Blu-Ray / HD-DVD

Introduced: 2003-04-10

Description: DVD like disk from Sony / Philips with recordning capabilities. Holds up to 27 GB on a one sided, one layered 12cm disk. Will also be available in other sizes and formats. Hybrid discs, combining DVD and Blu-Ray will also be released. Second generation Blu-ray with 50 GB capacity and 22 MB/s transfer rate planned. Third generation products are said to double those figures again. Consumer products based on Blu-ray appear in 2006.
HD-DVD is the competing standard from NEC / Toshiba which was selected by DVD Forum as the next DVD version

Type: Technologies [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Released

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2006-10-24 Sony delays its own Blu-ray player: <b>SONY HAS</b> delayed the release of its first Blu-ray disk player until December. The Inquirer [rm]

2006-09-05 Toshiba to Launch HD-DVD Player for Europe in November:  The battle between HD-DVD and Blu-ray continues to heat up DailyTech [rm]

2006-09-01 Interest in high-definition DVDs plummets: HOLLYWOOD IS GETTING jittery that people are ignoring the new high-definition formats in droves. The Inquirer [rm]

2006-08-25 Update: Microsoft Intentionally Cripples HD DVD, Blu-ray Support in Vista 32-bit:  If you don't have a 64-bit processor, don't bother DailyTech [rm]

2006-08-11 DVD battle will end in stalemate: ANY FORMAT war between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray will end in a draw, according to a report prepared by Screen Digest. The Inquirer [rm]

2006-08-11 First Sony Blu-Ray Recorder Won't Play Protected Blu-Ray Movies:  Sony's first Blu-Ray disk drive won't be able to play protected movies released on the Blu-Ray format DailyTech [rm]

2006-07-07 Print Screen button enables HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc duplication: Recipe for RSI? HD DVD movies can be copied, and all it takes is the presses of a single button on any PC's keyboard. Well, lots of presses. Lots and lots of... The Register [rm]

2006-07-05 TDK Reveals Blu-ray Media Rated at 6X Write Speeds:  TDK takes Blu-ray to 3 times the current media speed DailyTech [rm]

2006-06-21 Samsung confirms Blu-ray, HD-DVD combo plans The Inquirer [rm]

2006-06-21 Sony Ships 7 Blu-ray Titles:  Finally Blu-ray spawns some life DailyTech [rm]

2006-06-21 RiDATA One of the First to Bring HD DVD-R to US:  With HD DVD writers will come a variety of media DailyTech [rm]

2006-06-13 Samsung on schedule for Blu-ray as Sony and Pioneer slip: With the Blu-ray launch day only weeks away, two of the three players are delayed until the fall. Samsung will still launch on June 25, however, making them the first to market wi... Ars Technica [rm]

2006-06-12 Sony wavers over Blu-ray intro The Inquirer [rm]

2006-06-11 Verbatim Announces HD DVD-R, 2X BD-R:  HD DVD-Rs, followed by 2X BD-R on the way DailyTech [rm]

2006-06-08 Want a 20-inch HD-DVD laptop? The Inquirer [rm]

2006-05-18 Pioneer Blu-Ray PC Recorder Now For Sale:  $1000 burning a hole in your pocket? DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-15 SonyStyle Cananda Slips Blu-ray VAIO Details:  Sony extends its Blu-ray reach to notebooks DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-10 XBOX 360 HD-DVD Up Close and Personal:  Microsoft's upcoming accessory gets a sneak peak DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-08 Microsoft announces HD DVD on Xbox 360: More details have emerged about the planned HD DVD add-on for the Xbox 360, and Microsoft is starting to ramp up the hype machine. Will marketing win the next-gen optical disc format war? Ars Technica [rm]

2006-05-04 Blu-ray Content Release Delayed, Again:  Sony Pictures will push Blu-ray content launch back for a side-by-side launch with Blu-ray capable hardware DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-04 Sony delays Blu-ray Disc movie launch: First titles out in June, not May The Register [rm]

2006-05-03 TDK Details 200GB Blu-Ray Disc: TDK Increases Per-Layer Capacity of Blu-Ray Xbit Labs [rm]

2006-05-02 Sony's PS3 Push Will Come More from Blu-ray than from Gaming:  Wedbush Morgan Securities believes that Blu-ray on the PS3 is more important than gaming DailyTech [rm]

2006-05-02 Sony more interested in Blu-Ray than console war The Inquirer [rm]

2006-04-18 HD-DVDs trickle out The Inquirer [rm]

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