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13.12.2005 - Ultimate AV:
The word on the street continues to indicate that Sony's much-anticipated, and Blu-ray powered PlayStation3 game console will indeed make its Spring of 2006 launch date. While it's been known for some time that the game console would be based on the next-generation high-definition Blu-ray Disc format, we didn't know for sure if that feature would price the new console out of the game for some. Now we know- it won't.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in November new Sony CEO Howard Stringer called PS3 a "subsidized Blu-ray player" that will be priced between $300 and $400. Going further, he stated that Sony is willing to sell PS3 consoles "at a loss for the first six months to a year just to get Blu-ray players out in the market." While this seems risky, if Blu-ray succeeds in becoming the next generation optical disc format the gamble will pay off handsomely in royalties. And at that price Sony think it might sell 20 million PS3s in 2006 alone, making for a nice install base of Blu-ray players by itself.
Clearing the way for Sony to make its Spring of '06 PS3 launch date was the Blu-ray Disc Group's refusal to adopt the iHD interactivity layer used in the competing HD DVD format. Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard had officially requested that the Blu-ray Group adopt mandatory managed copy and iHD, two key technologies that had sparked Microsoft and Intel to thus far pledge loyalty to the HD DVD group. Although managed copy was adopted as part of the Blu-ray standard, iHD, which is regarded as cheaper and less complex than Blu-ray's Java-based interactivity platform, was rejected at least in part because of the inevitable delays (including PS3's launch) that would be caused by incorporating it into the Blu-ray standard.
Talking PS3 and Blu-ray also gave Stringer an opportunity to outline Sony's compelling position in the high-definition future. In addition to owning the entire MGM and Columbia Pictures movie libraries, Sony expects to see more films produced using Sony's high-definition digital video cameras and is field-testing 4K resolution SXRD digital cinema projectors as we speak. Sony sees movies being produced on their cameras and shown theatrically using their SXRD-based projectors. What a compelling sales pitch it will be then to offer these movies to consumers on Blu-ray Disc in high-definition to be watched on a Sony SXRD-based front or rear projection television in the home.
As an aside, while not many filmmakers are yet embracing the idea of shooting their movies on digital video cameras, the advantages are even greater than they seem. It's obvious that there are advantages in editing and the use of computer-generated special effects. But watching the documentary "Within a Minute" on disc two of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith also showed me how much of an advantage it is to have edited digital "dailies," with sound, available quickly to the entire production crew. And filming digitally might hold more obvious presentation performance advantages to filmmakers when the playback chain in theaters goes digital as well.
On official hard dates for Blu-ray and PS3 launches, we're expecting to hear about both at CES 2006 in Las Vegas early next month.
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12-13-2005, 19:39 #101
12-13-2005, 21:24 #102
12-14-2005, 00:41 #103
Det blir ikke caddy på noen av formatene, det må være en svært gammel spiller som er vist frem.
De første utgavene av DVD hadde også caddy, det samme hadde DVD-RAM hvis ikke jeg husker feil.
12-14-2005, 01:50 #104
Sier du det, ja det var da gode nyheter ihvertfall. var en sony-spiller og sony-mannen sa nemlig at slik skulle det være!
12-14-2005, 10:24 #105
De tidlige BD spec'ene inneholdt caddy. Men det må da være minst et år siden disse ble tatt ut? Personlig tror jeg caddy hadde vært en god idé for å beskytte platene. Vi snakker jo ikke om en stor "vhs-kassett", men et lite hylster som akkurat omslutter platene. Men jeg ser jo at dette ville gitt en en dramatisk økning i produksjonskost.
12-14-2005, 13:56 #106
12-15-2005, 15:31 #107Opprinnelig postet av Soundfre@k
Det kan bety det samme som den gemene hop i Norge som kjøper dårlige stor-skjermer i bøtter og spann.Det er denne bevelsen jeg er litt redd når HD-DVD lanseres i US/Asia.Her kan pris og "godt nok" sette igang en bevegelse som kan sette markedskreftene igang, og da kan hva som helst skje! Jeg tror ikke at HD-DVD bør få for stort forsprang på lanseringstidspunktet.
La oss håpe på en rask bråvåkning hos Sony og resten av BD gjengen.
