Archive for the ‘Optical Drive’ Category
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 20, 2016 under Optical Drive
Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology (TSST), the joint venture between the two named firms that manufactures optical drives, is no longer making them according to sources familiar with the matter. This ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on August 6, 2015 under Accessories, HTPC, Monitors, Optical Drive
The Blu-ray disc association on Wednesday announced that it plans to begin licensing its Ultra HD Blu-ray format on the 24th of August. The set of technologies will allow makers of players, receivers ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on June 12, 2015 under Optical Drive
Taiyo Yuden may not be a familiar name outside of Japan, but it is one of the world’s largest makers of optical recording media. Rebranded Taiyo Yuden products can be found under Fujifilm, Maxell, P... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on May 16, 2015 under Accessories, HTPC, Monitors, Optical Drive
After Blu-ray disc association this week finalized the Ultra HD Blu-ray specifications, industry watchers believe that the new players and discs will show up on the market by the end of the year. Pa... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on May 15, 2015 under Accessories, HTPC, Monitors, Optical Drive
The Blu-ray disc association (BDA) this week said it had completed development of the Ultra HD Blu-ray specification and released the new logo. The upcoming technology will enable delivery of video co... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 14, 2015 under Accessories, HTPC, Monitors, Optical Drive
The Blu-ray disc association (BDA) has been working on a new BD specification that supports ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K resolution for about a year now. Apparently, the organization is on-track wit... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on March 10, 2014 under Optical Drive
Sony and Panasonic on Monday introduced their new jointly-developed optical disc format called Archival Disc that allows to store from 300GB to 1TB of data on a single 120mm disc. Both Sony and Panaso... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 20, 2014 under HTPC, Optical Drive
The Blu-ray disc association (BDA), the organization responsible for setting up Blu-ray standards, has confirmed that the work on a specification of Blu-ray disc for ultra-high-definition (UHD) video ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 14, 2014 under HTPC, Optical Drive
Even though video streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix are growing rapidly these days, the majority of consumers still prefer movies on good-old optical media, such as Blu-ray disc (BD) an... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Anton Shilov on January 3, 2014 under Console, Optical Drive
With the progress that services like Steam, Origin and Netflix are making these days, many think that packaged media is a thing of the past. Despite this, they continue to play an important role in th... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 28, 2011 under HTPC, Optical Drive
Following on from KitGuru's revelation that Asus has launched the Essence One audiophile amp at CeBIT 2011, we've now spotted a pair of full-spec Blu-ray players. Does this mark the beginning of a sus... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on February 15, 2011 under Highlights, Optical Drive
Blu Ray writers are finally starting to come down in price and today we are reviewing the Plextor PX-B940SA drive. Plextor have been producing some of the finest drives on the market for the last ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on October 5, 2010 under Channel, Optical Drive, SSD Drives
Optical drive sales have slowed down considerably in 2010, as many people opt for USB and networking for media storage and transfer. In a move to help counter this, Hitachi-LG have been working on new... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on September 17, 2010 under Announcements, Optical Drive
If, like me you rarely use an internal optical drive now in any of your system builds, then the product we are looking at today will be of particular interest. The Asus Extreme Slim DVD-RW Drive i... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on August 24, 2010 under Component, Highlights, Optical Drive
At KitGuru we review a plethora of different products but it's not often that we look at things like optical drives which are reasonably homogeneous in design and don't differ greatly in terms of ... more.
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