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Blu-ray Proposes Incompatible BD-XL and IH-BD Formats 252

adeelarshad82 writes "The Blu-ray Disc Association announced upcoming specifications for high-capacity write-once and rewritable discs. The BDA proposed two new formats, BDXL, the name given to new 100GB and 128GB discs; and IH-BD, a so-called 'Intra-Hybrid' disc that will incorporate both read-only and rewritable layers. Specifications for both disc types will be published during the upcoming months. Both formats will be incompatible with existing hardware; however, new players designed to take advantage of the new formats will be able to play back existing Blu-ray discs, which are available in both 25 and 50GB capacity points."
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Blu-ray Proposes Incompatible BD-XL and IH-BD Formats

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  • by Monkeedude1212 ( 1560403 ) on Monday April 05, 2010 @05:00PM (#31740814) Journal

    HDDVD lost the format war because it had way too many syllables!

    Everyone! We've been Had! Blu-Ray is exerting its dominance by proposing 4 or more syllable formats, forcing technical speak to be less groovy and savvy, making it once again disasterous to be a nerd, instead of the hip trend Apple was starting.

    Quick, someone start an internet petition (because those always work) to rename the formats to something catchy!

  • by VTI9600 ( 1143169 ) on Monday April 05, 2010 @05:28PM (#31741276)
    Kudos on your selection of the term "Intra-Hybrid" (simply being a hybrid is never enough) and an acronym with an "X" in it for marketing your new products. Also, congratulations on having the forsight to not allow these new media to be played on clearly obsolete Blu-Ray players while still selling them as Blu-Ray discs. However, the following concerns me:

    Specifications for both disc types will be published during the upcoming months.

    Don't you realize that publishing specs hurts your bottom line?!?!

  • by AndreR ( 814444 ) on Monday April 05, 2010 @08:10PM (#31743262) Homepage

    ... for those extended versions of the Lord of The Rings that will finally be coming on BluRay next year.

    "Oh, this would have required so many discs with that old BluRay technology, you know, we just used these new BDXL discs and actually reduced the cost of the box set for you, the customer, by having less discs! Just don't forget to pick up one of those new players on your way to the cashier."

    I kid, I kid, they would never do such a thing.

  • by Yvan256 ( 722131 ) on Monday April 05, 2010 @08:51PM (#31743644) Homepage Journal

    Disabling CSS is pretty trivial too. Just enable the "Develop" menu in Safari, then select "Disable Styles".

  • by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Monday April 05, 2010 @11:21PM (#31744454) Journal

    They would never do anything like this.

    I mean I love that I can still use my old memory sticks

Riches cover a multitude of woes. -- Menander