Imation drops HD DVD

Imation drops HD DVD

TDK LogoThe world’s leading recordable media manufacturer will back Blu-ray exclusively under their TDK brand, according to Warren News. TDK developed the extra scratch and dust resistant coating for the Blu-ray Disc format, but has so far made both competing high-def format blanks. This move mirrors the recent shift in the movie market lead by Warner in the beginning of January.

Blu-ray is the leading next-generation format in computing, with approximately 10% of all notebooks in the coming year expected to be sold with Blu-ray drives, thanks to the reduction in blue-violet diode costs. The USA hasn’t seen any set-top recorders for either format, but Japan is dominated by Blu-ray recorders.

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3 Comments on “Imation drops HD DVD”

  1. I’m surprised anyone is still manufacturing Hd dvd-r media, with the complete lack of Hd dvd burner availability. from what i understand, you can only get a burner if you buy a highend Toshiba laptop.

  2. To clarify on some things: Imation currently has the rights to distribute recordable media under the TDK brand name.

    TDK Research & Development, who developed the Blu-ray hardcoating and other disc technologies, has no ties with Imation and does not distribute their own media in the US.

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