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Old 08-08-2007, 08:55 AM
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Well, I assume not right away due to the steep prices that these discs will most likely have, but now they have recordable blu rays. I understand the storage capacity issues and all, but...it just bothers me. Recordable dvds and then Netflix...all I can say is i heard 100's of people talking about "burning and returning." I don't agree with it. Just my take. I bought over 1000 dvds to have the "real" deal...not a fake. And now it will start with blu...

Panasonic introduces world’s first 4x write-once Blu-ray discs



RESELLER WORLD MIDDLE EAST - Wednesday, August 08 2007








Panasonic has announced that it will launch Write-Once Blu-ray Discs (BD-R) with 4x writing speed in the Middle East. Single-layer discs with 25GB capacity (LM-BR25LDE) will be available this month while dual-layer with 50GB capacity (LM-BR50LDE) will be available in September.

In conjunction with the launch of 4x BD drives, the new discs have the capability of 4x speed writing and reading, allowing users to handle large amount of data or High Definition content with greater convenience. Panasonic is the first company to announce the market introduction of 4x BD-R Discs.


“Since introducing the world’s first dual layer 1xBD-RE Disc in 2004, Panasonic has continued to lead the market and develop the Blu-ray Disc technologies to meet the growing demand for high-speed reading and writing of massive volumes of data. The new 4x Discs have the maximum data transfer speed of 144Mbps, which means they can copy a 1GB folder in just one minute, while a DVD-RW(2x data transfer speed) needs 6 minutes,” said Yasuo Kimoto, Product Manager, Panasonic Marketing Middle East.


The high data transfer speed is achieved by the application of new phase-change recording technology which was realized through Panasonic‘s 35-years of experience in Optical Disc development. The result is precise and stable recording even when writing at 4x high speed.


Panasonic succeeded in applying this technology to not only single layer Discs but also to dual layer Discs, allowing users to write massive 50GB data at 4x high-speed without turning over the Disc. With its advanced dual-layer technology, Panasonic, which was the world’s first to launch 50GB BD discs with 2x speed, is now bringing the 4x speed model to market as well for the first time in the industry.


Also, the newly developed recording layer has a wide power margin at any writing speed from 1x to 4x. This enables high quality recording, even if the drive’s laser power fluctuates, resulting in greater overall drive compatibility.


The new Discs offer extremely low error rate thanks to the newly developed film forming technology which minimizes dust generated in the sputtering process. The error rate is reduced to 1/10 that of a conventional Disc, ensuring high reliability and a high quality recording.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:59 AM
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Well at this point the blank media is priced too high and there are plenty of legal uses for it as well but obviously there is even more illegal use.

But as long as BD+ holds up then the BD studios should have nothing to worry about.
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Agreed with price being tooooooooo high at this point, but I believe when it comes down that hackers will be able to break the code. They break it on everything previously...I can't see it stopping them now.
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Who needs blank discs to copy movies? Why do blank discs automatically mean copying movies?
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Who needs blank discs to copy movies? Why do blank discs automatically mean copying movies?

I am pretty sure that the files are compressed to the size of the disc (thus 25GB should be enough for a complete HD transfer without compression for most, but not all movies) and thus distribution can start. There is really limited possibilities for copyright infringement/distribution without discs
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Who needs blank discs to copy movies? Why do blank discs automatically mean copying movies?
I agree. Personally with hard drives storing 1TB, I think if I were to personally to do something like this I would be more inclined to rip the movie to disc, maybe alter the resolution down from 1080 to 720, possibly re-encode it to divx HD, and then stream it to a media player hooked up to the TV.

I believe most of the HD movies on XBL are around 7GB in size. Using that number one could hold roughly 140 high def movies on one hard disk. Who needs optical media with storage like that.
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