2003-04-10 Blu-Ray / HD-DVD 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