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Royal Digital Media Develops 100GB Blu-ray Competitor

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:04 am

I can't find much about Royal Digital Media or their new optical disc format. However, DreamStream says that it will have a 100GB capacity and be protected by 2,048-bit encryption. According to their press release, it will also be priced "equal those of the traditional DVD format."

http://www.cdrlabs.com/News/dreamstream ... titor.html

RDM has developed a high-definition system that exceeds the capabilities of Blu-ray. RDM's technology offers storage capacity for up to 100 GB on a single disc. Blu-ray discs can only hold 50 GB of data. Due to RDM's increase in storage capacity, their system is able to offer display qualities that greatly exceed conventional, 1080p, high-definition.

"RDM's format will transform perceptions of high-definition," said Diebel. "RDM's system is able to display the next generation of high-definition: 1920p. With this advancement in technology, true digital cinema will soon be a widespread reality."

For consumers, RDM's increase in storage capacity allows for a single disc to hold approximately four hours of video content at 1920p resolution.

Because RDM's system is based on inexpensive red laser technology, their players are expected to sell for much less than Sony's, which routinely sell for hundreds of dollars. The high price of Blu-ray players has been credited for the technology's slow public reception.

The retail prices for RDM's players and discs are expected to "equal those of the traditional DVD format, greatly undercutting Blu-ray," said Diebel.


Despite these benefits, I really don't see this format catching on. HD VMD and CH-DVD have pretty much failed due to the lack of studio support.
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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Re: Royal Digital Media Develops 100GB Blu-ray Competitor

Postby Dartman on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:21 pm

HMMM! Well if they can deliver a viable product that looks better, holds twice as much, is cheaper to buy and to make who knows.
I kinda doubt it will go anywhere either but competition is always good, keeps the rest of them honest.
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Re: Royal Digital Media Develops 100GB Blu-ray Competitor

Postby Ian on Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:22 pm

I'm starting to think this is a bunch of BS. There still isn't any concrete info on RDM or their optical format.
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