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Toshiba, NEC snub Blu-ray DVD format

Toshiba and NEC are demonstrating a new DVD recording technology that promises a significantly higher storage capacity without a major investment in new production facilities. However, the companies have snubbed Blu-ray, a similar technology which has the backing of companies including Hitachi, Matsushita, Samsung and Sony.

Toshiba and NEC will present details of their blue-laser format, called Advanced Optical Disc (AOD), this week at the Optical Data Storage 2003 conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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