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Combo Blu-ray/DVD movies headed to Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Dec 2008 14:07 User comments (9)

Combo Blu-ray/DVD movies headed to Japan Infinity, the Japanese-based disc producer, has annouced that it will be bringing Blu-ray/DVD combo discs to the market, and that the boxset for the TV series Code Blue will be the first video to use the combo disc.
The disc will only be a single layer Blu-ray on one side and a dual layer DVD on the other, but the company says a full BD-50 dual layer on one side is possible.

Before its demise earlier this year, a good amount of HD DVD discs were combo discs as an effort to spur interest in the format and in HD in general.

The Infinity BD/DVD Hybrid discs will begin shipping in mid-February, and the 11-episode Blu-ray boxset will retail for the equivalent of $408 USD.

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9 user comments

122.12.2008 15:32

Nevermind

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222.12.2008 16:09

And like expected, the price tag is from other world....

322.12.2008 17:14

11 episodes or 11 discs?

11 discs "might" be a reasonable price, but not for me.

Can't see these flying off the shelf or setting any record. Whoever buys this must really like be ripped off!

422.12.2008 18:14

It's about time they started doing this. Now people who don't yet have a blu-ray player can buy these. We need some competition in the HD market so blu-ray prices drop down. $408 for 11 episodes? Get real.

522.12.2008 19:21

This in Japan right? If I recall correctly, japanese think a $950 BD recorder is cheap and that BD has obtain more 50% of their market. I could be wrong though. But if it is true, then these prices are like average to them.

623.12.2008 1:31
atomicxl
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Jesus christ!!! Thats almost $40 per episode. This has to be the best TV show ever made. I'm expecting an emotional roller coaster that makes me depressed to the point of suicidal thoughts and untold levels of ecstasy in EVERY episode if i'm paying $40 an episode.

The sets/locals need to make Lawrence of Arabia look like a student film shot for $100 on a cell phone.

724.12.2008 0:40
theridges
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Quote:

The disc will only be a single layer Blu-ray on one side and a dual layer DVD on the other, but the company says a full BD-50 dual layer on one side is possible.


that's odd, don't know if you copy and pasted or got confused on where you read the article..
either way these disc's are not dual-sided they are single sided disc's that's why there more expensive and its a hybrid technology.


Story from gizmodo below. With pic ;)



Infinity Storage Media has a hybrid disc with both Blu-ray and DVD data layers. This means that it'll play on your ancient budget DVD player but it'll also play in high-def in a Blu-ray player.

This is done by stacking the DVD layers on top of Blu-ray layer with permeable layers of varying thickness in between. The differing wavelengths of blue and red lasers allow them to penetrate to a specific depth and read off the corresponding layer. Though the concept is far from new, Infinity is the first to bring these discs into production.
http://gizmodo.com/5114683/worlds-first-...d-disc-unveiled
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824.12.2008 3:17

Quote:
Quote:

The disc will only be a single layer Blu-ray on one side and a dual layer DVD on the other, but the company says a full BD-50 dual layer on one side is possible.


that's odd, don't know if you copy and pasted or got confused on where you read the article..
either way these disc's are not dual-sided they are single sided disc's that's why there more expensive and its a hybrid technology.


Story from gizmodo below. With pic ;)



Infinity Storage Media has a hybrid disc with both Blu-ray and DVD data layers. This means that it'll play on your ancient budget DVD player but it'll also play in high-def in a Blu-ray player.

This is done by stacking the DVD layers on top of Blu-ray layer with permeable layers of varying thickness in between. The differing wavelengths of blue and red lasers allow them to penetrate to a specific depth and read off the corresponding layer. Though the concept is far from new, Infinity is the first to bring these discs into production.
http://gizmodo.com/5114683/worlds-first-...nveiled


Very interesting. The source I was reading was not very clear on that, thanks for posting.

924.12.2008 4:17
theridges
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no prob,
i had thought it was probably the source because your usually perfect on news ;)

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