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

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    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.

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    Glad to see that the Blu-Ray technology is being pushed further and further. :toast:
     
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    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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    they won already .. just hope there is no excessive price gouging ala intel stylee
     
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    not quite, hd is still hanging in there, don't know why but they are
     
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    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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    Wow 250mW, thats a strong diode!
     
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    i could make something like that if i wanted to...
     
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    Why cant they put the 3.3 mm diode in the desktop as well?
     
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    because that would be cool;)
     

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