Philips boosts DVD capacity

By Julio Franco · 11 replies
Oct 6, 2003
  1. Dutch company Philips Electronics says it has developed a new technology with Japan's Mitsubishi Kagaku Media that nearly doubles the storage capacity of data on recordable DVD discs.

    Philips, Europe's largest maker of consumer electronics and lighting, said Friday that its new dual-layer technology raised the capacity of recordable DVDs (DVD+R) to 8.5GB from 4.7GB for single-layer DVD discs.

    Read more: CNet News.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    That's great! Currently, its hard to copy (hmm.. I mean "backup"!) a lot of DVDs, because they are over 7GB and recordable DVDs only go up to 4.7GB. You need to strip some of the data away, etc. Now, you can just do a straight disk to disk copy.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    This is likely to stir up a reaction from MPAA. They aren't going to like this one bit, which makes me like it even more. I just love it when the likes of RIAA and MPAA get their feathers all ruffled over advances in technology that they see as another way for us evil consumers to rip them off.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Hehehe maybe there will be a program where you just place a DVD movie in your DVD-ROM and a blank DVD in your DVD-RW drive, and hit copy and it does everything in one go, strips away CSS encryption, region, etc, and then burns it direct to DVD disk.
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Hey guys, that's nothing. Look at this at How much could you copy, er, backup, on one of these babies.
    Now that you have read that, see what you think about this.
  6. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Thats crazy! 10 Terabytes? Even with the high price... could you imagine having every piece of data you have from movies to personal work all backed up onto one disc! Ridiculous.
  7. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    1 scratch....
  8. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Baah! 10 Terabytes will be the size of the games that come out in ten years, no problem.
  9. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    That would be so crazy phant. And i cant wait for the day that games are 10 Terabytes and on 1 single disc. That would be off the hook.
  10. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    hmmmm...maybe it is finally time for me to get a dvd-burner. :grinthumb
  11. Shnig

    Shnig TS Enthusiast Posts: 170

    I cant see that happining phant
  12. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I seem to remember people making doubtful remarks like that not long ago when people speculated that an average game would soon be over 1GB. Just a few short years later, many games now take up over 1GB. 10 years ago, you would have been laughed out of Silicon Valley for suggesting that a game(or anything else) would take up 1GB+ of space in less than 10 yrs time.

    Phant's remark is not far fetched at all.
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