Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Is Rolling Out First New Windows 10 Preview Build
Yahoo Reports High Revenue and Profit
New Samsung Galaxy S5 'Plus' Released With Faster Processor
Google, Facebook And Comcast Spend The Most On Lobbying
Google Play Music App To Follow Your Mood
Login To Google Using A USB Security Key
Toshiba Debuts New 2-in-1 Convertible PC with a 360-Degree Design
Acer Leads The Growing Chromebook Market
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > Optical Storage > CEATEC:...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 02, 2002
CEATEC: Blue-laser disc format prototypes unveiled


Many of the companies behind the Blu-ray Disc optical video disc format unveiled prototype players while Toshiba Corp. gave the first public demonstration of its competing format here Tuesday on the first day of the Ceatec 2002 exhibition.

The two formats, which are both still in the design stage, are based on blue lasers which allow the discs to hold several times more data than DVD discs -- up to 27G bytes per layer in the case of Blu-ray and 20G bytes per layer for Toshiba's Advanced Optical Disc (AOD).

Both formats are already battling for the title of successor to DVD Video in the consumer electronics space and technology from their development is expected to play an important part in future optical disc formats targeted at computer use.

Blu-ray was announced in February this year by a group of companies headed by Sony Corp. and grew out of work the company was doing with Pioneer Corp. on DVR Blue, a blue laser-based system project unveiled at Ceatec in 2000.

Among the companies showing prototypes of Blu-ray recorders at Ceatec was Victor Co. of Japan (JVC) -- a surprise because the company was absent from the nine-member group that established the format. Other prototypes were on display from consortium members including Sony Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Panasonic), Sharp Corp. and Pioneer Electronics Corp.

The recorders looked impressive. However, they are still far from completion and many were displayed in a way that hid large component boards typical of such prototype devices.

Alongside the players, the companies were also showing media for the format. There are three capacities of Blu-ray media: 23.3G bytes, 25G bytes and 27G bytes, each of which are single-layer discs. Double-layer discs, with double the capacity, are also specified.

While stressing that commercial plans for the format have yet to be decided, representatives of both Sony and Matsushita at Ceatec said their companies hope the media will cost around ¥5,000 (US$42) per disc when they go on sale.

Toshiba Corp., which is one of the few major consumer electronics companies not behind the Blu-ray format, unveiled in public for the first time a prototype of its new Advanced Optical Disc (AOD).

The AOD is being developed by Toshiba and NEC Corp. and has the ability to store around 20G bytes of data on a single layer recordable disc and 15G bytes of data on a single layer prerecorded disc, said Naoki Morishita, a specialist at Toshiba's optical disc development department.

Its announcement, made in August this year, set the stage for a format battle between AOD and Blu-ray.

Toshiba proposed AOD to the DVD Forum, which it chairs, as a next generation successor to DVD Video, but the Blu-ray group has not approached the DVD Forum. The Blu-ray group maintains its format is a new generation system and should not fall under the DVD Forum's auspices.

Based on the prototypes on display at Ceatec 2002, it is still too early to tell which format has the edge although the sheer number of Blu-ray prototype players make that format difficult to ignore.


Previous
Next
Deciphering DVD 'Code' Game        All News        Deciphering DVD 'Code' Game
Deciphering DVD 'Code' Game     Optical Storage News      Deciphering DVD 'Code' Game

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Pioneer Introduces New High-end Blu-ray Players At CEDIA
Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
Blu-ray Disc Format Moving From Consumers To Professionals
Pioneer BDP-170 Blu-ray Disc Player Comes With Wi-Fi, Miracast And Youtube Connectivity
Sony And Panasonic Create New "Archival Disc" 300GB Optical Disc Standard
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Preferred Sources of Video Content
TOSHIBA 2014 Symbio Streaming And Disc Players Coming in Q1
Samsung Says 4K Content Will Be Distributed In 125GB Blu-ray Disks
Blu-ray Closes Gap with DVD in Revenue Generation for Video Releases

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .