Saturday, March 28, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Lists Windows 10-Compatible Phones
Intel in Talks to buy Altera: report
MediaTek Releases New High-end Smartphone Helio SoC
Google To Get Into The Operating Room
Data Requests To Microsoft Decreased
Google Defeated in English Court - Decision Opens Door for Litigation by Millions of British Apple Users
LG G4 Smartphone Coming Late April
BlackBerry Posts Quarterly Profit
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony un...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 03, 2003
Sony unveils first violet-laser DVD recorder!


According to Reuters, Sony has announced plans to start sales of the world's first DVD recorder that uses a violet laser light source. The recorder will use the format developed by the Blu-Ray consortium, of which Sony is a founder member.

Last December, Sony formed an alliance with Nichia to develop nitride-based semiconductor lasers for the Blu-ray disc recording format, with both companies planning to commence mass production by spring 2003.

Sony's new machine will be available in Japan from mid-April, priced at 450,000 yen (about $3800). Conventional DVD recorders using red lasers are priced at 50,000-70,000 yen ($420-590).

The recorder can pack a two-hour high-definition TV program onto a single Blu-Ray disc. The discs hold up to 23 gigabytes of data and will be priced at 3500 yen ($30) each.

With a small but growing number of households in Japan, the United States and elsewhere now receiving high-definition TV from digital satellite broadcasts, Sony is clearly aiming to gain a head start in this market.

"The market has already been established, and although it's still looking for direction, there will be a growing number of users who want high-definition recording," said Sony spokeswoman Shoko Yanagisawa.

Sony's Blu-ray machine will be able to play red-laser discs using the DVD-R and DVD-RW formats, but not those using the DVD-RAM or DVD+RW formats.

A second industry group led by Toshiba is promoting an alternative to the Blu-Ray format, which it says will be less expensive and more compatible with existing recorders. Toshiba hopes to have a violet-laser recorder on the market in about one year's time.


Previous
Next
VMware v4.0 now supports CD Burning!        All News        VMware v4.0 now supports CD Burning!
VMware v4.0 now supports CD Burning!     Optical Storage News      VMware v4.0 now supports CD Burning!

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Android Lollipop Coming On Xperia Z3 And Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Brings You Cinematic sound With New Sound Bars
Sony Releases New 4K/HD Memory Player
DIGISTOR Releases New Professional Grade Blu-ray Recordable Media
Sony's Project Morpheus Upgraded, Coming in 2016
Blu-ray Players Could Install Malware
MWC: Sony Introduces The New Xperia Z4 and Xperia M4 Aqua Tablets
Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Appears Online With 2K Display
Sony Releases New Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Sony Launches Memory Card For Premium Sound
Sony To Focus On Games, Sensors
Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 Available In March

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .