Home » Uncategorized » Imation Readies HD DVD and Blu-ray Optical Media Formats

Imation Readies HD DVD and Blu-ray Optical Media Formats

With the increasing expansion of HDTV and high-def recording devices, Imation is set to launch next-generation HD-DVD and Blu-ray optical recordable media, both featuring the company’s patented ForceField ultra-durable, scratch-resistant hard coating.

HD-DVD and Blu-ray optical formats will provide enough capacity required to accommodate the enormous amounts of data created by the HD format. While incompatible with each other, both formats will allow you to record ‘crystal-clear’ images and large amounts of computer data. Currently, the Minnesota-based Imation is busy at work testing both single-layer and double-layer advanced optical formats.

And according to Richard Weiss, vice president of research and development at Imation, no one does it better:

“The exact standards and expertise needed to develop Blu-ray and HD-DVD require focus and experience that few companies possess…we are in a solid position to deliver future formats when and where our customers want them.”

Throughout 2006, Imation plans to launch the BD-RE (rewritable) and BDR (recordable) 25GB single layer and 50GB double layer Blu-ray formats. Also in 2006, Imation plans to launch the HD-DVD-R (recordable) and HD-DVD-ReR (Re-recordable) 15GB single layer and 30GB double layer HD-DVD formats.

Specific dates of availability and pricing will be announced in early 2006.

About James McDougall

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.