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PS3 will support 400GB Blu-ray discs

Technology firm Pioneer has confirmed that its 16-layer Blu-ray disc, which boasts a storage capacity of 400GB, is heading into production – and more importantly, it will be compatible with current Blu-ray players such as the PS3. Existing single layer discs boast 25GB of space, and 50GB duel-layer discs are …

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Credit crunch could be Blu-rays death knell

The effects of the current global economic global crisis could see sales of Blu-ray discs and associated technology dramatically underperform this Christmas, according to some industry observers at the recent HD3 Conference in the US. The economy is the biggest challenge, because there are just so many pieces to the …

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Original Street Fighter movie heading to Blu-ray

February next year looks to be the month where it all happens for Street Figher fans – as if the news of the console release of Street Fighter IV wasn’t enough to digest, gamers will now also be able to get their hands on the Blu-ray release of 1994 movie …

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Wal-Mart upping Blu-ray shelf space

Leading US retailer (and owner of UK supermarket Asda) is to replace much of its in-store music CD offering with an increased Blu-ray and consumer electronics presence. Home Media Magazine reports that Wal-Mart made the decision after seeing music CD sales slump by 23 per cent in the first month …

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Gaming firms battered in Fortune tech flop list

EA’s Spore might have been getting some love from US magazine Time , but fellow mag Fortune has seen fit to include the title in its list of ‘9 top tech flops’ for this Christmas. Other gaming companies mentioned include Microsoft and Sony, though not for their gaming output – …

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Apple: Blu-ray is a bag of hurt

Apple boss Steve Jobs has launched a scathing attack on Sony’s high definition Blu-ray disc format, casting doubt on the likelihood that his firm’s range of Mac computers will support Blu-ray in the future. Engadget quotes Jobs as stating: Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. It’s great to watch …

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Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumours return

It’s been claimed , and denied , repeatedly since the demise of HD-DVD , but now new talk of a possible Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360 has emerged. Xbit Laboratories claims that the Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp has already entered into a contract to build external Blu-ray drives for Xbox …

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Samsung: Blu-Ray has five years left

Despite its belief that the next few years will bring massive profit to those who’ve invested in Sony’s high-def disc format Blu-Ray, Korean electronics firm Samsung has stated that it thinks Blu-Ray will be dead by 2013. Speaking to Pocket-Lint, Samsung UK’s director of consumer electronics Andy Griffiths stated: I …

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Euro PS3 bundles not heading to UK

Contrary to yesterday’s report that both Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and Blu-Ray movie PS3 hardware bundles were heading to the UK in September and October respectively, SCEE has now reportedly stated that neither will be launched outside of mainland Europe. Blog PS3 Attitude claims to have official word from Sony …

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Consumers dont want Blu-Ray

A new survey from US research firm ABI has suggested that consumers are not that interested in Bu-Ray technology, with only 23 per cent of the 1000 respondents claiming they were thinking of investing in the technology sometime in the next year. TechTree reports that over half of those questioned …

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