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Cyberlink launches world’s first BDXL-certified playback software

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Cyberlink has announced that its PowerDVD software has become the first Blu-ray player software for PCs to be certified by the Blu-ray Disc Association for BDXL support.

In addition to PowerDVD, CyberLink’s long-term focus on providing support for Blu-ray Disc will see products including PowerDirector, PowerProducer, and MediaShow also introduce BDXL format compatibility in the near future.

BDXL, the multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128Gb capacity, was first announced in June this year. It was designed to allow users to record and store large amounts of HD content.

For more information, visit Cyberlink’s website here.

Blu-ray Disc Association to attend this year’s IFA conference in Berlin

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Next week the annual IFA conference will take place in Berlin. IFA is the world’s leading business event for consumer electronics and home appliances products and this year it will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Attracting industry representatives from all over the world, this trade event serves as a global information and business platform, and as you might expect, Victor Matsuda and Graham Heaton from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) will be there. There are no formal announcements planned, but if you have any questions for Victor or Graham let us know.

We’ll also be reporting news from the conference as it happens to keep you up to speed on all the latest Blu-ray and IFA news. For more details on the IFA exhibition, please click here.

Sharp and TDK first to launch BDXL Blu-ray Discs

Sharp BDXL discs

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Last month, the Blu-ray Disc Association released the final spec for BDXL Blu-ray Discs – the highest capacity discs to enter the market with up to four recordable layers and up to 128GB of space.

It hasn’t taken long for manufacturers to act, with Sharp and TDK announcing plans to launch recordable 100GB discs in Japan this July and September respectively.

Global roll out of these new BDXL Discs is yet to be confirmed, so watch this space for an update.

To read more about Sharp and TDK’s BDXL specs, head to Hexus for the details.

Blu-ray Disc Association Approves Final BDXL Format Specifications

The Blu-ray Disc Association today announced the release and specifications for BDXL, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc format with a capacity of up to 128Gb.

Here’s the full press release:

Blu-ray Disc Association Approves Final BDXL™ Format Specifications

Licensing Information and Applications Now Available

June 25, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA.  The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced the finalization and release of the specifications for BDXL™, the new multi-layer recordable Blu-ray Disc™ format with up to 128GB of capacity.  With the completion and approval of the specification, manufacturers can now obtain licensing information and license applications needed to begin production of the high capacity write-once and rewritable discs and hardware (http://www.blu-raydisc.info/).

Targeted primarily at commercial segments such as broadcasting, medical and document imaging enterprises with significant archiving needs, BDXL™ provides customers with triple layer 100GB RE (rewritable) and R (write-once) discs and quadruple layer 128GB R discs.  Possible consumer applications include capture and playback of HD broadcast and satellite programming in markets where set-top recorders are prevalent.

“The BDA worked diligently to create an extension of the Blu-ray Disc™ format that leverages the physical structure of the design of the disc to create even more storage capacity, said Victor Matsuda, Blu-ray Disc™ Association Global Promotions Committee chair.  “By using the existing Blu-ray technologies, we have created a long-term and stable solution for archiving large amounts of sensitive data, video and graphic images.  We expect further growth of the Blu-ray Disc market as the introduction of 100GB/128GB discs will expand the application of Blu-ray Disc™ technologies.”

The BDXL™ specification was developed with specific market segments in mind, and newly-designed hardware addressing such markets will play back or record BDXL™ media.  However, because the new media specifications are extensions of current Blu-ray Disc technologies, future BDXL™ capable recorders can easily be designed to play back existing 25GB and 50GB Blu-ray Disc™ formats.


Blu-ray Disc Reporter


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