Future of Blu-ray

News is that Sony Corp will sell three new Vaio all-in-one PC models that will include high-definition Blu-ray disc drives. The Vaio JS model will include a 20.1-inch LCD, Windows Vista Home, and an optional Blu-ray disc drive. The Vaio LV model will feature 24-inch LCD, available Blu-ray ROM drive, available rewritable Blu-ray drive, built-in DVR functionality, and a 1080p HDMI input. The Vaio RT model sports a 25.5-inch LCD and built-in Blu-ray optical drive to play, record, and edit HD video, an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, and more. The product includes a built-in Blu-ray disc drive for high-def movies and a new Dualshock 3 controller with rumble functionality.

Toshiba this month began selling the new XD-E500 up convert DVD player in an effort to capitalize on consumers unwilling to invest in Sony’s Blu-ray format. The player is said to provide standard DVD images closer to high-definition quality, allowing consumers to utilize their existing DVD library.
When this is happening Samsung is predicting that Sony’s Blu-ray technology to be superseded within five years, despite winning the high definition format war in February.

“In 2012 we will be in a true HD world. Everything from your television to your camcorder will be offering you pictures in high-definition, and we plan to offer you that HD world from all angles, says Andy Griffiths of Samsung. Who knows that five years from now will be the perfect time to stock up on cheap Blu-ray disks and equipment?

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