Thursday, February 14th 2008

Sharp Develops New Laser Capable of Recording Blu-ray Discs at 6x

Sharp has developed new 250 mW blue-violet laser diodes which promise to bring a substantial speed boost to Blu-ray writers – up from 72Mb/s today to a maximum of 216Mb/s, equal to 6x recording speed. The new laser will be produced in two models – one 3.3mm package for laptop Blu-ray writers and a 5.6mm version for desktop drives. Samples of the new diodes are available at this time, but aren’t exactly cheap: Sharp charges 50,000 Yen or about $462 per unit. The company will start mass production of both products from April 2008.

Source: TG Daily
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10 Comments on Sharp Develops New Laser Capable of Recording Blu-ray Discs at 6x

#1
Ravenas
Glad to see that the Blu-Ray technology is being pushed further and further. :toast:
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#2
das müffin mann
i wish bluray would hurry up and win this war already, and with this it may just allow them to do that
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[I.R.A]_FBi
by: das müffin mann
i wish bluray would hurry up and win this war already, and with this it may just allow them to do that
they won already .. just hope there is no excessive price gouging ala intel stylee
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#4
das müffin mann
not quite, hd is still hanging in there, don't know why but they are
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#5
Ravenas
by: das müffin mann
not quite, hd is still hanging in there, don't know why but they are
They are hanging in because they have manufactures with tons of products that they want to make money on before they have a dead product. By summer time, this will all be over...Retailers are already reporting that they have more HD-DVD player returns than they actually have in stock.
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#6
JacKz5o
Wow 250mW, thats a strong diode!
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#8
surfsk8snow.jah
by: das müffin mann
i could make something like that if i wanted to...
+1
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Why cant they put the 3.3 mm diode in the desktop as well?
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