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Are 50GB Blu-Ray Discs Even Possible? | PS3Blog.net

Of course. These have been widely available on store shelves for over a year! Many of us own several.

But here is a very amusing flashback to Fall of 2005:

Richard E. Doherty, program manager in Microsoft’s media entertainment technology convergence group said (via Arstechnica):

“The 50GB claim for BD-ROM discs is unproven and will not be available for many years to come, based on discussions with major Japanese and US replicators.”

Or from tgdaily.com:

“BD-ROM currently claims a theoretical maximum of 50 GByte. But on Monday, the Microsoft/Intel joint statement alleged that Blu-ray discs had only demonstrated thus far a physical BD-ROM capacity of 25 GByte”

Microsoft’s Jordi Ribas, also says, paraphrased via Arstechnica:

“On paper, Blu-ray has 50GB support, but outside of a lab context, the 50GB disc is missing in action.”

Josh Peterson of HP said via Tom’s Hardware:

“I’ve seen the lines that are making dual-layer BD-ROM drives. I’ve been to the factories. I’ve seen the lines where they’re making dual-layer recordable discs. So [Microsoft and Intel] saying that it’s not possible is obviously misinformation that they were fed, or that they’re feeding others.”

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I’m sure bitter tears are being cried right now 😆

Comments

  1. Lol, where did that come from??

    90% of my BD ROM movies are dual layer BDs^^

  2. It’s a look down at memory lane Segitz. These things were all said before the release of the ps3. Everyone knows that microsoft is good at creating spin, misguiding the masses in order to sell some more badly designed xboxes. This is a good laugh at things said in the past. I’m sure most of those people just said what they did because they wanted to be with the “winning” team. Seems to me they were also roused by the triple M, the Microsoft Marketing Machine.

  3. Yeah, I missed the “2005” quotes line 😀

  4. …it says that up to that point they had not actually show the 50gb discs…which they hadn’t. am I the only one who remembers how long it was before 50gb discs actually showed up, compared to when they were originally promised?

  5. Of course not rjcc, but they’re having their “moment” here so lets just let them have it…

  6. “am I the only one who remembers how long it was before 50gb discs actually showed up, compared to when they were originally promised?”

    rjcc, blu-ray first hit stores in about June 2006 and 50GB discs were on shelves in large numbers in Fall later that year. That wasn’t that long.

    Scott is right. Let us have our moment. 🙂

  7. D.Vader

    WTF is FUD?

  8. D.Vader

    Ahh fear uncertainty and doubt. 🙂

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