Twentieth Century Fox to release films on Blu-ray.

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Allan, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Allan

    Allan Guest

    Twentieth Century Fox, a member of the board of directors of the
    Blu-ray Disc Association, will release content on the new high
    definition Blu-ray Disc format through its subsidiary Twentieth
    Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.

    The company will begin releasing new films, TV programming and other
    titles from Fox’s library of film and television programming when
    Blu-ray hardware launches in North America, Japan, and Europe. Fox’s
    film library includes films ranging from the Alien, Die Hard and X-Men
    series to The Sound of Music and Gentlemen’s Agreement. The TV library
    includes series such as The Simpsons, The X-Files, Mary Tyler Moore
    and Lost in Space.

    In March, Apple become a member of the Blu-ray Consortium’s Board of
    Directors. Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a
    next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray
    Disc Association (BDA), a group of leading consumer electronics and PC
    companies (including Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi,
    Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson).
    The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback
    of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of
    data. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25GB, which can be used to
    record over two hours of HDTV or more than 13 hours of
    standard-definition TV. There are also dual-layer versions of the
    discs that can hold 50GB.

    While current optical disc technologies such as DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW,
    and DVD-RAM use a red laser to read and write data, the new format
    uses a blue-violet laser instead (hence the name Blu-ray). Despite the
    different type of lasers used, Blu-ray products can be made backwards
    compatible through the use of a BD/DVD/CD compatible optical pickup
    and allow playback of CDs and DVDs.

    There’s a competing format, HD-DVD format, developed by Toshiba. It’s
    based in large part on existing DVD technology and could well turn out
    to be less expensive to produce than the Blu-ray. In fact, Toshiba
    claims it can make HD-DVDs disks for about the same price as current
    DVDs. Also, players of disks based on Toshiba’s HD DVD technology
    would be able to play current DVDs as well as those in
    high-definition, according to Toshiba. Paramount Pictures, Universal
    Studios, Disney and Warner Brothers have all backed the HD-DVD format.

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    Allan, Jul 29, 2005
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    RichA Guest

    Figures that piece of garbage studio would do this.
    When Warner and some others were building the DVD business,
    these cowards (along with Disney) sat on the sidelines so
    they wouldn't have to risk anything. Morons.
    RichA, Jul 31, 2005
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