The standard definition content of the new hybrid discs
can be replayed on these platforms, while their owners will also be able to enjoy high-definition content from the same source when they purchase HD DVD players in the future.
Both will be able to record and play back most DVD discs
as well as record and play the new Blu-ray Disc
format, making the transition from DVD to Blu-ray Disc
easier for consumers.
The first three DVDPlus(c)/OneDisc(TM) discs
packaged in the Company's new EnXcase will reach retail outlets in the next few days and we anticipate re-orders in the near future.
content descriptions can only be written directly on a disc
by hand with a marker; and artwork can only be printed onto labels and then affixed to the discs
, or printed directly onto discs
with specialized disc
Having multiple companies involved with each step has contributed to process improvements and cost efficiencies that bring the long-term cost of manufacturing BD-ROM discs
in line with current DVD replication costs.
Thanks to the company's field-proven bonding process, Unaxis customers benefit from a state-of- the-art, cost effective production solution for DVD-9 (dual-layer DVD discs
) and single and dual-layer HD DVD discs
Standard DVD-Recordable discs
use a photosensitive organic dye as the data storage medium in their recording layer.
The launch of Blu-ray Disc
is expected to offer consumers a broad selection of movie and broadcast content from Walt Disney Pictures and Television, Miramax, Touchstone, MGM, ESPN and Sony Pictures.
Toshiba and disc
manufacturers will verify compatibility of dual-layer HD DVD-R discs
in round robin testing at the DVD Forum, starting on October 17.
combine patented bumps and a glass-hard polymer coating to significantly reduce the possibility of damage from scratches.
As one of the first products to utilize Blu-ray Disc
technology, the drive significantly increases storage capacity, while reducing the number of discs
currently needed to back up computer hard drives, digital files and applications.
Fully backward compatible, it allows consumers to play their existing DVDs and CDs as well as their Blu-ray Discs
that aren't damaged can go back on the shelf, while damaged discs
can be repaired as necessary.
The Blu-ray Disc
Association (BDA) is responsible for promoting and further developing business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc
-- the next-generation optical disc
for storing high-definition movies, games, photos and other digital content.
is the only recording format with the capacity of 25 GB on a single-layer disc
and 50 GB on a dual layer disc