New Plymouth, New Zealand (PressExposure) April 15, 2008 -- Earth First Infotec Business Development Manager Allan Hall, is clearly excited about the leaps in DVD replication over a relatively short time. "Media technology has definitely moved to the next level. The Blu-Ray Disc, or BD as it's become known, can hold 6 to 10 times the amount of a normal DVD - all in high definition digital quality."
The increased capacity and quality may be welcome news to any organisation or individual considering dvd replication, wanting to provide a higher quality user experience. "Although the Blu-Ray discs are more expensive, this can be off-set by the significant increase in capacity and superior visual quality", Mr Hall explained.
Sony's Blu-Ray Disc recently won a long, intense and obscenely expensive battle to determine which format will take media into the future. On one side was the High Definition DVD driven by Toshiba and on the other was the Sony-backed Blu-ray Disc. Any industry with an interest was paying careful attention to developments. Many business decisions, especially those involving capital expenditure, were put on hold until the outcome was reached.
The format war between the two factions reached a climax at the beginning of 2008. After years of wrangling, at one stage even involving the US Justice Department, Toshiba finally announced it was pulling out of the race on 19 February 2008. One of the main reasons was that several major international retail stores had withdrawn HD DVD from their inventories.