First Blu-ray/DVD hybrid disc released in Japan

First Blu-ray/DVD hybrid disc released in Japan

Japan’s Infinity Storage Media announced this week the world’s very first BD-DVD hybrid disc. This disc will be formatted to playback in a standard DVD player and Blu-ray Disc player while preserving a label-side. Both formats will be on the same side.


The first layer (closest to the surface) is a single-layer BD25 (25GB) followed by two DVD layers (8.5GB together). This hybrid format will play in regular players.

The first title available in this format is a Japanese TV program called Code Blue. It will be released in a multi-disc box set

Infinity Storage Media says they are working on a dual-layer BD/single-layer DVD hybrid disc as well. This will have 50GB for Blu-ray and 4.7GB for DVD.

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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