 in Japan, 1,500 in the United Kingdom, and 2,500 in the United States and Canada.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
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Contents

History

.Commercial HDTV sets began to appear in the consumer market around 1998, but there was no commonly accepted, inexpensive way to record or play HD content.^ Commercial HDTV sets began to appear in the consumer market around 1998, but there was no commonly accepted, inexpensive way to record or play HD content.
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^ There were no clouds above or around the summit.
  • The Influence of the Blue Ray of the sunlight and of the Blue Colour of the Sky by Gen A J Pleasonton, 1877 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no messing around with Andrea.
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.In fact, there was no medium with the storage required to accommodate HD codecs, except for JVC's Digital VHS and Sony's HDCAM. Nevertheless, it was well-known that using lasers with shorter wavelengths would enable optical storage with higher density.^ There were no other codecs installed.
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^ No action may be brought under this title alleging infringement of copyright based on the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a digital or analog recording medium or based on the noncommercial use of such a device or medium.
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^ IE. VHS tape’s life expectancy is far shorter than Digital Betacam.
  • DVS - New Media and Technologies: Blu-Ray 10 February 2010 12:25 UTC blog.dvs.com [Source type: General]

.Shuji Nakamura invented the practical blue laser diode; it was a sensation among the computer storage-medium community, although a lengthy patent lawsuit delayed commercial introduction.^ Shuji Nakamura invented the practical blue laser diode ; it was a sensation, although a lengthy patent lawsuit delayed commercial introduction.
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^ Moreover, the simple structure of a single-lens optical head that can accommodate both red and blue laser diodes will realize compact systems.
  • Blue ray or HD-DVD? - 3D Realms Forums 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blue Ray, designed by Sony, is an optical disc storage medium which is designed to replace the DVD format.
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Origins

.Sony started two projects applying the new diodes: UDO (Ultra Density Optical), and DVR Blue (together with Pioneer), a format of rewritable discs that would eventually become Blu-ray Disc (more specifically, BD-RE).^ Sony 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player (BDP-S360) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar.^ The core technologies of the formats are essentially similar.
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^ According to Singulus Technologies AG, Blu-ray is being adopted faster than the DVD format was at a similar period in its development.
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.The first DVR Blue prototypes were unveiled at the CEATEC exhibition in October 2000. On February 19, 2002, the project was officially announced as Blu-ray, and Blu-ray Disc Founders was founded by the nine initial members.^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.The first consumer device was in stores on April 10, 2003. This device was the Sony BDZ-S77, a BD-RE recorder that was made available only in Japan.^ The first consumer device was in stores on April 10, 2003.
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^ Recordable DVD was first available for use on computers only.

^ This device was the Sony BDZ-S77, a BD-RE recorder that was made available only in Japan.
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.The recommended price was US$3800; however, there was no standard for prerecorded video, and no movies were released for this player.^ The recommended price was US$3800; [ 12 ] however, there was no standard for prerecorded video, and no movies were released for this player.
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^ However, when we quote a price, there are no hidden charges.
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^ Beware, some standards-converting players can't convert anamorphic widescreen video for 4:3 displays (see 1.22 ).

.The Blu-ray Disc standard was still years away, as a newer, more secure Digital Rights Management (DRM) system was needed before Hollywood studios would accept it—not wanting to repeat the failure of the Content Scramble System used on standard DVDs.^ Studios got more control over the use of their content.

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.On October 4, 2004, the Blu-ray Disc Founders was officially changed to the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), and 20th Century Fox joined the BDA's Board of Directors.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba applies to join Blu-ray Disc Association (10 Aug 2009) .
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Blu-ray Disc format finalized

.The Blu-ray Disc physical specifications were completed in 2004. In January 2005, TDK announced that they had developed a hard coating polymer for Blu-ray Discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
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.Cartridges, originally used for scratch protection, were no longer necessary and were scrapped.^ The cartridges, no longer necessary, were scrapped.
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^ Most Blu-ray movies have moved on to using H.264 of VC-1, and with BD50 production now available, capacity is no longer an issue.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ However, lately we've noticed that a lot (literally 80% of some series) of the shows we used to watch are no longer in the catalog.
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.The BD-ROM specifications were finalized in early 2006. AACS LA, a consortium founded in 2004, had been developing the DRM platform that could be used to securely distribute movies to consumers.^ The BD-ROM specifications were finalized in early 2006.
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^ Overview of BD-ROM security ".
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^ AACS LA, a consortium founded in 2004, [ 17 ] had been developing the DRM platform that could be used to securely distribute movies to consumers.
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.However, the final AACS standard was delayed, and then delayed again when an important member of the Blu-ray Disc group voiced concerns.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
  • BDP-S560 | Blu-ray™ Disc Player | Sony | Sony Style USA 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the request of the initial hardware manufacturers, including Toshiba, Pioneer, and Samsung, an interim standard was published that did not include some features, such as managed copy.^ At the request of the initial hardware manufacturers, including Toshiba, Pioneer, and Samsung, an interim standard was published that did not include some features, such as managed copy.
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^ Some players include additional features: .

^ In November 2005, HP has requested "Managed Copy" to be added to the Blu-ray specifications as a mandatory features.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

Launch and sales developments

.The first BD-ROM players were shipped in mid-June 2006, though HD DVD players beat them in the race to the market by a few months.^ Toshiba Announces Mid-range 1080p HD DVD Player .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps a PS3 for BD-ROM support and a HD-DVD player.
  • Apple joins Blu-Ray Disc Association Board - AppleInsider 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first BD-ROM players were shipped in mid-June 2006, though HD DVD players beat them in the race to the market by a few months.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

.The first Blu-ray Disc titles were released on June 20, 2006. The first ever movie to be released in Blu-ray is the 2003 film Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-ray™ Disc Player .
  • BDP-S560 | Blu-ray™ Disc Player | Sony | Sony Style USA 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.sonystyle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The earliest releases used MPEG-2 video compression, the same method used on standard DVDs.^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

^ Is DVD-Video a worldwide standard?

^ The earliest releases used MPEG-2 video compression, the same method used on standard DVDs .
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The first releases using the newer VC-1 and AVC codecs were introduced in September 2006. The first movies using (50 GB) dual-layer discs were introduced in October 2006. The first audio-only release was made in March 2008. The first mass-market Blu-ray Disc rewritable drive for the PC was the BWU-100A, released by Sony on July 18, 2006. It recorded both single- and dual-layer BD-R as well as BD-RE discs and had a suggested retail price of US $699.

Competition from HD DVD

.The DVD Forum, chaired by Toshiba, was deeply split over whether to develop the more expensive blue laser technology or not.^ Main article: High definition optical disc format war The DVD Forum , chaired by Toshiba , was deeply split over whether to develop the more expensive blue laser technology or not.
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^ In spite of this decision, however, the DVD Forum's Steering Committee announced in April that it was pursuing its own blue-laser high-definition solution.
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^ It was essentially a compatible-but-cheaper-to-replicate companion to blue-laser HD DVD. A 2-hour movie can fit on a DVD-9 at data rates of 6 to 7 Mbps.

