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PlayStation 3 To Use Blu-Ray Discs

“A single-sided, dual layer Blu-Ray (BD-ROM) disc can hold 54Gb of data, compared with just over 9Gb on a standard DVD-ROM, and the use of up-to-date video compression standards on BD-ROM discs allows the playback of high definition encoded video.

Sony is hoping that by including a BD-ROM drive in the PlayStation 3, it will repeat the same success that it enjoyed in the early life of the PlayStation 2 – when many people saw the console as a good way to adopt the DVD format for the first time.

The company’s engineers are currently working on an optical head that will be able to read from all three disc formats – CD, DVD and BD – for inclusion in the PS3.”

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