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1. Updates and History

The latest updates, changes and additions to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ.

Aug. 12, 2016
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (updated One-Blue, PREMIER BD, HEVC Advance, Technicolor, OMS, AOT, MONKEYmedia, InMotion, Rovi)
    Update: 16.3 What licensing obligations exist when duplicating and distributing content on writable BD discs? (updated link)
    Update: 16.4 What licensing obligations exist when replicating and distributing content on prerecorded BD discs? (updated link)

Aug. 21, 2015
    19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for? (additions)

Aug. 19, 2015
    Update: 4.10 What are BD-Video, BD-Live, Blu-ray 3D and Ultra HD profiles? (added profile 6)
    Update: 4.14 Can all BD players display BD-J content? (added Ultra HD Blu-ray)
    Update: 8.1 How fast are BD discs written and read? (updates, added Ultra HD Blu-ray)

Aug. 17, 2015
    Update: 3.3 What is the Blu-ray Disc Association? (updates)
    Update: 3.4 What are some notable milestones in the life of BD?  (added BDXL, Ultra HD Blu-ray)
    Update: 4.6 What is the BD-ROM AV format? (added HEVC)
    Update: 5.3 What is HDCP? (added HDCP 2.2)
    Update: 7.2 What issues are raised when playing commercial BD movies over analog and digital video connections? (additions)
    Update: 7.3 What is HDMI? (updates, added HDMI 2.0)
    Update: 8.1 How fast are BD discs written and read? (updates, additions)
    Update: 9.1 What capacities of BD discs are available? (updates, additions)
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (updates, additions)
    Update: 13.3 What is the best way to handle and store a BD disc? (updates, additions)
    Update: 16.1 Who owns the name Blu-ray Disc and its logo? (added Ultra HD Blu-ray)
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (additions, added HEVC)
    Update: 18.6.5 Disc Longevity, Storage, and Handling (updates, additions)
    Update: 18.6.13 License Agreements, Identification and Logo Guidelines (updates, additions)
    Update: 18.7 Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations (updates, additions)
    Update: 19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for? (updates, additions)

Mar. 5, 2014  
    Update: 13.1 How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten? (updates, additions)
    Update: 13.3 What is the best way to handle and store a BD disc? (updates, additions)

Feb. 27, 2014  
    Update: 14.1 How is a BD-ROM disc constructed? (updates, additions)
    Update: 14.2 How is a BD-R disc constructed? (updates, added LTH and BDXL)
    Update: 14.3 How is a BD-RE disc constructed? (updates, added BDXL)
    Update: 18.1 Articles and Columns (updates, additions)

Feb. 14, 2014  
    Update: 3.1 What is Blu-ray Disc? (added BDXL, updates)
    Update: 18.3 Technical and White Papers (additions and updates)
    Update: 18.6.4 Content Protection (updates)
    Update: 18.6.13 License Agreements, Identification and Logo Guidelines (updates)
    Update: 19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for? (additions)

Feb. 11, 2014  
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (added new media ID codes)
    Update: 18.6.1 Disc Formats (added new standards)
    Update: 18.6.5 Disc Longevity, Storage, and Handling (updates, added new standards)
    Update: 18.7 Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations (updates, added new organizations)
    Update: 18.10 Anti-Piracy Education, Investigation and Compliance Organizations (updates)

Aug. 28, 2012 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (added One-Blue registration logo and label)

Aug. 13, 2012 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (updated AACS)

Aug. 10, 2012 
    Update: 3.3 What is the Blu-ray Disc Association? (updated members)

Aug. 9, 2012 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (added LG grant)
    Update: 18.7 Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations? (updates)

Aug. 6, 2012 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (updated MPEG LA)

Aug. 3, 2012 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (updated One-Blue, One-Red, Philips and Sony)

Aug. 1, 2012 
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (added new media ID codes)
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (updated PREMIER BD)

Mar. 4, 2011 
    Update: 13.1 How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten? (updated ADA-RE)