12-21-2005, 18:44 #108
Ser ut som Blue-ray blir regionskodet.Det blir vel vanskelig og modde de nye spillerne med all kodingen som skal komme.
Da må vi begynne å kjøpe spillere fra US da........eller.
12-21-2005, 19:57 #109Opprinnelig postet av Skynet
12-22-2005, 23:45 #110
Nå sier HD-DVD leiren at BluRay har vunnet :
Visepresidenten for produktutviklingen i Pioneer sier at det ikke er en kamp imellom BluRay og HD-DVD men en kamp imellom BluRay og DVD.
12-23-2005, 00:42 #111
12-23-2005, 01:12 #112
Ja det virker som om BD går av med den ene seieren. Den neste blir å vinne forbrukernes gunst.. Og det ser ut til at de må kjempe en ny kamp... Så får vi se hva som skjer...
01-04-2006, 19:48 #113
Da er første BR titler annonsert: (Hentet fra avsforum.com)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Behind Enemy Lines
Kiss of the Dragon
15 additional titles
2 50GB titles
Plans for simultanious DVD/BD releases
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Fifth Element (feat. uncompressed audio)
For a Few Dollars More
The Guns of Navarone
House of Flying Daggers
A Knight's Tale
Kung Fu Hustle
The Last Waltz (feat. uncompressed audio)
Legends of the Fall
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Sense and Sensibility
Underworld Evolution (simultanious DVD release)
Black Hawk Down (50GB disc)
Bridge on the River Kwai (50GB disc)
Simultanious DVD/BD release for all new films (from summer)
4 cataloge titles a month (from summer), 10 a month by 4th quarter.
The Italian Job (2004)
Manchurian Candidate (2005)
Mission Impossible Triology
Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
We Were Soldiers
U2: Rattle and Hum
The Devil's Rejects
Lord of War
Rambo: First Blood
See No Evil (simultanious DVD release)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
TBA Wednesday evening
Pirates of the Caribbean
Titles TBA Thursday evening
I tillegg kommer LOTR trilogien på begge formater i år etter det jeg forstod!
01-04-2006, 22:51 #114
Hmmm, virker som det er sommeren 2006 ting skal skje da..
"Interestingly two of the sources explicitly state the discs will be 1080p "HD master quality""
Skal de gå for 1080p?? Trodde egentlig ikke de skulle det jeg.. Dette er muligens kun rykter vel?
01-04-2006, 23:08 #115
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<drømmer> ...om en Sony Ruby VW-100 med 1080p rett fra en BlueRay-spiller til sommeren... </drømmer>
Vi har spennende tider i møte! Det hadde jo imidlertid vært veldig hendig at 1080p skikkelig inverce telecinet var tilgjengelig rett ut fra blueray-spillerne, noe som jo er mulig til tross for at informasjonen er lagret som 1080i i grunn. Så lenge recordingen stammer fra ekte 1080p filmmateriale, skal i følge folk som har forstått dette bedre enn meg, 1080i kunne kjøres tilbake til den eksakt tilsvarende 1080p kilden gitt korrekt prosessering.
Hvis imidlertid kun 1080i støttes, eller eventuelt at Blue-Ray spillerne gjør en begredelig jobb i å konvertere 1080i til 1080p (der stort sett samtlige av dagens videoprosessorer kjører signalet ned til 540p-kvalitet), får det bli å kjøpe inn en videoprosessor som takler inverce telecine av 1080i (f.eks. Dragonfly eller Crystalio II), med mindre en går for Sony's VW-100 da, som støtter inverce telecine av 1080i direkte!
01-04-2006, 23:12 #116Pioneer Electronics (USA) today introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas one of the world's first Blu-ray Disc players, marking an innovation in home entertainment that allows consumers to experience the ultimate in high-definition home theater.
"Blu-ray is one of the most exciting innovations in home theater consumers will see from the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, and Pioneer is at the forefront of this new market with one of the world's first Blu-ray Disc players as well as a Blu-ray Disc computer drive," said Russ Johnston, senior vice president of marketing and product planning for home entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Blu-ray Discs have the capacity to store up to 50 gigabytes of information on a single disc to meet consumers' growing demand for high-definition content. This new optical disc format enables consumers to purchase or rent major movie titles and enjoy all the benefits of high-definition audio and video quality with a 5-inch optical disc that looks very similar in size and shape to a DVD. The increased disc capacity will enable movie studios to include a complete high-definition movie on a single disc with more features than currently available on DVD including interactive features. The same technology will be used in Pioneer computer drives that will record up to 25 gigabytes of data for computer back-ups, home movies, music and other computer files.
