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And the Emmy goes to… Blu-ray Disc

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We’ve often written about the award-winning movies you can watch on Blu-ray Disc, but this time we’re pleased to report that the format itself is to receive an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it will honour Panasonic Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation, and TDK Corporation with an Emmy for their work on the format.

Development of Blu-ray Disc technology started way back in 1997, with the first prototypes from Panasonic, Philips and Sony being unveiled in 2000. The Blu-ray project was formally announced in 2002, and the Blu-ray Disc Association founded in 2004. Now, over six years later, over 1.4 billion Blu-ray pre-recorded discs, 188 million Blu-ray recordable/rewritable discs, 50 million Blu-ray players, 41 million PlayStation 3s and 25 million Blu-ray PC optical units have been produced.

The Emmy award will be presented at a ceremony taking place during CES in January. For more details, visit Softpedia.

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THX and BluFocus launch Blu-ray 3D certification

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THX BluFocusTHX has this week announced a new certification for Blu-ray 3D that has been jointly developed with BluFocus, one of the Blu-ray Disc Association’s official testing labs.

The certification will measure 3D picture quality, interoperability and the physiological effects of 3D. Discs that meet the criteria will be able to use the dedicated logo (above) on disc packaging.

To achieve the AV certification, discs need to demonstrate that original master video and audio are maintained. The C certification refers to all the 3D elements on a disc, including characters, graphics and subtitles, while the I certification judges interoperability.

For full details, the THX press release can be read here.


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