Feb. 26, 2011 
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (added new media ID codes)
    Update: 19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for? (added ADA-R, ADA-RE)

Aug. 29, 2010 
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (added media ID codes for BD-R XL and BD-RE XL discs)

Aug. 13, 2010 
    Update: 9.3 How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future? (added Sony 204 GB and TDK 400/512 GB prototypes)

July 26, 2010 
    Update: 3.4 What are some notable milestones in the life of BD? (added Sharp BDXL CE recorder)
    Update: 4.6 What is the BD-ROM AV format? (added Blu-ray 3D primary video stream chart)
    Update: 13.1 How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten? (updated BD-RE XL)
    Update: 19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for? (added BD-R XL, BD-RE XL)

July 16, 2010 
    Update: 4.2 What BD formats are available? (added BDXL)
    Update: 9.1 What capacities of BD discs are available? (updated BDXL)
    Update: 9.2 How much information can actually be stored on a BD disc? (updated BDXL)
    Update: 9.3 How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future? (updated BDXL)

July 6, 2010 
    Update: 3.4 What are some notable milestones in the life of BD? (added Blu-ray 3D and BDXL)
    Update: 9.1 What capacities of BD discs are available? (added BDXL)
    Update: 9.2 How much information can actually be stored on a BD disc? (added BDXL)

June 17, 2010 
    Update: 4.1 What specifications govern BD discs? (added BDXL to Figure 4.1)

June 12, 2010 
    Update: 4.14 Can all BD players display BD-J content?
    Update: 18.7 Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations

May 29, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: 17.20 How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    Update: 18.7 Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations

May 1, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?

April 25, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?

April 24, 2010 
    Update: 4.10 What are BD-Video, BD-Live and Blu-ray 3D profiles? (PiP 2D)

April 21, 2010 
    Update: 4.6 What is the BD-ROM AV format? (added secondary video stream chart)

April 20, 2010 
    Update: 4.6 What is the BD-ROM AV format? (corrected and tweaked primary video stream chart)

April 12, 2010 
    New question: 10.13 Are Blu-ray 3D discs compatible with all types of BD players?
    Update: 16.1 Who owns the name Blu-ray Disc and its logo? (added BDXL)

April 5, 2010 
    Update: 9.3 How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future? (added BDXL)

April 1, 2010 
    Update: 4.3 What are hybrid discs?
    Update: 8.1 How fast are BD discs written and read? (added Blu-ray 3D)

March 30, 2010 
    Update: 4.10 What are BD-Video, BD-Live and Blu-ray 3D profiles? (added profile 5)
    Update: 19.1 What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for?

March 26, 2010 
    Update: 16.2 Who claims and who administers BD patent rights? (added BD4C)
    Update: 17.12 What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?

March 25, 2010 
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture? (added new LTH discs)
    Update: 17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: 17.12 What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs? (added new manufacturers)
    Update: 17.15 How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: 17.17 How much does BD computer video player software cost?

February 13, 2010 
    Update: 17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: 17.11 How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: 17.15 How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: 17.20 How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?

January 26, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders? (new firmware for Pioneer BDR-203, BDR-205, etc.)
    Update: 16.1 Who owns the name Blu-ray Disc and its logo? (added Blu-ray 3D)
    Update: 17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: 18.6.13 License Agreements, Identification and Logo Guidelines (added Blu-ray 3D guide)

January 18, 2010 
    Update: 17.3 How much do consumer electronics BD players cost? (new models from CES 2010)

January 16, 2010 
    Update: 17.15 How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost? (new models from CES 2010)

January 14, 2010 
    Update: 17.22 How much do TV/BD player combos cost? (new models from CES 2010)
    Update: 17.23 How much do portable BD players cost? (new models from CES 2010)

January 5, 2010 
    Update: 4.1 What specifications govern BD discs? (updated figure 4.1 to include 3D)

January 3, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?

January 2, 2010 
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: 17.4 How much do BD computer recorders cost?

December 22, 2009
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: 17.4 How much do BD computer recorders cost?

December 17, 2009
    Update: 10.5 Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: 17.11 How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?

