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NewsPoster Sep 12, 2013 06:49 AM
Triple-layer Blu-ray discs for 4K video teased with 100GB capacity
Blu-ray discs for <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293753==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/04/new.units.prioritize.slim.design.over.acoustical.q uality/" rel='nofollow'>4K content</a> are already being made, with one disc producer claiming to be testing the production of the 100GB-capacity media. <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293754==http://www.singulus.com/" rel='nofollow'>Singulus</a> has revealed it has created its new replication line for triple-layer Blu-ray discs, ahead of an expected announcement of the technology from the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293755==http://www.blu-raydisc.com/en/" rel='nofollow'>Blu-ray Disc Association</a>. <br />
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The confirmation, in the form of a press release spotted <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293747==http://www.techradar.com/news/home-cinema/next-gen-4k-blu-ray-discs-outed-by-manufacturer-before-official-reveal-1180491" rel='nofollow'>by</a> <em>TechRadar</em>, states that the 100GB figure comes from not only using three layers rather than two or one, but also that a change in the data compression method allows for up to 33GB of information to be stored on each layer, instead of the current 25GB. <br />
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The BDA has yet to formally announce an enhanced Blu-ray format, but a spokesperson speaking <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293748==http://www.techradar.com/news/video/blu-ray/no-format-war-as-4k-blu-ray-discs-spin-closer-1180129" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>TechRadar</em> hopes that it can be revealed before the end of this year. It is keen to avoid another format war, such as that between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, though it is quick to point out that <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293749==http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/07/23/sony.university.create.tech.for.1tb.blu.rays/" rel='nofollow'>competing systems</a>, such as the joint effort by <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293750==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/07/29/new.discs.to.help.in.data.archiving.could.be.out.b y.end.of.2015/" rel='nofollow'>Sony and Panasonic</a> on 300GB optical disc storage, are more for enterprise, with the final version heading to consumers consisting of a single optical disc. <br />
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A new high-density media format is likely to help the adoption of Ultra HD televisions, due to current media distribution issues. Testing <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293751==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/12/21/existing.eyeio.user.netflix.likely.to.offer.4k.med ia.in.future/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">by Netflix</a> and Sony's launched <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/293752==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/04/new.service.requires.sony.4k.television.fmp.x1.med ia.player/" rel='nofollow'>4K download service</a> will be hampered by those using low-bandwidth connections, while 4K-resolution television broadcasts are still only in testing.
 
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