JVC Advanced Media Introduces Recordable Blu-ray LTH Media

One of the biggest players in the world of optical storage is JVC Advanced Media. Their discs were sold in the US under the brand name Taiyo Yuden until 2010 when the company transitioned to its current moniker. Both Taiyo Yuden and JVC Advanced Media are known for the high quality of their recordable CD […]

Columbia House Launches Blu-ray Disc Club

If you picked up a magazine or newspaper at all during the 1980s or 1990s, you have probably seen an ad for Columbia House. The music-by-mail outfit relied heavily on advertising campaigns that lured in new customers with promises of a dozen tapes or compact discs for just pennies when you joined their club. After […]

DVD and Blu-ray: A Visual Comparison

One of the most important differences between DVDs and Blu-ray discs is the amount of information they can store. We’ve all heard that Blu-ray discs store 5 times more than a DVD-R disc, but what does that really mean? It doesn’t tell you in real terms how much more information the disc will hold. That’s […]

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 […]

Lite-On iHBS212 12x Blu-ray Writer: Worth the Speed?

Global optical storage leader Lite-On responds to an upswing in Blu-ray demand with their own version of warp speed: the launch of the fastest yet BD writer, iHBS212 12x Blu-ray Writer with LightScribe. This Blu-ray device boasts a 12x writing speed, a SATA interface for top performance and airflow plus state-of-the-art laser-etched LightScribe labeling. The […]