Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Toshiba and Western Digital Reach Settlement, Agree to Strengthen Flash Memory Collaboration
Twitter Makes It Easier For Users to Create Threads
Tsinghua to Invest in China-based Lite-On Storage Plant
Facebook to Book Advertising Revenue Locally Following Pressure
New Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Provides Amped-Up Connected Gaming
Nintendo Says Switch Sells 10 Million Worldwide
Toshiba Unveils Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products for Automotive Applications
FCC to Hand Over Internet Oversight to FTC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > First H...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 08, 2006
First HD DVD-R and RW Media by Hitachi and Mitsubishi


Mitsubishi Chemicals and Hitachi Maxell have announced the release dates of the first HD DVD-R (recordable) and HD DVD-RW (Re-recordable) media, as well as the availability of BD-R and BD-RE discs.

Mitsubishi's single layer HD DVD-R (15GB) will be available on the Japanese market in the 5th of July. The company also announced that it will ship the first dual-layer HD DVD-R media (30GB) by the end of the year, where the first HD DVD recorders are expected to reach the market.

The first HD DVD-RW media are expected to follow the standardization of the format. Currently, the DVD forum has developed the specifications for single layer HD DVD-RW (Ver.0.9) as well as for dual layer HD DVD-RW media (Ver.1.9). The specifications are expected to be finalized (Ver.1.0 SL and Ver.2.0 DL) as soon as the ongoing round robin test is finished.





MKM leveraged its proven Azo technology to develop a new recording dye specifically designed for HD DVD-R. The new recording dye promises compatibility, features a high recording sensitivity plus the wider power margin of the new recording layer ensure a low error rate, read Stability and resistance to sunlight and heat.

The recording characteristics of Verbatim HD DVD-R discs are further enhanced by the disc's physical attributes. Features such as a uniform groove shape, consistent substrate thickness and flatness of the disc have been proven to optimize the performance and longevity of media. These characteristics are achieved using a new mastering process, ultra precise molding technology and advanced bonding techniques developed by MKM. To achieve the narrow track pitch of the HD DVD format, MKM also developed a stamper with a precise groove shape that could not have been achieved with existing techniques.

Mitsubishi also announced the availability of its BD-R and BD-RE single layer (25GB) media, which can be recorded at 2x. The BD media is produced at MKM?s optical disc manufacturing facility in Mizushima, Japan. The Mizushima factory is known for its expertise in producing 30GB Ultra Density Optical (UDO) discs. The UDO media, which is also based on blue laser technology, is widely used in mission-critical optical libraries for legal, financial, healthcare and government applications.

The BD discs have the added protection of a proprietary hard-coat finish. Similar to the surface coating technology found in touch panel displays and scratch-resistant eyeglass lenses, the hybrid organic/inorganic coating technology developed by MKM protects the recording layer without warping the disc.

Later this Fall, the company plans to start selling 50GB dual layer BD-R /RE media, although this statement looks quite optimistic considering the progress in the development of multi-layer Blu-ray technologies.

Mitsubishi has not disclosed pricing details for the new discs.

Another Japanese media manufacturer, Hitachi Maxell, announced the launch of new single layer BD-R and BD-RE media for July, priced at about 2,000 yen ($17,7) and 2,500 yen ($22), respectively. The company also said that dual layer BD-R and BD-RE media are scheduled for Autumn.

The BD-R discs conform to the Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Version 1 standard for 2x recording, while the BD-RE is following the Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format Version 2 standard requirements. Both BD-R/RE media use inorganic recording layers.



Hitachi Maxell will also release HD DVD-R (15GB) this July, priced at 2,000 yen. The discs are AACS compliant and are able to hold 75 minutes of high definition video content. The use a special organic dye and can be burned at 1x. Availability of dual-layer HD DVD-R as well as single layer HD DVD-RW media is scheduled for autumn.


Previous
Next
Samsung Claims VGA Resolution on Celphones        All News        Mushkin Announces EM2-6400 DDR2 memory module
Taiwan CD-R disc Makers Fight Philips' Veeza     Optical Storage News      Primera and Taiyo Yuden Announce World's First, Glossy Water-Resistant Media

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New Pioneer BDR-XD07 External Blu-ray Burners Connect Directly to Android Smartphones
LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Supports Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, Hi-Res Audio, Streaming and Dolby Atmos
One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Products
Panasonic DMP-UB30 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Debuts in Japan
AACS 2.0 Could Be Cracked As 4K UHD Blu-Ray Torrent File Appears Online
One-Blue Calls For Ultra HD Blu-ray Patents
Pioneer BDR-211UBK BD Writer With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Support Launches In The U.S
Pioneer BDR-XD06J-UHD Is The First Portable UHD BD PC Drive
Sony Unveils Pricing And Availability Of 2017 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs And Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK BDR-S11J-X Ultra HD Blu-ray Burners Coming Next Month
BDA: UHD Blu-ray Discs And Players Post Sold Well In 2016
LG Unveils Dolby Vision-capable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .