Sony Releases DRX-S90U Slim Portable DVD Burner Drive

In the race to make laptops thinner, lighter, and have longer battery life, many manufacturers have started cutting out components such as optical disc drives. However, users are finding that they do need a disc drive for system backup, recovery, watching movies, installing software, burning music CDs, and lots of other reasons. So what’s an […]

What’s the Difference Between Compact Discs and MiniDiscs?

The history of audio recordings goes back a long way. From wax cylinders and reel-to-reel tapes to vinyl records and 8-track tapes, each new media format has brought with it improvements in sound quality and usability. The compact cassette introduced in the early 1960s had become the preferred format for pre-recorded music and home audio […]

Can You Upgrade a Blu-ray Player to be 3D-compatible?

We’ve written extensively about Blu-ray technologies during the past several weeks. One of the biggest advances in home entertainment since Blu-ray itself is this year’s introduction of 3D televisions, 3D Blu-ray players, and 3D movies for home users. As we have mentioned previously, this technology is going to expand greatly in the future. But what […]

Sony Optiarc Releases 12X Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback

On Thursday, Sony Optiarc released details about two new half-height Blu-ray burners which will go on sale later this month. The burners, known as BD-5300S and BWU-500S, are the latest and greatest drives in Sony’s lineup. The burners are essentially the same, with different part numbers for retail versions and OEM versions. What sets these […]

A Brief History of the CD Jewel Case

The classic CD jewel case is perhaps the most famous design in the world of CD/DVD packaging. The story of how it came to be is actually quite interesting. Grab a drink and get comfortable while I explain the history of the CD jewel case. In 1981, Sony and Philips had formed a partnership to […]