Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung And Apple See Their Smartphone Market Shares Plunging
Twitter Says Its User base Increased
Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Brings Cortana To New Markets
Facebook to Shut Down Gifts Service
Netflix To Pay AT&T For Smooth Video Delivery
Lite-On To Showcase New Enterprise Storage Solutions
Sharp Develops Brighter LED for LCD Backlights
Microsoft Releases The Sharks Cove, A Raspberry Pi Alternative
Active Discussions
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
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sony un...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Sony unveils Blu-ray Disc optical disk recorder-player


Sony Corp said Monday it will start marketing on April 10 an ultra-large-memory Blu-ray Disc video recorder-player combining optical disk and blue laser technologies. The Blu-ray Disc, an optical disk-based video recording technology, provides 23 gigabyte storage memory capacity — five times that of DVD.

Compared with CD or DVD systems based on red lasers, the Blu-ray uses blue lasers that, because of their shorter wavelength, require much less space to store each bit of information.

Sony is the world's first manufacturer to release a recorder-player based on the Blu-ray Disc format.

The Sony recorder-player, codenamed "BDZ-S77," will sell for 450,000 yen. It comes with a BS digital decoder for receiving digital video signals beamed from broadcasting satellites.

The Blu-ray Disc technology provides a consumer format for recording of high-definition digital television and each disk can hold around two hours of such content.

In the event that the technology is used to record conventional TV programs beamed from terrestrial TV broadcasting stations, each disk can hold up to 12 hours of such content. The Sony recorder-player also can play back DVD and CD.

In tandem with the April release of the recorder-player, Sony will put on the market Blu-ray recording disks that will carry a retail price of 3,500 yen per disk.

The new format was devised by an alliance of nine giant makers, including Sony, Pioneer Corp, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Sharp Corp, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Thomson Multimedia and Koninklijke Philips Electronics.

The rival camp of Toshiba Corp and NEC Corp has proposed a different set of specifications for blue laser-based electronics equipment.

Sony is keen on wielding strong influence in the world's market by releasing the new player-recorder preemptively.

But some other manufacturers say they will sit on the fence for the time being to examine the reactions of global consumers to a series of products from the two rival camps before committing their developmental resources to a specific camp.


Previous
Next
DaTARIUS acquires aeco Ltd        All News        DaTARIUS acquires aeco Ltd
DaTARIUS acquires aeco Ltd     Optical Storage News      DaTARIUS acquires aeco Ltd

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Settles 2011 PSN Hacking Case
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked
Sony Invests in Image Sensor Production
Sony Failed To Pay Web Hosting Bills
New Sony Software Upgrade For Xperia T2 Ultra
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Comes Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network
Sony Launches The Xperia C3 For Selfies
Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire Hazards
VAIO Computers Return To The Japanese Market
Sony and Vue Entertainment To Offer First live 4K Streamings of FIFA World Cup Matches
Sony Pictures Television To Buy CSC Media Group
Sony Releases New Portable Gadgets

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 .