“The show of support from Microsoft is considered a boost for the next-generation, blue-laser DVD technology, which is promoted by Japanese conglomerates NEC Corp. and Toshiba Corp.
Blue light, with a shorter wavelength than the red laser used in conventional DVD recorders, can read and store data at the higher densities needed for high-definition recordings. “
Sony has already shown their support for Blue-Laser technology by launching their own DVD recorder a while back. Panasonic is expected to announce a player/recorder based on this technology later this week, followed later in the year with new Toshiba blue-laser DVD products.
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