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Archive of posts tagged DVD+RW Alliance

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 [...]

18X DVD Recording – Why Bother?

Good grief. Just when recordable DVD hits the accepted speed limit we find a couple of joyriders stepping on the gas. Manufacturers already have tremendous difficulty delivering consistent and compatible lower-speed products and we know that next generation Blu-ray is due out in the spring. 18X DVD Recording – Why Bother? Hugh Bennett EMedialive, November [...]

Dual-Layer or Double Trouble?

After consumers have begun to make some sense out of writable DVD formats, along comes more confusion. Dual-layer recordable technology is promoted as a significant advance, but where does it fit in the real world?

Multi-Family DVD Recorders – A Cop Out

“At the fork in the road — take it.” This classic Yogi Berra malapropism best explains manufacturers’ approach in introducing DVD recorders to write not only DVD+R and DVD+RW discs, but also rival DVD-R and DVD-RW formats.