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Blu-ray Disc Association Announces BDXL and IH-BD Specs

Postby Ian on Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:20 am

It looks like the latest and greatest Blu-ray players are already obsolete. The BDA announced the BDXL and IH-BD specifications, which probably are not going to be compatible with current players.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/News/blu-ray-dis ... ation.html

The BDXL specification, which is targeted primarily at commercial segments such as broadcasting, medical and document imaging enterprises with significant archiving needs, will provide customers with write-once options on 100GB and 128GB capacity discs and rewritable capability on 100GB discs. The discs reach these capacities by incorporating three to four recordable layers. A consumer version of BDXL is also expected, particularly in those regions where BD recorders have achieved broad consumer acceptance.


The Intra-Hybrid Blu-ray Disc (IH-BD) incorporates a single BD-ROM layer and a single BD-RE layer so as to enable the user to view, but not overwrite, critical published data while providing the flexibility to include relevant personal data on the same physical disc. This allows for consumer specific applications where combining published content with related user data on a convenient, single volume is desirable. Both the ROM and the RE layers on IH-BD discs provide 25GB of capacity.


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Because both BDXL and IH-BD are specially designed formats with specific market segments in mind, newly-designed hardware is required to play back or record BDXL or IH-BD media.
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Re: Blu-ray Disc Association Announces BDXL and IH-BD Specs

Postby Dartman on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:13 pm

Gee, I got a HD-DVD player and it was final spec from the beginning, I decide to also get a cheap demo BD player and it doesn't support half the new features, and now they want you to buy yet another new and improved player :evil:
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Re: Blu-ray Disc Association Announces BDXL and IH-BD Specs

Postby Ian on Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:30 pm

If Hollywood wants Blu-ray to succeed, they need to stop updating the format.

IH-BD sounds kind of lame, but being able to record 128GB would be nice. THen again, they'll probably want about $100 a disc.
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Re: Blu-ray Disc Association Announces BDXL and IH-BD Specs

Postby Ian on Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:33 pm

Final BDXL specification has been approved by the BDA.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/News/blu-ray-dis ... ation.html

Sadly, it looks like its targeted primarily at commercial markets rather than consumers.
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