In March 2002, the forum voted to approve a proposal endorsed by Warner Bros. and other motion picture studios that involved compressing .HD content onto dual-layer standard DVD-9 discs.^ HD-DVD will hold 15GB. dual layer offers 30GB...
  • Blue ray or HD-DVD? - 3D Realms Forums 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc · HD DVD .
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^ Upconversion of standard DVD movie discs.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.In spite of this decision, however, the DVD Forum's Steering Committee announced in April that it was pursuing its own blue-laser high-definition solution.^ In spite of this decision, however, the DVD Forum's Steering Committee announced in April that it was pursuing its own blue-laser high-definition solution.
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^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.In August, Toshiba and NEC announced their competing standard, Advanced Optical Disc.^ In August, Toshiba and NEC announced their competing standard, Advanced Optical Disc.
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^ Unlike the previous releases of 120 mm optical discs (i.e., CDs and standard DVDs ), Blu-ray recorders hit the market almost simultaneously with Blu-ray's debut.
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^ Sony (the major backer of Blu-ray) announced in late November that it will merge its optical disc-drive unit with that of NEC's, with operations under the leadership of Sony.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.It was finally adopted by the DVD Forum and renamed HD DVD the next year, after being voted down twice by DVD Forum members who were also Blu-ray Disc Association members—prompting the U.S. Department of Justice to make preliminary investigations into the situation.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.HD DVD had a head start in the high definition video market, as Blu-ray Disc sales were slow to gain market share.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first Blu-ray Disc player was perceived as expensive and "buggy", and there were few titles available.^ Sony 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player (BDP-S360) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.This changed when the PlayStation 3 was launched, since every PS3 unit also functioned as a Blu-ray Disc player.^ Sony 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player (BDP-S360) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.At CES 2007, Warner proposed Total Hi Def—a hybrid disc containing Blu-ray on one side and HD DVD on the other—but it was never released.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ This Blu-Ray has been released to distributors.
  • War, Inc Blue Ray 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.By January 2007, Blu-ray discs had outsold HD DVDs, and during the first three quarters of 2007, BD outsold HD DVDs by about two to one.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a June 28, 2007 press release, Twentieth Century Fox cited Blu-ray Disc's adoption of the BD+ anticopying system as a key factor in their decision to support the Blu-ray Disc format.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This Blu-Ray has been released to distributors.
  • War, Inc Blue Ray 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.In February 2008, Toshiba withdrew its support for the HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray as the victor.^ Criterion begins its Blu-ray support (12 May 2008) .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray (25 Jun 2008) .
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.Some analysts believe that Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console played an important role in the format war, believing that it acted as a catalyst for Blu-ray Disc, as the PlayStation 3 used a Blu-ray Disc drive as its primary information storage medium.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They also credited Sony's more thorough and influential marketing campaign.^ They also credited Sony's more thorough and influential marketing campaign.
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^ Current Sony executives have the belief that they can control consumer buying- this is a company that will not last in this market.
  • Upverting DVD players vs Blue ray DVD players. - dslreports.com 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

^ But this effort is futile as more and more loose faith in sony and discover that they really don't have to pay for any of their music or movies!
  • Upverting DVD players vs Blue ray DVD players. - dslreports.com 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.dslreports.com [Source type: General]

End of the format war and future prospects

.On January 4, 2008, a day before CES 2008, Warner Bros.^ On January 4, 2008, a day before CES 2008, Warner Bros.
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^ Update (January 2008): This is an update in response to Warner's decision to go Blu-ray exclusive from May 2008.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ May 2008, as Warner announced in January of the same year.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.(the only major studio still releasing movies in both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc format) announced that it would release only in Blu-ray Disc after May 2008. This effectively included other studios that came under the Warner umbrella, such as New Line Cinema and HBO—though in Europe, HBO distribution partner the BBC announced it would, while keeping an eye on market forces, continue to release product on both formats.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This Blu-Ray has been released to distributors.
  • War, Inc Blue Ray 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC www.shopncsx.com [Source type: General]

.This led to a chain reaction in the industry, with major U.S. retailers such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Circuit City and Canadian chains such as Future Shop dropping HD DVD in their stores.^ This led to a chain reaction in the industry, with major U.S. retailers such as Best Buy , Wal-Mart , and Circuit City and Canadian chains such as Future Shop dropping HD DVD in their stores.
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^ A former major European retailer, Woolworths , dropped HD DVD from its inventory.
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^ Circuit City is not dropping HD DVD (3 Feb 2008) .
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.A former major European retailer, Woolworths, dropped HD DVD from its inventory.^ Woolworths officially drops HD DVD (29 Jan 2008) .
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^ A former major European retailer, Woolworths , dropped HD DVD from its inventory.
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^ This led to a chain reaction in the industry, with major U.S. retailers such as Best Buy , Wal-Mart , and Circuit City and Canadian chains such as Future Shop dropping HD DVD in their stores.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

.Netflix and Blockbuster—major DVD rental companies—said they would no longer carry HD DVDs.^ Netflix and Blockbuster —major DVD rental companies—said they would no longer carry HD DVDs.
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^ The major companies backing HD DVD are: Canon Inc.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Why would they not back HD-DVD? That's a better question.
  • Blu-ray Disc Association declares victory over HD DVD -- Engadget HD 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC hd.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following these new developments, on February 19, 2008, Toshiba announced it would end production of HD DVD devices, allowing Blu-ray Disc to become the industry standard for high-density optical disks.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Universal Studios, the sole major movie studio to back HD DVD since its inception, said shortly after Toshiba's announcement, "While Universal values the close partnership we have shared with Toshiba, it is time to turn our focus to releasing new and catalog titles on Blu-ray Disc."^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Paramount Studios, which started releasing movies only in HD DVD format during late 2007, also said it would start releasing in Blu-ray Disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Both studios announced initial Blu-ray lineups in May 2008. With this, all major Hollywood studios now support Blu-ray.^ By Shane Sturgeon • May 14 2008, 6:20pm • Blu-ray .
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^ Warner has also announced in January 2008 that they will end support for HD DVD in May 2008, becoming a Blu-ray exclusive studio.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ Movies from every major Hollywood studio now available in HD .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.According to Adams Media Research, high-definition software sales were slower in the first two years than standard DVD software sales.^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ High definition media .
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.16.3 million standard DVD software units were sold in the first two years (1997–98) compared to 8.3 million high-definition software units (2006–07).^ What is high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ BASES: 3 million DVD-Video players sold in first year, 13 million sold in 6th year.

