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First BD / DVD Hybrid Title to Ship in Japan

First BD / DVD Hybrid Title to Ship in Japan

We know that most of you buy both DVD and Blu-ray versions of your optical disc titles (insert sarcasm here). But while JVC developed a combo DVD / Blu-ray format more than two years ago, no titles have been released for it. That's soon to end, with the announcement that Japanese entertainment software developer Pony/Canon will release the first movie title on a hybrid Blu-ray/DVD disc, where else, in Japan in February.

According to CDR-Info, it's a move designed to accelerate adoption of Blu-ray. The first title is the world-famous "Code Blue emergency helicopter doctor Blu-ray BOX."

Typical of a boxed set, it won't be cheap. The 4-disc 534-minute hybrid version will cost 36,540 Yen ($406), while the 7-disc DVD version will cost 23,940 Yen ($266).

The hybrid disc works as follows: the Blu-ray and DVD sections are separated by a film that reflects blue light while it allows the red light to pass through the DVD layer underneath.



The disc itself was produced by Kyodo Television and Infiniti Storage Media. Infiniti Storage Media claims 99% compatibility with existing BD and DVD players.
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That kind of remind me of those VHS & DVD in one that Wallmart used to have like 3 years ago or something like that...

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kid007:

That kind of remind me of those VHS & DVD in one that Wallmart used to have like 3 years ago or something like that...

How did that work?

 

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the dual players.

I think this is a great idea as long as it doesnt raise the price up to much.

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bob_on_the_cob:

the dual players.

I think this is a great idea as long as it doesnt raise the price up to much.

 

Me too, as long as there are no/few compatibility issues.

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I think we're all missing the bigger story here: In Japan, there is a show called "Code Blue emergency helicopter doctor", and it's enormously popular.

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3vi1:

I think we're all missing the bigger story here: In Japan, there is a show called "Code Blue emergency helicopter doctor", and it's enormously popular.

You just made my day.

 

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