December 14, 2009
    Update: 10.11 What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?

December 7, 2009
    The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ has moved to its new home at Hugh’s News!
    Added new sections.
    Changed section Roman numerals and question lettering to Arabic numerals.

 


EmediaLive History

Date    Description
Nov. 11, 2009    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
Nov. 8, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Nov. 1, 2009    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: X: d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Oct. 23, 2009    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: II. k. How do BD, HD DVD and DVD video formats and player requirements compare?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
Oct. 18, 2009    Update: VI. l. Are HD DVD and BD compatible with each other?
    Update: VIII. c. What is HDMI?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
Oct. 9, 2009    New question: IX. 1. How much do BD professional video recorders cost?
    Update: I. d. What are some notable milestones in the life of BD?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: II. i. What is a BD9 disc?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
Oct. 2, 2009    Update: II. d. What file systems are used on BD discs?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: XII. a. What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for?
Sept. 28, 2009    Update: III. a. How fast are BD discs written and read?
    Update: III. c. How much time does it take to write a BD-R and BD-RE disc?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: IX. v. How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
Sept. 18, 2009    Update: III. a. How fast are BD discs written and read?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: VII. a. How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
Sept. 11, 2009    Update: I. d. What are some notable milestones in the life of BD?
    Update: VII. a. How many times can a BD-RE disc be rewritten?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
Sept. 4, 2009    Update: VI. g. What type of computer software is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Aug. 27, 2009    Update: VIII. c. What is HDMI?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. h. How much do BD game consoles cost?
    Update: IX. i. How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
Aug. 20, 2009    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Aug. 13, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: VIII. c. What is HDMI?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Aug. 6, 2009    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
July 30, 2009    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
July 22, 2009    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
July 15, 2009    New question: e. Can writable BD discs recorded at different speeds be read back at any speed?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    Update: IX. u. How much do BD data storage and archiving jukeboxes cost?
July 9, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
July 2, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
June 25, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
    Update: IX. x. How much do BD Network-Attached Storage devices cost?
    Update: IX. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
June 18, 2009    New question: IX. z. What companies offer BD quality assurance and quality control services?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
June 11, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: IX. v. How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
    Update: IX. w. How much do portable BD players cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
May 20, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
May 13, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: IX. v. How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
    Update: IX. w. How much do portable BD players cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
May 4, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. y. How much do BD audio encoders cost?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
Apr. 16, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Apr. 9, 2009    New question: II. n. Can all BD players display BD-J content?
    New question: II. o. How long does it take a BD player to load and execute BD-J content?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Apr. 3, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Mar. 26, 2009    Update: I. c. What is the Blu-ray Disc Association?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
Mar. 19, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: XI. h. BD-J/BD-Live Developer Communities and Organizations
Feb. 19, 2009    New section: XII. Glossary, Acronyms, Abbreviations and Units of Measure
    New question: XII. a. What do common BD and related acronyms and abbreviations stand for?
Feb. 14, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
Feb. 6, 2009    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
Jan. 30, 2009    Update: III. c. How much time does it take to write a BD-R and BD-RE disc?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Jan. 22, 2009    Update: I. c. What is the Blu-ray Disc Association?
    Update: III. b. What rotational schemes do BD discs employ?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM and BD Combo drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
    Update: XI. h. BD-J/BD-Live Developer Communities and Organizations
Jan. 15, 2009    New question: IX. x. How much do BD Network-Attached Storage devices cost?
    New question: IX. y. How much do BD audio encoders cost?
    Update:: VIII. b. What issues are raised when playing commercial BD movies over analog and digital video connections?
    Update: VIII. c. What is HDMI?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
Jan. 9, 2009    New question: IX. v. How much do TV/BD player combos cost?
    New question: IX. w. How much do portable BD players cost?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box and Sound Bars cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Dec. 30, 2008    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
Dec. 18, 2008    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX: e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