^ What are the different formats for high definition DVD? .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.One reason given for this difference was the smaller marketplace (26.5 million HDTVs in 2007 compared to 100 million SDTVs in 1998).^ One reason given for this difference was the smaller marketplace (26.5 million HDTVs in 2007 compared to 100 million SDTVs in 1998).
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^ One of reasons why discs of different track pitch coexist in the family is to prevent losing the freedom of the optical pickup design.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Adult DVDs were one of the reasons the uptake of the DVD format was so quick (I seem to remember a time when adult DVDs outnumbered Hollywood movie DVDs 5 to 1, at a time when DVD uptake was still comparatively low).
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

Former HD DVD supporter Microsoft has stated that they are not planning to make a Blu-ray Disc drive for the Xbox 360.
.Blu-ray Disc began making serious strides as soon as the format war ended.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nielsen VideoScan sales numbers showed that with some titles, such as 20th Century Fox's Hitman, up to 14% of total disc sales were from Blu-ray, although the average for the first half of the year was around 5%.^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.Shortly after the format war ended, a study by The NPD Group found that awareness of Blu-ray Disc had reached 60% of U.S. households.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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.In December 2008, the Blu-ray Disc of The Dark Knight sold 600,000 copies on the first day of its launch in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.^ Warner to ship 1 million Blu-ray 'Dark Knight' copies (12 Nov 2008) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.A week after launch, The Dark Knight BD had sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide, making it the first Blu-ray Disc title to sell over a million copies in the first week of release.^ Warner to ship 1 million Blu-ray 'Dark Knight' copies (12 Nov 2008) .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.According to Singulus Technologies AG, Blu-ray is being adopted faster than the DVD format was at a similar period in its development.^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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^ DVD are actually slower than 2x Blu-ray..
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^ Blu-ray Technology and News .
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.This conclusion was based on the fact that Singulus Technologies has received orders for 21 Blu-ray dual-layer machines during the first quarter of 2008, while 17 DVD machines of this type were made in the same period in 1997. And the other key equipment supplier for optical disc Anwell Technologies Limited had shipped its Blu-ray disc production equipment to Frankfurt for the largest trade show in the world - MEDIA-TECH Expo in May 2008 and they received new order for the Blu-ray production line also.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 17 2008, 3:17pm • Blu-ray .
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.According to GfK Retail and Technology, in the first week of November 2008, sales of Blu-ray recorders surpassed DVD recorders in Japan.^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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^ DVD still dominates but Blu-ray sales up .
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^ Blu-ray Technology and News .
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.According to the Digital Entertainment Group, the total number of Blu-ray Disc playback devices (both set-top box and game console) had reached 9.6 million by the end of 2008. According to Swicker & Associates, Blu-ray Disc software sales in the United States and Canada were 1.2 million in 2006, 19.2 million in 2007, and 82.4 million in 2008. Some commentators have suggested that renting blu-ray will play a vital part in keeping the technology affordable while allowing it to move forward.^ Blu-ray moved 63.2 million units in 2008 .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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^ Blu-ray player sales are falling (30 Apr 2008) .
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.While Blu-ray player prices fell below $100 during the 2009 Christmas holidays, more movies on DVDs were sold because Blu-ray discs won't play on standard DVD players found in computers, cars, and bedrooms.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba unveils Blu-ray player, price, specs (5 Sep 2009) .
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.Blu-ray discs are usually priced $10 more than DVDs but do not cost much more to produce.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.In an effort to increase sales, studios are releasing movies in combo packs with Blu-ray discs and DVDs as well as "digital copies" which can be played on computers and iPods.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Some are released on "flipper" disc with Blu-ray on one side and DVD on the other.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Other strategies are to release movies with the special features only on Blu-ray discs and none on DVDs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.Blu-ray has new competition in video and movies over the Internet as well developing technologies to access movies on any format or device such as Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem or Disney's Keychest.^ Blu-ray Movies - Germany .
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^ Blu-ray Technology and News .
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^ New Blu-ray Pre-orders .
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Technical specifications

Type Physical size Single layer capacity Dual layer capacity
Standard disc size 12 cm 25 GB / 23866 MiB / 25025314816 B 50 GB / 47732 MiB / 50050629632 B
Mini disc size  8 cm 7.8 GB / 7430 MiB / 7791181824 B 15.6 GB / 14860 MiB / 15582363648 B
High-definition video may be stored on Blu-ray ROM discs with up to 1920×1080 pixel resolution at up to 60 frames per second interlaced or 24 frames per second progressive:
Resolution Frame rate Aspect ratio Codec NTSC Other Regions
1920×1080 59.94-i 16:9   Yes Yes
1920×1080 50-i 16:9   No Yes
1920×1080 24-p, 23.976-p 16:9   Yes Yes
1920×1080 25-p 16:9   No Yes
1440×1080 59.94-i 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only Yes No
1440×1080 50-i 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only No Yes
1440×1080 24-p, 23.976-p 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only Yes No
1440×1080 25-p 4:3 MPEG-4 AVC / SMPTE VC-1 only No Yes
1280×720 24-p, 23.976-p 16:9   Yes No
1280×720 25-p 16:9   No Yes
720×480 59.94-i 4:3   Yes No
720×576 50-i 4:3   No Yes
Notes: NTSC Regions only  : All other Regions

Laser and optics

.Blu-ray Disc uses a "blue" (technically violet) laser, operating at a wavelength of 405 nm, to read and write data.^ So the laser from a Blu-ray writer is going to be cool blue...
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.The diodes are InGaN (Indium Gallium Nitride) lasers that produce 405 nm photons directly, that is, without frequency doubling or other nonlinear optical mechanisms.^ Blue-ray uses a 405 nm blue-violet laser like HD-DVD; DVD uses a 650 nm red laser.

^ The laser mouse works on most surfaces such as wood grain, frosted gloss and others than optical mice cannot work on.
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^ Currently the laser diodes in such consumer optical storage devices are made out of inorganic semiconductors like gallium arsenide, gallium nitride and other semiconductor alloys related to them.
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.Conventional DVDs and CDs use red and near-infrared lasers, at 650 nm and 780 nm, respectively.The blue-violet laser's shorter wavelength makes it possible to store more information on a 12 cm CD/DVD-size disc.^ The name Blu-ray Disc derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc.
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^ Is HD-DVD a red-laser product?
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^ Blue-ray uses a 405 nm blue-violet laser like HD-DVD; DVD uses a 650 nm red laser.

.The minimum "spot size" on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction, and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.^ The minimum " spot size " on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction , and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.
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^ The disc can be burned using a 405nm blue-violet semiconductor laser and an objective lens with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.85 - a configuration currently met in Blu-ray players/recorders.
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^ By decreasing the wavelength, increasing the numerical aperture from 0.60 to 0.85, and making the cover layer thinner to avoid unwanted optical effects, the laser beam can be focused to a smaller spot.
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.By decreasing the wavelength, increasing the numerical aperture from 0.60 to 0.85, and making the cover layer thinner to avoid unwanted optical effects, the laser beam can be focused to a smaller spot.^ By decreasing the wavelength, increasing the numerical aperture from 0.60 to 0.85, and making the cover layer thinner to avoid unwanted optical effects, the laser beam can be focused to a smaller spot.
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^ The disc can be burned using a 405nm blue-violet semiconductor laser and an objective lens with a numerical aperture (NA) of 0.85 - a configuration currently met in Blu-ray players/recorders.
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^ The minimum " spot size " on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction , and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.
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.This allows more information to be stored in the same area.^ This allows more information to be stored in the same area.
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^ This allows manufacturers to store more data using the same amount of disc surface.
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^ Unlike cassette tapes, where the position of the tape itself naturally lets the player start at the same spot, DVDs are read by a laser and can't store new information.