HD Quality & Interactivity
Pioneer's new BDP-HD1 Blu-ray Disc player is designed to deliver 1920 x 1080p output, the highest of the three high-definition signals, providing consumers simple access to amazing audio, video and interactive content. It will now be as easy as stopping by the neighborhood video store to bring HD quality movies into the home. Hollywood studios are filling their end of the bargain by releasing some of the hottest movie titles on Blu-ray Disc and adding interactive features not possible with DVD because of its limited space capacity. The American public has grown to love DVD and once they experience Blu-ray Disc, they'll feel the same emotional attachment to this new technology. Pioneer's BDP-HD1 does offer backward compatibility for standard DVDs so consumers can maintain their existing DVD movie collection as they begin a new Blu-ray Disc collection.
HD Home Networking
Pioneer's full-featured unit takes home networking to another level with IP network capabilities that allow consumers to enjoy high-definition video and multi-channel audio content directly through the player rather than a computer. For simple integration into the home theater, the unit provides a single high-definition HDMI connection for users to view and hear all content transferred through the home network in HD.
For those operating a networked home, the BDP-HD1 was designed with Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) guidelines. When utilizing the IP networking capability, users will be able to access and easily load protected content currently stored on a DLNA compliant server or Windows XP PC using Windows Media Connect. In addition to favorite photos, music and movies, users can download new content straight to their computer for immediate viewing on a television through the player. The unit's playsforsure(TM) compliance provides compatibility with all existing Microsoft software.
For even easier set-up options, the unit features single wire connection through HDMI for the transfer of both video and audio in HD. HDMI output ensures the best quality picture and sound for both standard definition and Blu-ray Disc content. The Blu-ray Disc player is designed for easy operation offering a visually rich high-definition graphic user interface (GUI) for user-friendly navigation.
"Combining Blu-ray technology with Pioneer's newest 1080p plasma and high-definition receivers and speakers, we are ushering in a new dimension of high-definition home entertainment that creates an experience never before seen or heard in the home," Johnston said.
To complement the high-resolution picture capability, the BDP-HD1 reproduces new high-resolution audio formats: DTS-HD and Dolby Digital for a complete HD entertainment experience. Those with a large library of digital music files will be glad to know that the BDP-HD1 can playback compressed music files WMA (DRM compatible) and MP3, as well as LPCM.
Heritage of Optical Disc Expertise
Pioneer has been an innovator of optical disc technology since it brought LaserDisc, the precursor to DVD, to market in 1980. Pioneer went on to introduce the first DVD burner for computer use in 1997, the first DVD recorder as a VCR replacement in 1999, the first DVD burner priced for home computer users in 2001 and surpassed 5 million sales of DVD burners in 2003. The company now leads the market with the introduction of this new Blu-ray Disc player.
Blu-ray Disc BD-RE, BD-R, BD-ROM
DVD and other Video DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R, +RW, WMV,
Audio DTS-HD, Dolby Digital, WMA, MP3, LPCM
The BDP-HD1 will begin shipping to retailers across the country in June under the Pioneer Elite brand. It will have a suggested price of $1800.
01-04-2006, 23:18 #117
Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. ("Toshiba") unveiled today the market launch details for its line-up of the first High Definition DVD players for the U.S. market. The new HD DVD players, models HD-XA1 and HD-A1, will take advantage of the superior capabilities of the HD DVD format, including outstanding visual quality supported by leading-edge video compression technologies, the high resolution audio specifications and the capability for enhanced functionality including, Advanced Navigation, also referred to as "iHD."
To coincide with the rapid market penetration of HDTV devices in U.S. households, Toshiba's new HD DVD models will offer consumers a feature rich, high definition media format for the home, building upon the great features of today's DVD – one of the most successful A/V products ever. Both the HD-XA1 and the HD-A1 will start shipping to retailers in March, 2006.
