Backward Compatibility of Optical Media

If you are not a wizard when it comes to CD and DVD technology, this article is for you! Optical media such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs look very similar to one another. They are the same size, shape, and very close in weight. However, optical media discs are not universally interchangeable. Today I’m […]

Verbatim Sets Q3 Release Date for BD-XL Media

Verbatim America made a big announcement this weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has stated that their latest and greatest optical media product, Blu-ray XL discs, will be available for sale starting in the third quarter of this year. Verbatim manufactures a wide variety of data storage products including […]

Pioneer First to Market with Blu-ray XL Recorder

One of the exciting things about the Blu-ray format (beyond the amazing picture and sound quality) is the fact that it is changing and growing. Earlier this year, we reported on the Blu-ray Disc Association’s approval of a new specification called Blu-ray XL. In July, we blogged about Sharp introducing the first 100GB Blu-ray XL […]