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Ritek gets HD DVD certification

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 22 May 2007 18:57 User comments (9)

Ritek gets HD DVD certification Taiwanese optical disc producer, Ritek, has announced it has received the certification for both HD DVD-R (recordable, write once) and HD DVD-RW (rewritable) formats. The company indicated that the technological barrier for HD DVD-R is quite high and that for HD DVD-RW is higher. Volume production of the discs is expected to begin in the second half of this year at the earliest.
CMC Magnetics recently received certification for Blu-ray Disc (BD)-R production and may be ready to begin volume production as early as next quarter. Support from the Taiwan's manufacturing capabilities will be a key promotion tool for the BD and HD DVD platforms.

Ritek's manufacturing capability for DVD+R/-R DL (single-sided double-layer) discs was helpful in obtaining the certification, according to the company.

Source:
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9 user comments

122.5.2007 19:06
BIGnewb
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It sucks for Blu-ray that CMC Mag will be using their format because CMC has always been known as a laser stresser.hooray for ritek because they are a great company and not many are from great from taiwan.they worked great for my ps2 backups.i dont care about the format war so i wont comment on it.

222.5.2007 20:40

ritek is to dual layer what toiyo yuden is to single layer, or so iv read on this site.

322.5.2007 21:22

Yeah, I use Ritek all the time and they work great for me. (DVD-Rs, anyway)

422.5.2007 23:45

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CMC Magnetics recently received certification for Blu-ray Disc (BD)-R production and may be ready to begin volume production as early as next quarter. Support from the Taiwan's manufacturing capabilities will be a key promotion tool for the BD and HD DVD platforms.
If Blu-ray is going to use Cmag then its a definite no no im stay way clear of that then. Thats not a good sign.
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523.5.2007 0:52
pigfister
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until verbatim or taiyo yuden make these I'll keep clear, but ritek are reasonably, reliable with low jitter rates so it's good for HD-DVD to have low cost mas market recordable media soon to be released.

what is the big put off with Blu-ray 2x write times! omg how long does a burner have to work just to back up 20 gig, you dont want to leave the pc on over night just to back up some files, tape is faster than that ffs, if this is the future of media storage I'll choose a zip drive, as hd transfer rates suck at best.

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623.5.2007 2:40
hughjars
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If only they would get a move on & release the HD DVD burners.

BTW in the interests of fairness and accuracy pigfister the data transfer rate @ 1X or 2X for both HD DVD & BD is not the same as 1X or 2X on regular DVD5/9
(in the same way as DVD 'X' speeds are not the same as CD).

But yes, you're right they're not especially fast atm......but like DVD that will come in time.

Good to see more media producers tho, should have a good impact on prices
(HD DVD media ought to be significantly cheaper than BD given the lower production costs and higher 'yields').

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723.5.2007 2:41
BIGnewb
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at staples i saw one blank Blu-ray dvd for 21 dollars and an HD DVD at 19

823.5.2007 3:09
pigfister
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Originally posted by hughjars:
BTW in the interests of fairness and accuracy pigfister the data transfer rate @ 1X or 2X for both HD DVD & BD is not the same as 1X or 2X on regular DVD5/9
(in the same way as DVD 'X' speeds are not the same as CD).

But yes, you're right they're not especially fast atm......but like DVD that will come in time.
sry you are right both HD-DVD and Blu-ray are max 2x write speeds so with jitter and error correction you are looking at an eternity to fill a disc where as you can fill use usb2 zip drive within minuets and the advancement of size of storage in this medium gives it a huge advantage over the hd/blu ray recordable disc, especially in reliability as you cant scratch flash/zip/pen drives sd memory ect, so what exactly is the point of having HD-DVD and Blu-ray for backups now, it seems to me to be an obsolete format before it even gets started?

Originally posted by hughjars:
Good to see more media producers tho, should have a good impact on prices
(HD DVD media ought to be significantly cheaper than BD given the lower production costs and higher 'yields').
yes competition is good, unless courporate price fixing happens, which seems a regular occurrence these days!
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923.5.2007 7:19

For me I look at HD blank media here in holand for 20 euros a pop(20 for BD R and 26 for BD RE) http://www.alternate.nl/html/shop/produc...Level3=Blu-ray& and think no ahl buy a 500gig sata HDD instead for 99/120 euros http://www.alternate.nl/html/shop/produc...el3=3%2C5+inch&
I think the price has to drop dramticaly before its gonna take right off, I mean 500gigs and a transfer rate of 300MB/s and no scratches and hot swap makes life easy. I dare say if you bought an external case for your sata then you could plug it in anywhere via usb, and more and more media center / hi-fi equipment is now coming with usb and lan/ wireless, so I could stick 500 gigs of films onto the HDD then put it in my pocket and off ah go.

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