Blu-ray Disc Association archive

  • 4K Blu-ray discs confirmed by the Blu-ray Disc Association
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    4K Blu-ray discs confirmed by the Blu-ray Disc Association

    By 13 January 2014

    After CES 2014, where a selection of 4K TVs were on show, and Netflix announced its 4K content, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced it will release 4K Blu-ray discs. While the future may be in streamed 4K UHD content, Blu-ray discs will...

  • 4K Blu-ray discs leaked, manage a whopping 100GB capacity
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    4K Blu-ray discs leaked, manage a whopping 100GB capacity

    By 12 September 2013

    The Blu-ray Disc Association may not have announced the 4K disc just yet but a manufacturer has taken the plunge already. Disc creator Singlus has revealed that it will be one company, "that provides the machine technology for three-layer Blu-ray Discs...

  • What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained
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    What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

    By 29 January 2013

    Video compression is essential for home entertainment. Without it, we'd be stuck in a world with just a few dozen TV channels. Since digital was first introduced in the UK, we've had compressed TV - it's a really great way of getting a lot more out of...

  • 3D better than 2D, says your brain
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    3D better than 2D, says your brain

    By 28 March 2011

    People are 12 per cent more attentive when watching Blu-ray 3D compared to a conventional Blu-ray disc and 29 per cent more attentive when that same 3D experience is up against a plain old DVD. So says recent research commissioned by the Blu-ray Disc...

  • Blu-Ray discs selling a little better
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    Blu-Ray discs selling a little better

    By 14 April 2010

    Despite subscription-based music-on-demand services performing rather well and slowly knocking the CD out of the market, there's a marked lack of similar offerings for the movie industry. Perhaps that's the reason why the Blu-ray seems to be starting...

  • Toshiba joins Blu-ray Disc Association
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    Toshiba joins Blu-ray Disc Association

    By 10 August 2009

    Over a year ago, Toshiba gave in and finally dropped its last vestiges of support for its ultimately unsuccessful HD-DVD format. For a while, the company coasted along, building upscaling products and ignoring Blu-ray entirely. Well, now Toshiba's gone...