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Old 10-12-2001, 09:21 AM - Thread Starter
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Still a long ways out, but quite interesting that you can get 150 minutes of HDTV on each side. I pulled this info from www.cdrinfo.com.

"...At CEATEC JAPAN 2001 held from October 2 to 6 at Makuhari Messe, Matsushita Electric Industrial exhibited its DVD-based next-generation optical disk drive for the first time. The company offered a demonstration of video image replay having the quality of HDTV broadcasting. Capacity of the disk is 25GB on a single side, allowing for recording of 150 minutes of HDTV quality video. The timing of commercialization is yet to be decided but Matsushita says they are working on the development targeting 2003 when the terrestrial wave digital broadcasting will begin.

Matsushita also exhibited a prototype of its rewritable optical disk that has double layers on a single side and a recording capacity of 50GB. This capacity equals to that of a D-VHS tape. The company has already announced its double-layer disk at ODS 2001, which is an international conference on optical disks held this past April. This time, however, the memory capacity was increased from 45GB to 50GB. According to Matsushita, the jitter of replay signals that was about 11% at the time of announcement at ODS 2001 has also been improved to about 9%."
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Old 10-12-2001, 11:05 AM
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This will be a big seller in many markets if they can ever get it out the door. Lots of folks (like me) would love a real backup solution on their PCs. Backup media capacity has fallen way behind nominal main system storage capacities in recent years.

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I hope they include random access and a program guide capability to it.

That would make a great product.

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