.For Blu-ray Disc, the spot size is 580 nm.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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.In addition to the optical improvements, Blu-ray Discs feature improvements in data encoding that further increase the capacity.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ In addition to the optical improvements, Blu-ray Discs feature improvements in data encoding that further increase the capacity.
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.(See Compact Disc for information on optical discs' physical structure.^ (See Compact Disc for information on optical discs' physical structure.
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^ Moreover, the simple structure of a single-lens optical head that can accommodate both red and blue laser diodes will realize compact systems.
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^ I don’t think there’s going to be another physical optical disc.” .
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)

Hard-coating technology

.Since the Blu-ray Disc data layer is closer to the surface of the disc compared to the DVD standard, it was at first more vulnerable to scratches.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.The first discs were housed in cartridges for protection, resembling Professional Discs introduced by Sony in 2003. Using a cartridge would increase the price of an already expensive medium, so hard-coating of the pickup surface was chosen instead.^ Using a cartridge would increase price of already expensive media, so hard-coating of the pickup surface was chosen instead.
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^ The first discs were housed in cartridges for protection, resembling Professional Discs introduced by Sony in 2003.
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^ Some analysts believe that Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console played an important role in the format war, believing that it acted as a catalyst for Blu-ray Disc, as the PlayStation 3 used a Blu-ray Disc drive as its primary information storage medium.
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.TDK was the first company to develop a working scratch-protection coating for Blu-ray Discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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It was named Durabis. .In addition, both Sony and Panasonic's replication methods include proprietary hard-coat technologies.^ In addition, both Sony and Panasonic's replication methods include proprietary hard-coat technologies.
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^ Hard-coating technology .
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^ SACD technology is available to existing Sony/Philips CD licensees at no additional cost.

.Sony's rewritable media are spin-coated, using a scratch-resistant and antistatic coating.^ Sony's rewritable media are spin-coated, using a scratch-resistant and antistatic coating.
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^ Using a cartridge would increase price of already expensive media, so hard-coating of the pickup surface was chosen instead.
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^ DVD media is not required to be scratch-resistant, but since development of the technology some companies like Verbatim implemented hard-coating for more expensive lineups of recordable DVDs.
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.Verbatim's recordable and rewritable Blu-ray Discs use their own proprietary hard-coat technology, called ScratchGuard.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-Ray disc player .

.All Blu-Ray Disc media are required by specification to be scratch-resistant.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
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DVD media are not required to be scratch-resistant, but since development of the technology, some companies, such as Verbatim, implemented hard-coating for more expensive lineups of recordable DVD

Comparison to other video formats

.Below is a list of modern, digital-style resolutions (and traditional analog "TV lines per picture height" measurements) for various media.^ Lines per Picture Height .

^ TV Lines per Picture Height .

^ In other words, a 2-channel Dolby Surround signal can be analog audio, broadcast TV audio, digital PCM audio, Dolby Digital, DTS, MP3, audio on a VHS tape, etc.

The list only includes popular formats. .All values are approximate NTSC resolutions.^ For all intents and purposes, the resolution of an analog NTSC transmission is 640x480, ± a few pixels.
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For PAL systems, replace "480" with "576".
  • 350×240 (250 lines at low-definition): Video CD
  • 350×480 (250 lines): Umatic, Betamax, VHS, Video8
  • 420×480 (300 lines): Super Betamax, Betacam (professional)
  • 460×480 (330 lines): Analog Broadcast
  • 590×480 (420 lines): LaserDisc, Super VHS, Hi8
  • 700×480 (500 lines): Enhanced Definition Betamax
Digital formats:
  • 720×480 (500 lines): DVD, miniDV, Digital8
  • 720×480 (380 lines): Widescreen DVD
  • 1280×720 (680 lines): Blu-ray, D-VHS
  • 1440×1080 (760 lines): miniDV (high-def variant)
  • 1920×1080 (1020 lines): Blu-ray, D-VHS

Software standards

Codecs

.The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).^ The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).
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^ Hardware player with Windows NT software.

^ This means that all DTS discs will work in all DVD players, but a DTS-compatible player and a DTS decoder are required to play the DTS soundtrack.

Video

.For video, all players are required to support MPEG-2 Part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and SMPTE VC-1. MPEG-2 is the codec used on regular DVDs, which allows backwards compatibility.^ Video and audio performance in all modern DVD players is excellent.

^ Tired of your using your regular, old DVD player?
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^ DVD uses MPEG-2 video encoding (see 3.4 for details).

.MPEG-4 AVC was developed by MPEG and VCEG. VC-1 is a codec that was mainly developed by Microsoft.^ MPEG-4 AVC was developed by MPEG and VCEG .
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^ VC-1 is a codec that was mainly developed by Microsoft .
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^ Out of the supported compression formats, MPEG-2 is the oldest and least efficient (larger file size/bitrate in order to achieve the same quality as MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1).
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
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^ BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.
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^ This is used for storing audio/video and title updates.
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.The choice of codecs affects the producer's licensing/royalty costs as well as the title's maximum run time, due to differences in compression efficiency.^ All things considered, Divx players were selling well and titles were being produced with impressive speed.

^ There's some tacit acknowledgment of this concept in the JOI positioning, but only time will tell if they can emphasize licensing of content for reuse efficiently enough to make a real difference for news producers who must compete with and complement new sources of engaging news and information.
  • ContentBlogger - Shore Communications Inc. - Commentary - Weblogs 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.shore.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DVD licensing and royalty cost includes CSS, Macrovision, MPEG-2 and the various surround sound systems.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

.Discs encoded in MPEG-2 video typically limit content producers to around two hours of high-definition content on a single-layer (25 GB) BD-ROM. The more-advanced video codecs (VC-1 and MPEG-4 AVC) typically achieve a video run time twice that of MPEG-2, with comparable quality.^ Professional MPEG-2 video and MPEG Layer 2 audio real-time encoding hardware.

^ Two hours of recording requires a recording capacity of 22 GB or more.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ DVD (ROM) and BD dual layer discs.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.MPEG-2 was used by many studios (including Paramount Pictures, which initially used the VC-1 codec for HD DVD releases) for the first series of Blu-ray discs, which were launched throughout 2006. Modern releases are now often encoded in either MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1, allowing film studios to place all content on one disc, reducing costs and improving ease of use.^ Studios got more control over the use of their content.

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.Using these codecs also frees a lot of space for storage of bonus content in HD (1080i/p), as opposed to the SD (480i/p) typically used for most titles.^ Using these codecs also frees a lot of space for storage of bonus content in HD ( 1080i / p ), as opposed to the SD ( 480i / p ) typically used for most titles.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ We do however wish more emphasis was put on the user interface because we find that the weak point of most of these media streamers is exposed when trying to navigate tons of HD content.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Today, Warner and other studios typically provide bonus content in the video codec that matches the feature.
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.Some studios, such as Warner Bros., have released bonus content on discs encoded in a different codec than the main feature title.^ Released 5/01 DVD BONUS FEATURES: .

^ Today, Warner and other studios typically provide bonus content in the video codec that matches the feature.
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^ Released 4/04 DVD BONUS FEATURES: .

.For example, the Blu-ray Disc release of Superman Returns uses VC-1 for the feature film and MPEG-2 for bonus content.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Today, Warner and other studios typically provide bonus content in the video codec that matches the feature.^ Today, Warner and other studios typically provide bonus content in the video codec that matches the feature.
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^ Bonus features include an interview with John Jowitt and Clive Nolan, and video footage from Neos soundcheck at RoSfest 2006.

^ Bonus material includes videos for two older songs, footage from the studio sessions for SurREvival , clips from other summer 2005 gigs, footage from the ProgResiste 2005 Convention, interviews, bios, discography, photo gallery, etc.

Autio

.For audio, BD-ROM players are required to support Dolby Digital (AC-3), DTS, and linear PCM. Players may optionally support Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio as well as lossless formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.^ HDMI. Digital video in the DVI format (with HDCP), plus digital audio.

