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Blueray and HD-DVD : Are Sony making.....

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Daftboy, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. Daftboy

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    Bit sad I know, but I happened to stumble on this months magazine called "Television and Consumer Electronics". On page 133, there is a little article that goes like this:

    "Sony and Nichia Corporation have developed an intergrated dual-wavelength coupler that's compatible with the red lasers used for DVD playback and the blue-violet lasers which have been developed for the next generation of optical disks, e.g. Blu-ray."
    And then it goes on a little about production.

    Anyway, maybe I'm thinking a little ahead of myself but maybe on the back of this Blu-ray will support HD-DVD?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Moe

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    Not sure what you're interpreting from this..but both Blu-ray and HD-DVD use blue lasers anyway
     
  3. Daftboy

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    Oh sorry, when I was reading the news on this website http://www.homecinemachoice.com/whatvideo/ it mentioned that HD-DVD was going to use red lasers and Sony would be stuck as they didn't plan to adopt dual lasers.

    Hold my hands up if I'm wrong.
     
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    No problem.

    Blu-ray and HD-DVD are actually quite similar.The main difference being in the disc itself.The HD-DVD disc is able to be pressed on conventional DVD production equipment whereas Blu-ray needs modified equipment.This is because construction is different due to the higher capacity of Blu-ray.HD-DVD is able able to store (currently) about 30GB whilst Blu-ray can hold 50GB,with potentially 200GB.
     
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    Their not cheap are they! Look at the gallery, the Sony one has a price tag of 472,000 YEN (I think - it's a bit blurred) Thats £2,346! Ouch.
     
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    Gotcha, so they are both going to use the same laser colour, but the software and discs are going to be different?
     
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    Yes...it's the whole VHS/Betamax thing all over again.Having said that though,Blu-ray has got to be the way ahead, because of it's capacity potential,and thus futureproofing.
     
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    Perhaps the MODS could merge all of the Blu-Ray HD-DVD threads as I believe theres a few on the go at the moment (including one I started!).

    It might also be fun to start a list of Blu-Ray Players (just for the fun of it)... here's a few

    LG BH6-900 http://www.lge.com/experience/global_exhibition/exhibition_kes_2004.jsp
    Sony BDZ-S77 http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/blu-ray/
    Panasonic DMR-E700BD http://www.dvdrecorderworld.com/news/60
    Hitatchi Hi-Vision http://www.t3.co.uk/features/defaul...id=14979&subsectionid=764&subsubsectionid=697
    Sharp BD-HD100 http://www.bluefi.co.uk/news/sharp_bluray_disc_recorder.html
     
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    Am I being an optomist here but is it realistic thes ewill be available at reasonable prices in 2005. The Sharp for example has a release date of Dec 04. There's no way I'm spending £500 on a 2910 if I can get one of these early next year for about the same!
     
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    Unfortunately better formats don't always win HD-DVD is short sighted - limited capacity.
     
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    digisocialist,

    Just to make sure you're aware that all those Blu-ray recorders you listed that have been released over the last 18 months in Japan, are not compatible with future pre-recorded Blu-ray discs (BD ROMs). The final specs have not yet been set yet for Blu-ray or HD DVD.

    Steve
     
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    glad im old enough to see one of these great battles too unlike last time when i was far too young, how long did it take for vhs to kill beta?
     

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