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Archive of posts tagged DVD-RAM

Pioneer Launches BDR-207JBK Blu-ray BDXL Writer

Pioneer Corporation announced that it will begin shipping its new BDR-207JBK Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorder in Japan early in the new year. No word yet on North American availability.

Rescuing the Golden Goose

The immediate question is, will Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders, drives, and players read and write all types of CDs and DVDs? Will they clear the fog of application formats and content-protection measures? In last month’s column, I chastised BD device manufacturers for ducking clear answers to these questions. And surveying the broader situation, we see [...]

Blu-ray Disc and the Meaning of Backwards Compatibility

Change is unsettling. But, like it or not, change is once again upon us—this time with the arrival of next generation Blu-ray Disc (BD). Naturally, consumers and even professionals are apprehensive about this new format but, even so, BD’s promoters are doing an embarrassingly poor job of understanding and answering concerns. For example, manufacturers and [...]

Socrates, Pascal, and Multilayer Blu-ray Discs

Socrates tells us that the unexamined life isn’t worth living. The same can be said for business. With scores of product launches and decades of market experience behind it, the optical storage industry has had ample opportunity for introspection. But, sadly, I see little evidence that past experience has entered the minds of manufacturers who, [...]

Just Scratching the Surface: Writable Optical Disc Protection

Let’s face it — writable CDs and DVDs are tough but they can be damaged. Scratches, scrapes, fingerprints, dust, and just plain crud can play havoc with reading and, especially, with writing. Dealing with these everyday realities in ways that keep discs realistically priced and marketable remains a challenge for product designers. Just Scratching the [...]

Enter the Backulator

Question: What do you get when you cross a data backup system with an automated optical disc duplicator? Answer: A “backulator!”

CD-Erasable: It’s a Wipe Out

Don’t mess with success. That’s a lesson Coca Cola had to learn the hard way. Maybe it’s just me, but I think CD-Recordable (CD-R) is a proven success that should not risk being undermined by CD-Erasable, which is, in my opinion, of questionable advantage and may confuse the established market.

In DVD’s Own Image: DVD-Recordable Technology and Promise

This article was the first serious public look at the technical aspects of and market potential for DVD-Recordable (DVD-R). Some thirteen years later, it’s gratifying to see that DVD-R became, and indeed still remains, a beloved and universal means for enjoying, distributing, storing and archiving just about everything digital.

Samsung Rolls Out Smart Media Hub

Samsung Electronics announced its new SE-208BW smart media hub CD/DVD drive.

Samsung Launches Slim Blu-ray BDXL Writer

Samsung Electronics announced its new SE-506AB slim portable Blu-ray BDXL writer.

Samsung Launches SE-208AB Portable DVD Writer

Samsung Electronics announced its new SE-208AB slim portable DVD writer.

Sony Optiarc Unveils DRX-S90U Portable DVD Writer

Sony Optiarc America announced its new DRX-S90U dual USB bus powered slim portable DVD/CD writer.

Dragon Burn 4.5 Hits Mac App Store

NTI Corporation announced that its new Dragon Burn 4.5 software for recording CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs is now available on the Mac App Store.

Samsung Launches SH-222AB 22x DVD Writer

Samsung Electronics announced its new SH-222AB internal 22x DVD recorder.

Samsung Launches SE-406A Blu-ray Combo Drive

Samsung Electronics announced its new SE-406A slim external Blu-ray combo drive.