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  1.    14 May 2015 #1
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    Blu-ray Disc Association New Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification and Logo


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    Format Licensing on Schedule to Commence Summer 2015

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced completion of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and released the new logo that will delineate Ultra HD Blu-ray products. The Ultra HD Blu-ray specification, which represents the work of global leaders from the consumer electronics, IT and content creation industries, will enable delivery of Ultra HD content via Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc to the rapidly growing number of UHD TV households.

    “For years, Blu-ray Dischas set the standard for high definition picture and audio quality in the home. Ultra HD Blu-ray will do the same for UHD home entertainment," said Victor Matsuda, chair, BDA Promotions Committee. “The technical capabilities of Blu-ray Disc, in particular its significant storage capacity and high data transfer rates, will enable the delivery of an unparalleled, consistent and repeatable UHD experience."

    The completed Ultra HD Blu-ray specification addresses a range of factors, beyond simply increasing resolution, that will significantly enhance the home entertainment experience for consumers. In addition to delivering content in up-to 3840x2160 resolution, the Ultra HD Blu-ray format enables delivery of a significantly expanded color range and allows for the delivery of high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rate content. Next-generation immersive, object-based sound formats will also be delivered via the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. Additionally, with the optional digital bridge feature, the specification enhances the value of content ownership by embracing the notion that a content purchase can enable the consumer to view their content across the range of in-home and mobile devices.

    The specification also mandates all new Ultra HD Blu-ray players be capable of playing back current Blu-ray Discs, giving consumers access to the vast library of more than 10,000 titles currently available on Blu-ray Disc.

    Licensing of Ultra HD Blu-ray is scheduled to begin this Summer. The BDA is working closely with industry leaders in the authoring, testing, certification and replication industries to develop the tools and process needed to ensure interoperability between players and software and to facilitate the development of a robust ecosystem to support the hardware and title launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    About Blu-ray
    Blu-ray Disc™ and Ultra HD Blu-ray are trademarks owned by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and licensed for use on discs, players and other products that use BDA’s optical disc format for high definition and UHD audio-video and high capacity data software applications. Single layer Blu-ray Disc can hold up to 25GB of data and dual-layer discs up to 50GB of data. New ULTRA HD Blu-ray discs hold up to 66GB and 100GB of data on dual and triple layer discs respectively.

    About the Blu-ray Disc Association
    The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is responsible for promoting and developing business opportunities for Blu-ray Disc™ - the BDA’s optical disc format for high definition audio-video and high capacity data software applications. The BDA has approximately 100 member companies. Its Board of Directors consists of individuals affiliated with the following member companies: Dolby Laboratories Inc., DTS Inc., Hitachi, Ltd., Intel Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., LG Electronics Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Pioneer Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Corporation, Technicolor, Toshiba Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios , The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
    Source: Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Specification and Releases New Logo | Business Wire
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  2.    14 May 2015 #2
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    Here is the logo
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  3.    14 May 2015 #3
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    Spinning media is dead... or soon will be... I'd much rather just have a 128GB flash drive.
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  4.    14 May 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Spinning media is dead... or soon will be... I'd much rather just have a 128GB flash drive.
    That'll be here soon enough even 256GB is only a couple of years away.(Remember Moore's Law).
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  5.    14 May 2015 #5
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    Read-only


    Write-once optical media won't get overwritten with malware (once it's been finalised).

    Apparently you can buy read-only-lockable USB sticks, but I've never seen one advertised and I've never seen any in stores (here in Australia).
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  6.    14 May 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Write-once optical media won't get overwritten with malware (once it's been finalised).

    Apparently you can buy read-only-lockable USB sticks, but I've never seen one advertised and I've never seen any in stores (here in Australia).
    There are lockable USB sticks that have a switch on them (SD cards too) to lock it into read-only mode. However, the point being that if a big movie studio is distributing a 100GB movie, they can produce Write-once USB sticks that have no switch. Or they might even be ROM's and not flash at all, or have a small amount of rewriteable flash to allow things like feature keys and what not to be installed.

    Regardless, spinning media has too many limitations. They can scratch, get warped in heat, limited size... then you need much more complex equipment to play it back, and it has moving parts that fail. And, a disk takes up a lot more room than a USB key, so it costs more to ship, package, and takes up more warehouse space.

    I for one won't buy DVD's anymore. I only buy digital downloads.
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  7.    15 May 2015 #7


    Hi there

    Sorry Brink / Shawn

    I appreciate your posts and assistance / tutorials etc but IMO Physical media is as DEAD as the dodo for things like Multi-media -- with fast Internet these days (and even if you don't have it NOW most people WILL have it soon enough) even a 4K HD movie won't take long to download / stream over the net.

    Who needs physical players any more (apart from playing old legacy DVD's etc). Even if you don't have a smart TV those USB sticks with things like Amazon TV make streaming from the net a doddle.

    I actually HAVE a Blu ray player --guess what - I've NEVER even played a SINGLE blu ray DVD in it -- I've just used MEZZMO to stream Blu ray quality HD to the device and play it into a TV.

    Finally you also don't get those stupid regional limitations or DRM crud when streaming over the net either (or at least it's easily removed). Physical spinning media is just too much hassle these days - especially when the latest micro sdHC cards are projected to soon have capacities of 128 / 256 GB soon - so there's nothing to stop downloads to a mobile phone and then stream to a decent TV at full 4K HD quality.

    Cheers
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  8.    15 May 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Spinning media is dead... or soon will be... I'd much rather just have a 128GB flash drive.
    Off course it is. I would rather have the media in my sweaty paw so I can do what I want with it. Digital file delivery is OK for instant gratification but I like the media hard copy. Amazon is great in this respect by providing a RIP till the CD arrives so I can them RIP it to FLAC.
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  9.    15 May 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I appreciate your posts and assistance / tutorials etc but IMO Physical media is as DEAD as the dodo for things like Multi-media -- with fast Internet these days (and even if you don't have it NOW most people WILL have it soon enough) even a 4K HD movie won't take long to download / stream over the net.
    Depends if you consider 10+ years to be soon.
    Here in Australia, it's going to be a very long time before the majority of users will be able to stream 2160p.

    The current LNP government is going out of its way to make sure that we never get optical fibre to the home (simply because the previous Labor government tried to introduce it).

    We've only got Netflix a couple of months ago and apparently the national network is already clogged.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Physical spinning media is just too much hassle these days - especially when the latest micro sdHC cards are projected to soon have capacities of 128 / 256 GB soon - so there's nothing to stop downloads to a mobile phone and then stream to a decent TV at full 4K HD quality.
    Here in Australia I've never heard of a mobile plan with 256 GB of data per month.

    Our Internet package (landline) includes 200 GB of data per month, but the maximum speed is 6 Mb/s (and it usually seems to be a lot less than that).
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  10.    15 May 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Depends if you consider 10+ years to be soon.
    Here in Australia, it's going to be a very long time before the majority of users will be able to stream 2160p.

    The current LNP government is going out of its way to make sure that we never get optical fibre to the home (simply because the previous Labor government tried to introduce it).

    We've only got Netflix a couple of months ago and apparently the national network is already clogged.


    Here in Australia I've never heard of a mobile plan with 256 GB of data per month.

    Our Internet package (landline) includes 200 GB of data per month, but the maximum speed is 6 Mb/s (and it usually seems to be a lot less than that).
    The same in many parts of the UK (outside the towns/cities), where I am the max speed is 2 Mb/s (on a very good day), we do get unlimited, but with these speeds its annoying to even download SD, never mind anything higher

    It will be a sad day if physical media dies anytime soon
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