Sunday, February 20, 2005

Blu-ray Is Around the Corner

Blu-ray can store over 2 hours of HDTV on a 25GB disc and about 13 hours of standard-definition television (SDTV) on a 25GB disc. A dual layer Blu-ray disc or BD-ROM can hold 50GB. Today's DVD can hold 4.7GB of data or about 30 minutes of HDTV.

A Blu-ray player should be able to read a BD at up to 54Mbps. Videophiles should take notice. Some pre-recorded HDTV movies under the DVHS D-Theater format are clocked in at 28Mbps. We should see pre-recorded HDTV BDs by early 2006. We should see BD burners/players by the end of 2005.


At 6:22 PM, Blogger hmurchison said...

What about HD-DVD? Face it we movie lovers are going to need both formats sadly. I can't live without my HD LotR or Harry Potter series.


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