Speedlinks – February 23 2007

The WesleyTech.com Speedlinks section provide links and summaries to news and articles on other sites that cover interesting Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD, CD or other related topics.

Blu-ray ISO editing
New free utility BRDGEN provides Blu-ray image (ISO) editing capabilities. Found via CDFreaks.

Blu-ray heads to Russia
Samsungs’ BDP-1000 Blu-ray player heads for Russia, even though Russia won’t have Blu-ray movie titles available for awhile.

Blu-ray patent licensing negotiations
Blu-ray patent pool holders battle out joint Blu-ray technology licensing, the press release claims “significant progress”, but the various patent holders are still currently licensing out their technologies separately. Not big news really, just “continued meetings”. If an agreement is formed, it would make it easier for Consumer Electronics and other device makers to license Blu-ray technologies and create Blu-ray products.

10x Blu-ray DL and HD DVD DL under development
Nichia announces new blue laser diode capable of 10x DL recording on Blu-ray and HD DVD. Production of the diodes is slated for the second half of 2008, which means that consumers won’t see them until 2009.

National Geographic goes High Def
Relentless Enemies film planned for both HD DVD and Blu-ray releases planned. This is the top selling National Geographic title on DVD.

Any comments or opinion on these stories? Let me know by replying below.

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3 Comments on “Speedlinks – February 23 2007”

  1. Remember this new blue laser diode could be used for both Blu-ray AND HD DVD! (if HD DVD every approves a faster version)

    But you’re right, it’s pretty sad to see the lack of HD DVD burners and the measly 1x burn speed.

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