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Blue laser DVD format gets green light

Blue laser DVD format gets green light news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages.

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Cameron Wilmot
Published Sat, Feb 15 2003 11:37 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
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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