Pioneer Introduces BDR-PR1 Archival Blu-ray Drive

Less than a month after Pioneer announced two new Blu-ray writers for the consumer market, they are back with another new Blu ray burner – though this one is aimed at archival users. While an average computer user has little use for archival products, the need for archival storage has been growing steadily during the [...]

Burning Basics for Blu-ray Backup

The role of Blu-ray discs in our daily applications is bound for a positive trajectory.  Just days ago, The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) revealed in its third quarter report that the number of homes using Blu-ray jumped more than 50 percent to 33.5 million compared to the same time last year. Blu-ray discs are not [...]

Can You Burn 3D Blu-ray Movies on Regular BD-R Discs?

With the right hardware, watching a 3D Blu-ray movie is a fairly simple process. All you need is a 3D-compatible TV, Blu-ray player, and a replicated Blu-ray 3D movie. Pop the disc in the player, put on your 3D glasses, and enjoy a high-definition movie in 3D from the comfort of your own home! When [...]

CD-R Dye Colors Explained

One interesting thing about optical discs is that DVD-R media is always purple, while blank CD-R media comes in a variety of colors. Have you ever wondered why CD-Rs come in different colors? Is there any difference between them? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to talk about in today’s article. As it turns [...]

Blu-ray Region Codes Explained

DVD and Blu-ray discs make it very easy to play, store, and transport movies. Unfortunately, this convenience also makes optical discs a popular format for movie piracy. In an attempt to prevent movies from being illegally distributed, a system of digital rights management, or region codes, was built into the DVD and Blu-ray disc formats [...]