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It's official -- there's a new Blu-ray specification called Ultra HD Blu-ray, and just as the name implies, the new spec represents a bump in resolution to 3840x2160, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) announced this week. To go along with the new spec, BDA came up with a new logo to delineate Ultra HD Blu-ray products. Ultra HD Blu-ray is more than just an increase in resolution, though that alone should be a selling point for anyone that's ponied up for a 4K television or monitor. In addition to matching 4K streams in resolution, the Ultra HD Blu-ray format enables delivery of a significantly... Read more...
Remember BDXL? That's the format that the Blu-ray Disc Association was trumpeting during this year's Computex trade show, though 3D Blu-ray seems to have stolen the spotlight since. We doubt that it'll remain that way for too long, though. With multi-media swelling larger and 1080p content become more pervasive, there's a growing need for more storage. Changing formats entirely is usually too much of a system shock for consumers, so the BDA is trying to squeeze more onto less, so to speak. BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity, and while it's not on the market... Read more...
We already knew as much, but today Toshiba has made it extra official: it's joining the Blu-ray camp. For those unaware (yes, all six of you), Toshiba was far and away HD DVD's largest supporter during the format's boom years. After a long, hard-fought battle with Blu-ray that spanned nearly 24 months, HD DVD finally folded after too many studios devoted their attention (and future releases) to the Blu-ray Disc format. Many still wonder why HD DVD fell and Blu-ray won, and even today the Blu-ray adoption level is exceedingly low for a next-generation format. HD DVD was always the cheaper option,... Read more...