^ They output PCM and Dolby Digital, and some will support the optional DTS and DSD formats.

^ High-resolution digital audio.

.BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
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^ BD-ROM titles must use one of the mandatory schemes for the primary soundtrack.
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^ Discs containing 625/50 (PAL/SECAM) video must use PCM or MPEG audio or Dolby Digital on at least one track.

.A secondary audiotrack, if present, may use any of the mandatory or optional codecs.^ A secondary audiotrack, if present, may use any of the mandatory or optional codecs.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ Performance Level 1, the level that is used by all early HD DVD players, makes connection to additional/external Persistent Storage optional, as well as 5.1 audio decoding for all mandatory audio codecs.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ BD-ROM titles with video must store video using one of the three mandatory codecs; multiple codecs on a single title are allowed.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

Bitrate

.For users recording digital television programming, the recordable Blu-ray Disc standard's initial data rate of 36 Mbit/s is more than adequate to record high-definition broadcasts from any source (IPTV, cable/satellite, or terrestrial).^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ User data can be recorded on BD-R at the double-speed rate (72Mbps) as well as the standard rate.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.BD Video movies have a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 48 Mbit/s (for both audio and video data), and a maximum video bitrate of 40 Mbit/s.^ Maximum video bit rate is 9.8 Mbps.

^ The maximum data rate is 9.6 Mbps.

^ This compares to HD DVD movies, which have a maximum data transfer rate of 36 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 30.24 Mbit/s, and a maximum video bitrate of 29.4 Mbit/s.
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.This compares to HD DVD movies, which have a maximum data transfer rate of 36 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 30.24 Mbit/s, and a maximum video bitrate of 29.4 Mbit/s.^ Maximum video bit rate is 9.8 Mbps.

^ The maximum data rate is 9.6 Mbps.

^ This compares to HD DVD movies, which have a maximum data transfer rate of 36 Mbit/s, a maximum AV bitrate of 30.24 Mbit/s, and a maximum video bitrate of 29.4 Mbit/s.
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Container Format

.Audio, video and other streams are multiplexed and stored on Blu-ray Video discs in a container format based on the MPEG transport stream.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is also known as BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream and can use filename extension .m2ts.^ It is also known as BDAV MPEG-2 transport stream and can use filename extension .m2ts .
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^ There is also DTS-ES Discrete, which adds a full-bandwidth discrete rear center channel in an extension stream which is used by DTS ES Discrete decoders but ignored by older DTS decoders.

^ Audio, video and other streams are multiplexed and stored on Blu-ray Video discs in a container format based on the MPEG-2 Transport stream .
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.Blu-ray Disc Video titles authored with menu support are in the BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) format and contain audio, video, and other streams in BDAV container.^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Other formats .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.There is also the BDAV (Blu-ray Audio/Visual) disc format, the consumer oriented alternative to the BDMV discs made for movie releases.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.^ BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.
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^ Audio recording formats .
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^ DVD-Audio is a separate format from DVD-Video.

.Blu-ray employs the MPEG transport stream recording method.^ TEG1Part1e040823.doc * BD employs the MPEG-2 transport stream recording method.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Blu-ray employs the MPEG-2 transport stream recording method.
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

^ Blu-ray Disc recordable .
  • SpectraTek :: Blu-ray Disc 22 September 2009 12:26 UTC www.sptk.com [Source type: General]

.That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.^ To this end, this format employs the MPEG-2TS (Transport Stream), used by digital broadcasts, as a stream type for recording.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.
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^ They output PCM and Dolby Digital, and some will support the optional DTS and DSD formats.

.It also enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.^ That enables transport streams of digital broadcasts to be recorded as they are without altering the format.
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^ This enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It also enables flexible editing of a digital broadcast that is recorded as is and where the data can be edited just by rewriting the playback stream.
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.Although it is quite natural, a function for high-speed and easy-to use retrieval is built in.^ Although it is quite natural, a function for high-speed and easy-to use retrieval is built in.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ Further, a low channel clock can be used when recording at high speed.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ From the leaders in home karaoke, it?s complete with great features like a large LCD display for easy reading and built-in speakers for portability and easy use.?
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.Blu-ray Disc Video use MPEG transport streams, compared to DVD's MPEG program streams.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.This allows multiple video programs to be stored in the same file so they can be played back simultaneously (e.g., with "Picture in picture" effect).^ They both record data and video, and they both read back data and play back video.

^ This allows multiple video programs to be stored in the same file so they can be played back simultaneously (e.g.
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^ They allow movies, tv recordings, and audio to be played from a blue-ray disk.
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Java software support

.At the 2005 JavaOne trade show, it was announced that Sun Microsystems' Java cross-platform software environment would be included in all Blu-ray Disc players as a mandatory part of the standard.^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ James Bond on Blu-ray Disc .
  • HDTV Magazine - Blu-ray 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtvmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elite BDP-09FD Blu-ray Disc Player.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.Java is used to implement interactive menus on Blu-ray Discs, as opposed to the method used on DVD video discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.DVDs use pre-rendered MPEG segments and selectable subtitle pictures, which are considerably more primitive and rarely seamless.^ DVDs use pre-rendered MPEG segments and selectable subtitle pictures, which are considerably more primitive and rarely seamless.
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^ Superbit DVDs, from Columbia TriStar, use a high data rate for the video to improve picture quality.

^ See Crady von Pawlack's Guide to DVD Jacket Picture Creation for more information.

.At the conference, Java creator James Gosling suggested that the inclusion of a Java Virtual Machine, as well as network connectivity in some BD devices, will allow updates to Blu-ray Discs via the Internet, adding content such as additional subtitle languages and promotional features not included on the disc at pressing time.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Write time for Blu-ray Disc (minutes) .
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.This Java Version is called BD-J and is a subset of the Globally Executable MHP (GEM) standard; GEM is the worldwide version of the Multimedia Home Platform standard.^ This Java Version is called BD-J and is a subset of the Globally Executable MHP (GEM) standard; GEM is the worldwide version of the Multimedia Home Platform standard.
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^ Main article: BD-J At the 2005 JavaOne trade show, it was announced that Sun Microsystems ' Java cross-platform software environment would be included in all Blu-ray Disc players as a mandatory part of the standard.
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^ Another program known to be capable of circumventing BD+ protection is DumpHD (versions 0.6 and above, along with some supporting software), which is available with freeware license and known to be compatible with MacOS X, Linux, Windows and other platforms running Java.
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.Most Blu-ray Discs that have BD-J menus do not allow a Blu-ray Disc player to automatically resume a movie from the point at which it was stopped.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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Digital rights management

.The Blu-ray Disc format employs several layers of digital rights management.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
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AACS

.The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is a standard for content distribution and digital rights management.^ Digital rights management .
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^ Digital answering system with remote access.
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^ The Advanced Access Content System (AACS) is a standard for content distribution and digital rights management .
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.It was developed by AS Licensing Administrator, LLC (AACS LA), a consortium that includes Disney, Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Warner Bros., IBM, Toshiba, and Sony.^ No single company "owns" DVD. The official specification was originally developed by a consortium of ten companies: Hitachi, JVC, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, Philips, Pioneer, Sony, Thomson, Time Warner, and Toshiba.

^ The draft proposal (called 5C, for the five companies that developed it) was made by Intel, Sony, Hitachi, Matsushita, and Toshiba in February 1998.