Dec. 10, 2008    Update: IV. c. How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
Dec. 2, 2008    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
Nov. 20, 2008    Update: II. a. What specifications govern BD discs?
    Update: II. e. What is the BD-R/RE AV format?
    Update: V. d. What is the purpose of the hard coat on a BD disc?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. n. How much do BD camcorders cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Nov. 13, 2008    New question: V. e. What are the weights and physical dimensions of BD discs?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: VII. c. What is the best way to handle and store a BD disc?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Nov. 5, 2008    New question: I. d. What are some notable milestones in the life of BD?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Updaet: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
Oct. 24, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Oct. 17, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Oct. 9, 2008    New question: 0. How do I know when the BD FAQ has been updated?
    New question: f. What licensing obligations exist when replicating and distributing content on prerecorded BD discs?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
Oct. 2, 2008    New question: II. m. What is the directory structure of a BD-R/RE AV disc?
    New question: X. e. What licensing obligations exist when duplicating and distributing content on writable BD discs?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: II. l. What is the directory structure of a BD-ROM AV disc?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Sept 25, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: III. c. How much time does it take to write a BD-R and BD-RE disc?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
Sept. 18, 2008    Update: II. d. What file systems are used on BD discs?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Sept. 11, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Sept. 4, 2008    New question: II. l. What is the directory structure of a BD-ROM AV disc?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Updaet: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
Aug. 27, 2008    New question: I. c. What is the Blu-ray Disc Association?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IV. c. How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: IX. a. What companies create and support BD formats?
    Update: IX. . b. What movie and music studios support BD?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: X. c. Who owns the name Blu-ray Disc and its logo?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Aug. 21, 2008    New question: XI. i. Anti-Piracy Education, Investigation and Compliance Organizations
    Update: II. a. What specifications govern BD discs?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. h. BD-J/BD-Live Developer Communities and Organizations
Aug. 15, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. n. How much do BD camcorders cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
July 18, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: III. c. How much time does it take to write a BD-R and BD-RE disc?
    Updaet: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
July 10, 2008    New question: IX. t. How much do BD disc changers and home entertainment servers cost?
    New question IX. u. How much do BD data storage and archiving jukeboxes cost?
    Update: III. c. How much time does it take to write a BD-R and BD-RE disc?
    Update: VII. b. How long will data on a BD disc remain readable?
    Update: VII. c. What is the best way to handle and store a BD disc?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. i. How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
July 3, 2008    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
June 26, 2008    New question: VII. c. What is the best way to handle and store a BD disc?
    New question: IX. s. How much do BD video encoders and transcoders cost?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
June 19, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. g. How much do blank BD discs cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
June 12, 2008    New question: IX. r. How much do computers equipped with BD drives cost?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IX. a. What companies create and support BD formats?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
June 5, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Updaet: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
May 29, 2008    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
May 22, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
May 15, 2008    New question: X. d. Who claims and who administers BD patent rights?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
May 9, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
May 1, 2008    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles, Columns, and Reviews
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
Apr. 24, 2008    Update: I. a. What is Blu-ray Disc?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: X. a. What is Regional Playback Control?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Apr. 17, 2008    New question: X. b. Does Regional Playback Control apply to DVD-Video discs viewed on BD players?
    New question: X. c. Who owns the name Blu-ray Disc and its logo?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: V. c. How is a BD-RE disc constructed?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Apr. 8, 2008    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
Mar. 20, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
Mar. 7, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Feb. 29, 2008    New question: II. k. How do BD, HD DVD and DVD video formats and player requirements compare?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
Feb. 22, 2008    New question: IX. q. How much does BD computer video player software cost?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. i. How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
    Update: XI. g. High-Definition and Digital Television Information
Jan. 30, 2008    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
Jan. 18, 2008    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