"As a leader in home entertainment and a pioneer in DVD technology, we are very excited to introduce our first HD DVD players for U.S. consumers," said Jodi Sally, Vice President of Marketing, Toshiba America Consumer Products Digital A/V Group. "With the support of some of the hottest films, we can confidently say that Toshiba's HD DVD players will come to market with important industry backing in time to meet the HDTV transition."
An Evolution in Video Home Entertainment and a Revolution in Technology
As a logical evolution of the DVD market to high definition, the HD-XA1 and HD-A1 have backward compatibility, allowing users to continue to enjoy their libraries of current DVD and CD software*. Supporting the leading-edge efficient video compression standards of MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1, as well as MPEG2, both models will utilize the new video decoder chip developed by Broadcom. To meet the latest advancements in Audio/Video interfaces, both models connect to HDTV sets via a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™). HDMI is the first industry-supported all digital A/V connection providing the transmission of uncompressed digital video and multi-channel audio on a single cable. The new HD DVD players will output copy-protected HD content through the HDMI interface in the native format of the HD DVD disc content of either 720p or 1080i. Through the HDMI interface, standard definition DVDs can be upconverted to output resolution of 720p or 1080i to complement the performance of a HDTV. As the conversion takes place in the player, the signal remains free from excessive digital-to-analog conversion artifacts.
High Quality Audio
Toshiba's HD-XA1 and HD-A1 support a variety of HD audio options to complement HD video offerings. The mandatory audio formats for HD DVD include both lossy and lossless formats from Dolby Labs and DTS® – including the newly developed Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS-HD.
The lossless mandatory formats include Linear PCM and Dolby TrueHD (only 2 Channel support is mandatory). The TrueHD format is bit-for-bit identical to the high resolution studio masters and can support up to eight discrete full range channels of 24-bit/96k Hz audio. Another lossless format (specified as an optional format) is DTS-HD. This employs high sampling rates of up to192k Hz.
Both models feature built-in multi-channel decoders for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD (2 channel), DTS and DTS-HD. The HD-XA1 employs the use of
four high performance DSP engines to decode the multi-channel streams of the wide array of audio formats. These high performance processors will perform the required conversion process, as well as the extensive on-board Multi-Channel Signal Management including: User Selectable Crossovers, Delay Management and Channel Level Management.
The new HD DVD players can pass digital information to a Surround Sound Processor/Receiver via S/PDIF or HDMI. For Dolby Digital and DTS, the bitstream will be passed through both connections just as in a standard DVD player with the same interfaces. Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD content will be converted to a standard bitstream format that is compatible with any processor equipped with decoders of the respective formats and output through S/PDIF and HDMI. Additionally, all the audio formats for either DVD or HD DVD will be decoded to PCM and output via HDMI in either stereo or multi-channel.
High Definition Design
The design of both new HD DVD players was developed to complement the newly designed DLP™ Projection TV models as well as Toshiba's extensive flat panel TV line-up. Specifically, the construction of the HD-XA1 was developed not only for advancements in performance, but also for the refinements expected of a high performance player. It features a motorized door which conceals the disc drawer, function buttons and two front USB ports, for convenient connection of gaming controllers. The HD-XA1 also includes three different user selectable interfaces to further enhance customization and a backlit remote control that is conveniently motion activated.
Because HD DVD Discs spin at higher revolutions than a standard DVD, accurate mechanical engineering went into the chassis design of both models. A double chassis construction is employed to add stability and strength against vibrations and the HD-XA1 adds insulated stabilizing feet to provide a steadfast foundation for the device.
High Definition Market Launch
Toshiba also unveiled an extensive integrated marketing communications campaign to support the launch of its first HD DVD players. The multi-tiered campaign is designed to create consumer awareness for HD DVD and to support retailers with promotional and training activities.
A teaser micro-site was recently launched with the release of a full micro-site to follow.
The current teaser micro-site has been designed to educate consumers on HD DVD, and the launch of the full micro-site will include pertinent product and software information with links on where to buy, options for pre-ordering players, as well as listings of where to see product demonstrations.
Toshiba also announced a retail demonstration plan which will target the top 38 TV viewing markets in the U.S. beginning in February, 2006. In advance of the actual product launch in March, Toshiba's 38-city "road tour" will include consumer demonstrations and retailer training at many of the top electronics retail outlets nationwide.
