What is Blu-ray Disc?

Posted on Wednesday, December 21 2005 @ 4:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD), is the name of a next-generation optical disc format designed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD). High-definition video is the industry's next highly sought after technology which brings much better picture resolution and clarity into the homes of consumers.

However, with the advent of HD video there is a need for bigger and better optical storage solutions due to the fact that today's DVD simply doesn't have enough space for HD video. It might be hard for one to imagine that 4.7GB (the amount a single-layer DVD can hold) wouldn't be more than enough for any purpose but Moore's law has once again reared its head.. Read on over here.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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