Tomorrow Blu-ray Disc technology will begin licensing the new DVD technology to a bunch of manufacturers including Hitachi, LG Electronics, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pioneer, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp and Sony.
Blu-ray Disc technology allows for 27GB storage capacities on a single-sided 12cm disc whereas DVDs hold only 4.7GB of data - Mmm.. 27 gigabytes of data on a 2mm thick disc!
Blu-ray technology uses a short-wavelength blue-violet laser instead of the red lasers in current optical drives to read data off discs. The higher-capacity Blu-ray discs will enable the recording of high-definition broadcasts, which offer better picture quality than the more broadly available TV broadcasts.More information @ C|NET News.com
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