Jan. 8, 2008    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
Dec. 27, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX. h. How much do BD game consoles cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Nov. 30, 2007    New question: VI. l. Are HD DVD and BD compatible with each other?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. n. How much do BD camcorders cost?
Nov. 10, 2007    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
Nov. 2, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Oct. 12, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: II. g. What is a Total Hi Def disc?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Sept. 21, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Sept. 14, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IX. a. What companies create and support BD formats?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
Sept. 7, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: IX. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. b. What movie and music studios support BD?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
Aug. 27, 2007    New question: IX. p. How much does BD video authoring software cost?
    Update: IX. b. What movie and music studios support BD?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
Aug. 9, 2007    New question: IX. n. How much do BD camcorders cost?
    New question: IX. o. How much do BD Home Theaters in a Box cost?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
July 25, 2007    Update II. a. What specifications govern BD discs?
    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. a. What companies create and support BD formats?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: X: a. What is Regional Playback Control?
    Update: XI: c. Presentations
July 12, 2007    New question: IX. m. What companies provide BD testing and verification services?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: X. a. What is Regional Playback Control?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
July 9, 2007    New question: XI. h. Developer Organizations
    Update: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
June 20, 2007    New question: VI. k. What firmware updates are available for BD players, drives and recorders?
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
June 6, 2007    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
May 24, 2007    Update: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VIII. c. What is HDMI?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. g. How much do blank BD discs cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Apr. 17, 2007    New question: VI. f. What computer operating system is required to play BD movies?
    New question: VI. g. What type of computer software is required to play BD movies?
    New question: VI. h. How much computer system memory is required to play BD movies?
    New question: VI. i. What type of computer CPU is required to play BD movies?
    New question: VI. j. What type of graphics card is required to play BD movies?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
Apr. 5, 2007    Update: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    Update: VIII. d. What is HDCP?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. i. How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles and Columns
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
    Update: XI. f. Licensing, Specifications, and Standards Organizations
Feb. 24, 2007    New question: II. i. What is a BD9 disc?
    New question: II. j. What are BD-Video and BD-Live profiles?
    Update: I. b. Why the name Blu-ray Disc?
    Update: IX. e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Feb. 16, 2007    New question: II. h. Are double-sided BD and BD/DVD Combo discs available?
    New question: IX. l. What companies manufacture BD-ROM discs?
    Update: I. a. What is Blu-ray Disc?
    Update: I. b. Why the name Blu-ray Disc?
    Update: II. b. What BD formats are available?
    Update: XI. a. Articles and Columns
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI: e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
    Update: IX: c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX: d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX: f.  How much do commercial BD movie titles cost?
    Update: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
Jan. 20, 2007    New question: II. g. What is a Total Hi Def disc?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    Update: XI. a. Articles and Columns
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
Jan. 9, 2007    New question: VI. e. Does a writable BD disc contain information about its manufacture?
    New question: VI. d. Can all BD-R recorders write BD-R discs in all recording modes?
    New question: VI. c. Can all BD recorders write single and dual-layer BD discs?
    New question: IX. k. How much do BD-ROM drives cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. h. How much do BD game consoles cost?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: II. f. What is the BD-ROM AV format?
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
Oct. 14, 2006    New question: IX. i. How much do BD duplication and publishing systems cost?
    New question: IX. j. How much do printable BD-R discs cost?
    New question: IV. c. How far might BD disc capacity increase in the future?
    Update: X: a. What is Regional Playback Control?
    Update: IX: e. How much do BD consumer electronics recorders cost?
    Update: IX: a. What companies create and support BD formats?
    Update: III: a. How fast are BD discs written and read?
    Update: VIII: c. What is HDMI?
    Update: XI. a. Articles and Columns
    Update: XI. b. Technical and White Papers
    Update: XI. c. Presentations
    Update: XI. e. Specifications, Standards, and Government Regulations
Aug. 28, 2006    New section: 0. FAQ Updates
    New section: X. Copying Deterrents and Content Protection
    New question: X. a. What is Regional Playback Control?
    New question: IX. h. How much do BD game consoles cost?
    Update: IX. c. How much do consumer electronics BD players cost?
    Update: IX. d. How much do BD computer recorders cost?
    Update: IX. f.  How much do commercial BD movie titles cost?
    Update: IX. g. How much do blank BD discs cost?
June 6, 2006    Initial release


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