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400GB Bluray discs coming. Will play on current hardware. AMAZING.


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#1 of 11 Adam_R

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Posted December 03 2008 - 03:09 AM

I just read this over on IGN:

IGN: Pioneer Debuts 400GB Disc

Amazing.
Guess what...

#2 of 11 Carlo Medina

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Posted December 03 2008 - 04:52 AM

Wonder if this is going to be vaporware or if it will actually come to fruition. Perhaps as storage-media only? Otherwise that should be enough room to have lossless video! Posted Image

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#3 of 11 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted December 03 2008 - 09:01 AM

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Wonder if this is going to be vaporware or if it will actually come to fruition. Perhaps as storage-media only? Otherwise that should be enough room to have lossless video! Posted Image

Lossless video? You'll probably need another order magnitude increase for that. Posted Image Posted Image

Still... pretty cool though I doubt it'll ever be used much, if at all, for movies -- long running TV shows maybe...

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#4 of 11 Jason Seaver

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Posted December 03 2008 - 10:43 AM

I'm guessing bandwidth would be a bigger problem for lossless video.

So, we believe this, but not 51GB HD-DVDs? Posted Image
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#5 of 11 nolesrule

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Posted December 03 2008 - 12:28 PM

Where's my Duke Nukem Forever?

#6 of 11 Dan Szwarc

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Posted December 10 2008 - 04:09 AM

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Where's my Duke Nukem Forever?
Let's not go completely crazy, now! Some things will always be vaporware! Posted Image

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#7 of 11 Sanjay Gupta

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Posted December 10 2008 - 05:22 AM

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I'm guessing bandwidth would be a bigger problem for lossless video.

So, we believe this, but not 51GB HD-DVDs? Posted Image
I suppose the difference in credibility and thus believability is due to the fact that the Blu-Ray group has no reason to lie now, having already won the HD format war. While with HD-DVD it was important for them to try and play down the 50GB advantage that Blu-Ray had over it.
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#8 of 11 digitalgliff

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Posted December 29 2008 - 08:27 AM

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I suppose the difference in credibility and thus believability is due to the fact that the Blu-Ray group has no reason to lie now, having already won the HD format war. While with HD-DVD it was important for them to try and play down the 50GB advantage that Blu-Ray had over it.


I read from pcmag that curantly blu-ray is unable to do double layers. so the 50 gig disk is hype at this point & so is the 400 gig & what i hear is 1 terabyte by 2010. HD-DVD on the other hand could easily do a triple layer holding 45 gigs. So Why again did blu win?

I'm betting on HD-downloads.

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Posted December 29 2008 - 02:01 PM

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I read from pcmag that curantly blu-ray is unable to do double layers. so the 50 gig disk is hype at this point & so is the 400 gig & what i hear is 1 terabyte by 2010. HD-DVD on the other hand could easily do a triple layer holding 45 gigs. So Why again did blu win?

I'm betting on HD-downloads.

Posted Image Huh?! Studios have been using 50G dual layer discs for some time now. Something is not computing here. How old was that magazine?
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#10 of 11 Arild

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Posted December 30 2008 - 10:13 AM

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I read from pcmag that curantly blu-ray is unable to do double layers.
You've been had.

#11 of 11 Sanjay Gupta

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Posted December 30 2008 - 07:00 PM

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I read from pcmag that curantly blu-ray is unable to do double layers. so the 50 gig disk is hype at this point & so is the 400 gig & what i hear is 1 terabyte by 2010. HD-DVD on the other hand could easily do a triple layer holding 45 gigs.
It is at times absolutely shocking, as to the amount of disinformation that is spread by so called technical magazines. Dual layer discs have been in use, since almost the launch of Blu-Ray, over two & half years ago

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So Why again did blu win?
Bottom line is, "BLU won".

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I'm betting on HD-downloads.
To each their own I suppose. Although I'd suggest you make yourself a little better informed before making your HT decisions.
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