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Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years RRS feed

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  • "Within three years it will just be Blu-ray," Frank Simonis, the Blu-ray Disc Association's European chairman, said at the CeBIT technology trade show. Blu-ray, which offers 25GB per layer for storing high-definition films and other content (five times more than DVDs), will first have to beat the rival HD-DVD format, which offers 17GB per layer but claims cheaper production of players, burners and discs. The HD DVD camp conceded it is being outsold by Blu-ray because of PS3 by at least five to one, but it claims that sales of movie titles are still level. A total of 5.2 million Blu-ray discs have already been sold, said Nick Sharples at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Hundreds of thousands of titles have been given away to consumers buying a PS3.
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 5:59 AM

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