^ TDK Corporation Thomson Multimedia Twentieth Century Fox Walt Disney Pictures Warner Bros.

.Since appearing in devices in 2006, several successful attacks have been made on the format.^ Since appearing in devices in 2006, several successful attacks have been made on the format.
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^ At the 2006 International CES, Panasonic made several announcements in regards to pricing of BD-R/BD-RE media.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ I think it's the first time since the CD that Sony may have a successful format.
  • Blue ray or HD-DVD? - 3D Realms Forums 9 February 2010 13:10 UTC forums.3drealms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The first known attack relied on the trusted client problem.^ The first known attack relied on the trusted client problem.
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.In addition, decryption keys have been extracted from a weakly protected player (WinDVD).^ In addition, decryption keys have been extracted from a weakly protected player ( WinDVD ).
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^ The media key block data is logically ordered in rows and columns that are used during the authentication process to generate a decryption key from a specific set of player keys (device keys).

.Since keys can be revoked in newer releases, this is only a temporary attack, and new keys must continually be discovered in order to decrypt the latest discs.^ Since keys can be revoked in newer releases, [ 75 ] this is only a temporary attack, and new keys must continually be discovered in order to decrypt the latest discs.
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^ Since IVL is the exclusive distributor for Disney titles in the area, they probably have to follow their guidelines when it comes to region coding which Disney uses a lot for newer releases.
  • AsianBlurayGuide.com | The Asian Films and Anime on Blu-ray Disc List 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.asianblurayguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Fans of SageTV will love this one -- out now in the latest beta release of the software is HD Theater streamer playback of ripped Blu-ray discs.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.This cat-and-mouse game has gone through several cycles, and as of August 2008, all current AACS decryption keys are available on the Internet.^ This cat-and-mouse game has gone through several cycles, and as of August 2008, all current AACS decryption keys are available on the Internet.
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^ As expected, the various AACS versions that have been present on discs since release have all been cracked, sometimes before the discs themselves were available for general sale.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ All DVD-ROM drives have extra firmware to exchange authentication and decryption keys with the CSS module in the computer.

BD+

.BD+ was developed by Cryptography Research Inc.^ BD+ was developed by Cryptography Research Inc.
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and is based on their concept of .Self-Protecting Digital Content.^ Digital Transmission Content Protection: A contents protection technology corresponding to IEEE 1394, proposed by five companies: Hitachi, Intel, Matsushita, Sony, and Toshiba.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Self-Protecting Digital Content .
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^ High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection: A contents protection technology corresponding to HDMI, proposed by Intel.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.BD+, effectively a small virtual machine embedded in authorized players, allows content providers to include executable programs on Blu-ray Discs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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Such programs can:
  • examine the host environment to see if the player has been tampered with. .Every licensed playback device manufacturer must provide the BD+ licensing authority with memory footprints that identify their devices.
  • verify that the player's keys have not been changed.
  • execute native code, possibly to patch an otherwise insecure system.
  • transform the audio and video output.^ Each recorder (player) has a device key, which differs depending on the manufacturer or the machine.
    • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ It depends on your audio/video system and your DVD player.

    ^ Video stored in 4:3 format is not changed by the player.

    Parts of the content will not be viewable without letting the BD+ program unscramble it.
.If a playback device manufacturer finds that its devices have been hacked, it can potentially release BD+ code that detects and circumvents the vulnerability.^ If a playback device manufacturer finds that its devices have been hacked, it can potentially release BD+ code that detects and circumvents the vulnerability.
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^ As mentioned in section 3.13 , SPDC will allow individual BDs to carry code to prevent playback if it detects something is not right.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.
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.These programs can then be included in all new content releases.^ These programs can then be included in all new content releases.
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^ While Tarkus 2002 studio album was sung in English, these appear to be all new songs and are sung in Portuguese.

^ The most notable is Changeling which is in the IMDB top 250 of all time -- which is no easy feat for a new release since IMDB's top 250 is weighted against them.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.^ The specifications of the BD+ virtual machine are available only to licensed device manufacturers.
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^ The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J .
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^ Each recorder (player) has a device key, which differs depending on the manufacturer or the machine.
  • Blu-ray Disc Format - General 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Reference]

.A list of licensed commercial adopters is available from the BD+ website.^ A list of licensed commercial adopters is available from the BD+ website .
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^ This is not a complete list of all available BD movies - for a list of BD movies, please refer to dvdloc8.com's Blu-ray movie list .
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ As of February, 2007, BD-RE offers capacities up to 25GB (single layer) and commercially available ...
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.The first titles using BD+ were released in October 2007. Versions of BD+ protection have been circumvented by various versions of the AnyDVD HD program.^ The first titles using BD+ were released in October 2007.
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^ Versions of BD+ protection have been circumvented by various versions of the AnyDVD HD program.
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^ Note that this BD edition will only feature the U.S cut of the movie, 12 minutes shorter than the original version (titled The Boat That Rocked and released on Blu-ray in the UK in September 2009).
  • Blu-ray.com - Blu-ray Movies, Players, News, Reviews, Blu-ray DVD, Blue-ray, BD 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another program known to be capable of circumventing BD+ protection is DumpHD (versions 0.6 and above, along with some supporting software), which is available with freeware license and known to be compatible with MacOS X, Linux, Windows and other platforms running Java.^ Java software support .
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^ Another program known to be capable of circumventing BD+ protection is DumpHD (versions 0.6 and above, along with some supporting software), which is available with freeware license and known to be compatible with MacOS X, Linux, Windows and other platforms running Java.
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^ FlaskMPEG Freeware encoding software for Windows.

BD-ROM Mark

.BD-ROM Mark is a small amount of cryptographic data that is stored separately from normal Blu-ray Disc data.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
  • MovieTyme Blu-Ray Region Free Titles DVDs 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC www.movietyme.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.^ Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.
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^ The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).
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^ The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J .
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.A specially licensed piece of hardware is required to insert the ROM-mark into the media during replication.^ A specially licensed piece of hardware is required to insert the ROM-mark into the media during replication.
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^ Bit-by-bit copies that do not replicate the BD-ROM Mark are impossible to decode.
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^ All DVD-ROM drives can read the CD+G information, but special software is required to make use of it.

.Through licensing of the special hardware element, the BDA believes that it can eliminate the possibility of mass producing BD-ROMs without authorization.^ Through licensing of the special hardware element, the BDA believes that it can eliminate the possibility of mass producing BD-ROMs without authorization.
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^ The BD-ROM specification mandates certain codec compatibilities for both hardware decoders (players) and movie software (content).
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^ Starting with ROM Mark, it is a unique and undetectable identifier produced in the manufacturing phase that prevents mass piracy.
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

Player profiles

.The BD-ROM specification defines four Blu-ray Disc player profiles, including an audio-only player profile (BD-Audio) that does not require video decoding or BD-J. All three of the video-based player profiles (BD-Video) are required to have a full implementation of BD-J, with varying levels of hardware support.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
  • Blue Ray Dvd - Shop Smarter.com 1 October 2009 5:18 UTC www.smarter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Video and audio performance in all modern DVD players is excellent.