Beginning this Spring, an extensive advertising campaign titled, "So real you can feel it," will target the HDTV consumer. This campaign will be supported by continued consumer education through the use of HD DVD collateral materials to help make consumers aware of the benefits of HD DVD.
To support retailers, Toshiba will offer an HD DVD in-store product display designed to enhance retail presence and to provide valuable information regarding HD DVD. The display also offers the retailer the flexibility to add HD DVD software to surround the display. These displays will work in conjunction with Toshiba's HDTV in-store presence, and Toshiba will also add retail incentives to encourage attachment of a HD DVD player to the sale of Toshiba's HDTV products.
Pricing and Availability
HD-XA1 ($799.99, March 2006); HD-A1 ($499.99, March 2006)
Samsung Electronics formally kicks off the era of Blu-ray today, as it demonstrates its BD-P1000 Blu-ray disc (BD) player here at CES. The new device will let consumers take full advantage of high-definition displays, playing content at native 720p or 1080i video resolutions. The player will ship in early Spring and shortly thereafter will become the first BD player from any manufacturer to be sold in the U.S. It is expected to retail for approximately $1,000.
The BD player includes a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) output, an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface on a single cable, allowing users to easily connect the Blu-ray player to their existing home televisions. It will also decode standard multi-channel audio.
“Samsung’s Blu-ray player will be the first available to consumers, and we will continue to innovate with our introduction of a Blu-ray recorder later this year,” said President Geesung Choi of Samsung Electronics’ Digital Media Business. “With today’s announcement and those to come, Samsung is demonstrating its leadership in driving the next generation optical format.”
Samsung developed all components of the BD-P1000 internally. Samsung’s unique technology – one pickup with two lenses – allows it to also play standard DVDs and CDs in addition to Blu-ray discs while allowing for more cost-effective production. The supported DVD formats include DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R. Additional features of the BD-P1000 include memory card reader, full audio format support, pop-up and always-on menu options; a full color high-definition animated button; and improved bitmap and text subtitles.
The increased storage capacity of Blu-ray discs allows the Samsung BD player to offer an astounding 25 GB of content on a single-sided disc (50 GB per dual layer) - nearly six times the capacity of traditional DVDs and enough space for two hours of high-definition movies or recorded content (see chart below).
The Blu-ray next-generation optical disc format was created by a group of the world’s top consumer electronics companies, including Samsung. This format was intended to meet intense consumer demand for playing and recording high-definition content, which far surpasses the video quality DVD can handle. With remarkable high quality video and crisp audio clarity, Blu-ray is unsurpassed in high-definition entertainment. Other applications including gaming and interactive media will take even greater advantage of the format.
Connectivity includes CVBS Output, S-Video Output, component output, HDMI and both digital and analog audio outputs. Supported audio formats include 192KHz LPCM, Dolby digital & Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG 2, DTS and MP3. BD-P1000 also has a memory card reader supporting Compact Flash, XD Picture card, Micro Drive, SD, MMC & RS-MMC, Memory stick and Memory stick duo (all TM).
The BD-P1000 is scheduled to ship to the U.S. in early Spring 2006, in tandem with the availability of the first pre-recorded Blu-ray titles. It is expected to retail for approximately $1,000.
01-04-2006, 23:18 #118
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Oj, her var det mye spennende nyheter! 1080p output, som forhåpentligvis er skikkelig inverce telecine prosessert 1080i (med mindre kilden er lagret i 1080p og en slipper konverteringer, som selvsagt er det beste) er jo veldig bra. I tillegg synes jeg det er spennende at de har en nettverkskobling som skal støtte nedlastning fra mediaservere av HD-materiale. På den måten kan en altså gjemme unna en server med masser av kildemateriale liggende som streames over til blueray-spilleren i stua - da snakker vi!
01-04-2006, 23:21 #119
Rings, Harry and Kong to go high-def
JAN. 4 | The Mission: Impossible and Lord of the Rings trilogies as well as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Peter Jackson’s King Kong all will be released on high-definition digital discs this year.
2006 ser ut til å bli spennende!
01-05-2006, 00:04 #120
Men hva med oss med CRT kan vi bruke det?