Ricoh develops component that reads Blu-ray & HD-DVD discs

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 This didn't  take long! Ricoh may have just saved the next gen optical storage, by creating  an optical component that can do it all!  This single lens can read Blu-ray, HD-DVD as well as CD and...
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great news:) wouldnt mind a pc drive that reads and writes both formats.

Well, it’s BAD if we get a thing who can read both. It will only keep the HD DVD Format alive longer. And we don’t WANT IT :slight_smile: It’s small on capacity, slow and more expensive medias :stuck_out_tongue: You know i’m right :stuck_out_tongue:

its gunna take atleast 2 yrs until 1 format dies though.

Looks like BluRay will die. :slight_smile:

Don’t you think a development like this could allow both formats to survive?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t there licencing issues whereby the Blu-Ray and/or HD-DVD consortiums prohibit dual-format drives?

The only formats I know that died are: Audio Compact Cassette… Betamax… LD… So what war format are you talking about? A war of products with more than 10 yrs old? :+:+:+

Audio Compact Cassette arn’t dead yet. :g

Great news! Thumbs up for RICOH!