Proposed Blu-ray capacity increase

Proposed Blu-ray capacity increase

Blu-ray Disc logoA new method for evaluating Blu-ray Disc media has been announced by Sony and Panasonic that can allow for a capacity increase on each layer from the current 25 GB to 33.4 GB.

Nothing is set in stone yet, but the method, called i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation), will be proposed to the full Blu-ray Disc Association later this year. If approved, each layer can be used to store about a 33% more data.

There still isn’t a lot of information, so its not clear if existing players will be able to read the additional data.

About Steven Kippel

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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