Nero and Philips will demonstrate the new Blu-ray optical disc format at IFA 2005, September 2 through 7 in Berlin, Germany.
Nero 6 Reloaded possesses the ability to record data and video with a blue
laser onto Blu-ray media. Nero ShowTime 2 allows users to play back all
digital recordings including video recorded on Blu-ray discs, movies, TV
programs, home videos, DVD video all with high-quality picture and sound
Using Philips triple writer, Blu-ray Disc drive features in Nero
applications offers a number of advantages, beginning with writing support
for Blu-ray single-layer (25GB), and a new "pseudo-overwrite" method for
BD-R. Nero Burning ROM and Nero Express use the Blu-ray disc features for
data mastering, and InCD uses the Blu-ray disc features for packet
The PC drive utilixes Philips' OPU81 triple-laser optica pick-up unit in
which seperate infra-red, red and blue lasers share the same optical
pathway to provide Blu-Ray disc read/write capabilities as well as
read/write compatibility with DVD and CD.
The high-definition (HD) movie features achieved by using Blu-ray
single-layer media with Nero applications include six hours of HD movie
playback, 11 hours of standard content playback, and Dolby Digital
multichannel surround playback with 40 Mbps maximum bit rate for ultra
high quality. Nero ShowTime 2 supports playback of Blu-ray video discs in
AVC/MPEG-2 high definition.
The Philips display at IFA 2005 will be located in Hall 22, at the Blu-Ray
Disc corner and moreover live demonstrations will be shown at Nero booth
in Hall 1.1, booth 203.