^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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Feature BD-Audio BD-Video
Grace Period Bonus View BD-Live
Profile 3.0 Profile 1.0 Profile 1.1 Profile 2.0
Built-in persistent memory No 64 KB 64 KB 64 KB
Local storage capability No Optional 256 MB 1 GB
Secondary video decoder (PiP) No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Secondary audio decoder No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Virtual file system No Optional Mandatory Mandatory
Internet connection capability No No No Mandatory

BD-Live

.The biggest difference between Bonus View and BD-Live is that BD-Live requires the Blu-ray Disc player to have an Internet connection to access Internet-based content.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.BD-Live features have included Internet chats, scheduled chats with the director, Internet games, downloadable featurettes, downloadable quizzes, and downloadable movie trailers.^ BD-Live features have included internet chats, scheduled chats with the director, internet games, downloadable featurettes, downloadable quizzes, and downloadable movie trailers.
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^ Sony shows off MovieIQ, CineChat BD-Live features (19 Jun 2009) .
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^ Prioritize that above including more BD-Live "features," please; based on what we've seen so far, we don't think that's going to be what really pushes people from DVD to Blu-ray, no matter what the poll numbers say.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.Note that while some Bonus View players may have an Ethernet port, these are used for firmware updates and are not used for internet-based content.^ USB and Ethernet ports enable firmware updates and networking connectivity.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that while some Bonus View players may have an Ethernet port, these are used for firmware updates and are not used for internet-based content.
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^ The biggest difference between Bonus View and BD-Live is that BD-Live requires the Blu-ray Disc player to have an internet connection (usually via a standard Ethernet RJ-45 network port) to access internet-based content.
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.In addition, Profile 2.0 also requires more local storage in order to handle this content.^ In addition, Profile 2.0 also requires more local storage in order to handle this content.
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^ Expires: Dec-31-2009 Restriction: Unknow Code: No Code Required Detail: Get $10 off your order of $250 or more at RefurbDepot.com!
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^ Expires: Dec-31-2009 Restriction: Unknow Code: No Code Required Detail: Get $5 off your order of $100 or more at RefurbDepot.com!
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.With the exception of the latest players and the PlayStation 3, Profile 1.0 players cannot be upgraded to be Bonus View or BD-Live compliant.^ With the exception of the LG-BH100, the LG-BH200, the PlayStation 3 , and the Samsung BD-UP5000, Profile 1.0 players cannot be upgraded to be Bonus View or BD-Live compliant.
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^ This interactive functionality is supported by "Profile 2" BD Players and enabled by Blu-ray Discs authored with the appropriate code that "calls back" to a network side server.
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^ The BD Live files are so small, that we cannot explain why they are not already on the Blu-ray disc itself.

Backward compatibility

.Though not compulsory, the Blu-ray Disc Association recommends that Blu-ray Disc drives be capable of reading standard DVDs and CDs, for backward compatibility.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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^ This blu-ray disc player comes with...
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.A few early Blu-ray Disc players released in 2006 could play standard DVDs, but not CDs.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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Ongoing development

.Although the Blu-ray Disc specification has been finalized, engineers continue to work on advancing the technology.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
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.Quad-layer (100 GB) discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics (TDK version) and standard unaltered optics ("Hitachi used a standard drive."^ Quad-layer (100 GB) discs have been demonstrated on a drive with modified optics ( TDK version) and standard unaltered optics ("Hitachi used a standard drive."
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^ Many discs use dual layers.

^ GB discs are already in existance from TDK and Hitachi.

). .Hitachi stated that such a disc could be used to store seven hours of 32 Mbit/s video (HDTV) or 3.5 hours of 64 Mbit/s video (Cinema 4K).^ Hitachi stated that such a disc could be used to store 7 hours of 32 Mbit/s video (HDTV) or 3.5 hours of 64 Mbit/s video ( Cinema 4K ).
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^ A DVD-Video disc containing mostly audio can play for 13 hours (24 hours with dual layers) using 48/16 PCM (slightly better than CD quality).

^ BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.
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.In August 2006, TDK announced that they have created a working experimental Blu-ray Disc capable of holding 200 GB of data on a single side, using six 33 GB data layers.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ In August 2006, TDK announced that they have created a working experimental Blu-ray Disc capable of holding 200 GB of data on a single side, using six 33 GB data layers.
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.Also, behind closed doors at CES 2007, Ritek revealed that they had successfully developed a High Definition optical disc process that extends the disc capacity to ten layers, which increases the capacity of the discs to 250 GB. However, they noted that the major obstacle is that current read/write technology does not support the additional layers.^ High-density optical disc .
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^ Must be supported by additional content on the disc.

^ Comparison of high definition optical disc formats .
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.JVC has developed a three-layer technology that allows putting both standard-definition DVD data and HD data on a BD/(standard) DVD combination.^ JVC has developed a three-layer technology that allows putting both standard-definition DVD data and HD data on a BD/(standard) DVD combination.
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^ HD content onto dual-layer standard DVD-9 discs.
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^ A report from DVD Forum Steering Committee in 1999 decreed that DVD, as an international standard, is simply three letters.

.If successfully commercialized, this would enable the consumer to purchase a disc that can be played on current DVD players and can also reveal its HD version when played on a BD player.^ Standard DVD players will not play laserdiscs, and you can't play a DVD disc on any standard laserdisc player.

^ Standard VCD players can't play DVDs.

^ Blu-ray Disc · HD DVD .
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.Japanese optical disc manufacturer Infinity announced the first "hybrid" Blu-ray Disc/(standard) DVD combo, to be released February 18, 2009. "Code Blue" will feature four hybrid discs containing a single Blu-ray Disc layer (25GB) and two standard DVD layers (9 GB) on the same side of the disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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^ In January 2007, Hitachi showcased a 100 GB Blu-ray Disc, consisting of four layers containing 25 GB each.
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In January 2007, Hitachi showcased a .100 GB Blu-ray Disc, consisting of four layers containing 25 GB each.^ Blu-ray Disc .

^ Blu-ray Disc Association .

^ Although HD DVD has had combo discs (one side HD, other side standard DVD), Blu-ray has not yet created such a format, but is planning to introduce it soon.

