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Recordable & Rewritable Blu-ray Disc: How Far, How Fast?

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 [...]

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!”

HD Camcorders – Writable Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD

We all know that writable Blu-ray Discs (BD) store a lot more information than HD DVDs. But does it really matter? When it comes to employing them in next-generation high-definition (HD) camcorders, it certainly does.

Writable DVDs for Blu-ray and HD DVD Video

To my mind, seamless evolution requires that, in addition to their own media, BD and HD DVD devices record and play high-definition video (HD) content to and from writable DVD (DVD±R/DL/RW) discs.

DVD±RW DL — D.O.A.?

It would be better if some products never saw the light of day. Certainly, that’s the case with DVD rewritable dual-layer (DL) which is scheduled to appear early next year. Sure, manufacturers promise great things, but why introduce yet another soon-to-be outdated technology to cause more problems for a confused market?