BlueRay obsolesence ?Locked
“Got a big archiving project you?ve been itching to do? Pioneer?s latest development could help you keep all your data in one nice, little circular package. The Japanese electronics maker has been working on an optical disc, which, like Blu-ray, can store 25GB of data in a single layer. But Pioneer says it?s one-upped the high-definition format to the sixteenth degree. The company announced today that it has a single disc that contains 16 layers of storage, at 25GB each. That adds up to 400GB of data capable of being stored on a single disc.”
So now I have to wait for CNet’s lawyers to contact me about copying their copy? I found it elsewhere with credit to CNet, so it’s probably posted somewhere else here too.
“Update: Now that the English press release is out, it’s less clear whether the new media — whenever it might come to market — will work in existing Blu-ray players or not. While “it is possible to maintain compatibility between the new 16-layer optical disc and the BD discs,” players would seemingly require a modified optical pick-up mechanism to see the data. We’ll learn more on July 13th when Pioneer discusses the breakthrough in detail.”
Great, so now Future Shop and Best Buy have to offer rebated for everyone that bought a BlueRay player with the last obsolete player rebate? LOL 😀