.Unlike TDK and Panasonic's 100 GB discs, they claim this disc is readable on standard Blu-ray Disc drives that are currently in circulation, and it is believed that a firmware update is the only requirement to make it readable to current players and drives.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ PC disc drives to boost Blu-ray growth .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.In December 2008, Pioneer Corporation unveiled a 400 GB Blu-ray Disc (containing 16 data layers, 25 GB each) that will be compatible with current players after a firmware update.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.Its planned launch is in the 2009–10 time frame for ROM and 2010–13 for rewritable discs.^ Its planned launch is in the 2009–10 time frame for ROM and 2010–13 for rewritable discs.
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^ Toshiba applies to join Blu-ray Disc Association (10 Aug 2009) .
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^ Amazon bundling digital copies with physical disc sales (10 Dec 2009) .
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Ongoing development is under way to create a 1 TB Blu-ray Disc as soon as 2013.
.At CES 2009, Panasonic unveiled the DMP-B15, the first portable Blu-ray Disc player, and Sharp introduced the LC-BD60U and LC-BD80U series, the first LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba unveils Blu-ray player, price, specs (5 Sep 2009) .
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Sharp has also announced that they will sell HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray Disc recorders in the United States by the end of 2009.
.As of April 2008, a joint licensing agreement for Blu-ray Disc has not yet been finalized.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-ray (25 Jun 2008) .
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.A joint licensing agreement would make it easier for companies to get a license for Blu-ray Disc without having to go to each individual company that owns a Blu-ray Disc patent.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ UFC making Blu-ray Disc debut with ULTIMATE COMEBACKS .
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.For this reason, a joint licensing agreement was eventually made for DVD by the DVD6C Licensing Agency.^ For this reason, a joint licensing agreement was eventually made for DVD by the DVD6C Licensing Agency .
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^ As of April 2008 , a joint licensing agreement for Blu-ray Disc has not yet been finalized.
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^ A joint licensing agreement would make it easier for companies to get a license for Blu-ray Disc without having to go to each individual company that owns a Blu-ray Disc patent.
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.The Blu-ray Disc Association created a task force made up of executives from the film industry and the consumer electronics and IT sectors to help define standards for putting 3D television content on a Blu-ray Disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
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On Dec. .17, 2009 the BDA officially announced 3D specs for Blu-ray Disc, allowing backward compatibility with current 2D Blu-ray players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Toshiba unveils Blu-ray player, price, specs (5 Sep 2009) .
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."The Blu-ray 3D specification calls for encoding 3D video using the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) codec, an extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec currently supported by all Blu-ray Disc players.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.MPEG4-MVC compresses both left and right eye views with a typical 50% overhead compared to equivalent 2D content, and can provide full 1080p resolution backward compatibility with current 2D Blu-ray Disc players."^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.Also, according to Sony, Playstation 3 consoles will be eligible for a firmware upgrade to display the 3D discs.^ Some analysts believe that Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console played an important role in the format war, believing that it acted as a catalyst for Blu-ray Disc, as the PlayStation 3 used a Blu-ray Disc drive as its primary information storage medium.
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^ Regional codes apply to game consoles such as PlayStation 2 and Xbox, but only for DVD-Video (movie) discs (see DVDRegionX for region modifications to PS2).

^ There are also special application formats for game consoles such as Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.

On Jan. .4, 2010, Sony, in association with Panasonic, announced plans to increase the storage capacity on their Blu-Ray discs from 25GB to 35.4GB. The increased discs, according to Sony, will be readable on current Blu-ray Disc players with a firmware upgrade.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Also, compared to PS3 blu ray player...
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.No date has been set to include the increased space, but according to Blu-ray.com "it will likely happen sometime later this year."^ Blu-ray drive coming to Xbox 360 later this year?
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^ What is Blu-ray's official launch date?
  • The High Definition DVD FAQ - Blu-ray, HD DVD, EVD, FVD 11 September 2009 22:42 UTC www.digital-digest.com [Source type: General]

^ When Blu-ray got started no one dreamed this would happen.
  • Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony! | Storage Bits | ZDNet.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC blogs.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

Variants

Mini Blu-ray Disc

.The "Mini Blu-ray Disc" (also, "Mini-BD" and "Mini Blu-ray") is a compact 8 cm (~3in)-diameter variant of the Blu-ray Disc that can store approximately 7.5 GB of data.^ Expires: Dec-31-2009 Restriction: exclusions apply Review Selected reviews for: Panasonic DMPBD80K. Single-disc black blu-ray player .
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^ Blu-Ray discs will go on sale in China for the first time today - officially that is.
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^ This interactive functionality is supported by "Profile 2" BD Players and enabled by Blu-ray Discs authored with the appropriate code that "calls back" to a network side server.
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.It is similar in concept to the MiniDVD and MiniCD. Recordable (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) versions of Mini Blu-ray Disc have been developed specifically for compact camcorders and other compact recording devices.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Filed under: Blu-ray , Others .
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

Blu-ray Disc recordable

."Blu-ray Disc recordable" refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder.^ Main article: Blu-ray Disc recordable "Blu-ray Disc recordable" refers to two optical disc formats that can be recorded with an optical disc recorder .
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^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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.BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.^ BD-R discs can be written to once, whereas BD-RE can be erased and re-recorded multiple times.
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^ In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry`s first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25GB disc in about 16 minutes.
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^ BDAV disc format is used on BD-RE and BD-R discs for audio/video recording.
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.The current practical maximum speed for Blu-ray Discs is about 12×.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Blu-Ray disc player .

.Higher speeds of rotation (10,000+ rpm) cause too much wobble for the discs to be read properly, as with the 20× and 52× maximum speeds, respectively, of standard DVDs and CDs.^ CD-R burners can't read or write DVD discs of any kind.

^ A disc with two layers, one that can be read in DVD players and one that can be read in CD players.

^ Upconversion of standard DVD movie discs.
  • Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray Disc Player 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

.Since September 2007, BD-RE is also available in the smaller 8 cm Mini Blu-ray Disc size.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Disc Special Edition (Blu-ray) .
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.On September 18, 2007, Pioneer and Mitsubishi codeveloped BD-R LTH ("Low to High" in groove recording), which features an organic dye recording layer that can be manufactured by modifying existing CD-R and DVD-R production equipment, significantly reducing manufacturing costs.^ On September 18, 2007, Pioneer and Mitsubishi codeveloped BD-R LTH ("Low to High" in groove recording), which features an organic dye recording layer that can be manufactured by modifying existing CD-R and DVD-R production equipment, significantly reducing manufacturing costs.
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^ Unlike the previous releases of 120 mm optical discs (i.e., CDs and standard DVDs ), Blu-ray recorders hit the market almost simultaneously with Blu-ray's debut.
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^ In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry`s first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25GB disc in about 16 minutes.
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.In February 2008, Taiyo Yuden, Mitsubishi, and Maxell released the first BD-R LTH Discs, and in March 2008, Sony's PlayStation 3 gained official support for BD-R LTH Discs with the 2.20 firmware update.^ Sony to release PS3 firmware update 2.41 this week (7 Jul 2008) .
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^ PS3 firmware update v2.20 available -- added support for LTH BD-R (25 Mar 2008) .
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^ The first audio-only release was made in March 2008.
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.In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry`s first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25GB disc in about 16 minutes.^ In May 2009 Verbatim/Mitsubishi announced the industry`s first 6X BD-R LTH media, which allows recording a 25GB disc in about 16 minutes.
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^ Harman Kardon to release first BD player (9 May 2009) .
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^ A 4x recorder can do it in about 15 minutes.

.Unlike the previous releases of 120 mm optical discs (i.e., CDs and standard DVDs), Blu-ray recorders hit the market almost simultaneously with Blu-ray's debut.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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BD9 and BD5

.The BD9 format was proposed to the Blu-ray Disc Association by Warner Home Video as a cost-effective alternative to the 25/50GB BD-ROM discs.^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Certainly was more cost effective format...
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^ Panasonic has submitted a proposal for a 3D Blu-ray standard to the Blu-ray Disc Association.
  • Blu-ray :: HDTV Biz-News.com 3 February 2010 14:39 UTC hdtv.biz-news.com [Source type: General]

.The format was supposed to use the same codecs and program structure as Blu-ray Disc video, but recorded onto less expensive 9GB dual-layer DVD disc.^ Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player .
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^ Blu-ray Disc Statistics " .
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^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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.This red-laser media could be manufactured on existing DVD production lines with lower costs of production than the 25/50GB Blu-ray media.^ Shop DVDs, Blu-ray & More.
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^ Blu-ray Disc · HD DVD .
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^ DVDs or Blu-ray Discs.
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