Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price. Pax Optical Hugh Bennett EMedialive, Apr 3, 2007 “I came not to bring [...]
At a flashy press conference a month ago to promote its new Total Hi Def Disc, Warner Home Video invoked the heroic image of Superman rescuing a crashing airliner. Expected later this year, Total Hi Def disc (THD) will combine HD DVD on one side and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on the other side, thus delivering [...]
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, [...]
As Blu-ray Disc’s (BD) entrance draws near, I’m increasingly asked about its writable formats. How long will it take to record a BD disc? How much will its writing speeds increase in the future? How quickly will it get there? And, frankly, is there a way for the industry to avoid past problems and intelligently [...]
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 [...]
Question: What do you get when you cross a data backup system with an automated optical disc duplicator? Answer: A “backulator!”
The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) released its year-end 2010 home entertainment report at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. announced plans to develop an implementation licensing program in China and that the company is working with Nationalchip to offer chip designs that support Dolby Digital Plus.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP announced that it continues to pursue evidence in a nationwide class action lawsuit accusing large manufacturers of optical disc drives used in CD, DVD and Blu-ray players of price fixing. According to the statement, the civil suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in California (April 6, 2010, docket [...]
StarBurn Software Ltd. announced its spin-off from Rocket Division Ltd. after securing its first round of investor funding.