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Turning Diamond Flaws Into Long-Term 3D Data Storage

With the amount of data storage required for our daily lives growing steadily and the technology currently available almost saturated, we are in desperate need of a new method of data storage. The standard magnetic hard drive (HDD) – like…

New method of data storage capable of storing a million times more data than DVDs | Imperial News

Researchers have developed a new high-density technique for storing digital information with the potential to redesign optical storage media. Recording and storing large amounts of data is one of the most pressing and large-scale problems of this century. A growing…

Microsoft’s $ 15 DVD Player app for Windows 10 gets a new update

Last year, Microsoft released its new Windows DVD Player application for Windows 10 PCs. The company’s DVD Player application is not available for free. Instead, you’ll have to pay $ 15 to be able to install it on your PC….

Digital data storage is experiencing breathtaking growth

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Until the 19th century – say until the Napoleonic wars – life on earth proceeded at a slow pace without significant differences over long periods of time. If you were…

Six futuristic data storage technologies

By Cat DiStasio Digital technology is taking over the world and scientists are working hard to find better ways to store data, in large quantities and for long periods of time. Scientists are exploring new materials for storing data as…

The 9 Weirdest Data Storage Devices Ever

Storage devices have taken many strange forms throughout history. We have seen it all an old loom from the 19th century to the massive data centers that power companies like Facebook and Google. But along the way, some really weird…

How To Record Music From Compact Disc To iPod | Small business

Carrying dozens of CDs can be a tedious task, so it makes sense to record music from those discs for playback on an easier-to-carry iPod. Apple’s iTunes software makes this process seamless. Using iTunes to record music from CD and…

Laptop and DVD player found not working in Tesla Model S after fatal crash

UPDATE: During a phone call, Sergeant Kim Montes told Motor Trend that investigators found a laptop, computer cradle and portable DVD player inside the vehicle. However, police have not confirmed that the devices were not working after the crash. After…

Laptop and DVD player found in fatal Tesla autopilot crash not working when discovered, police say

There is a new small detail but an important development in the investigation into the fatal crash of the Tesla Model S while the autopilot system was activated. We now learn that the Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that a…

Officials: DVD player found in fatal Tesla autopilot crash

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Now it makes a little more sense how a driver could possibly watch a Harry Potter DVD when his Tesla on autopilot crashed and killed…

DVD player found in Tesla car in fatal crash in May

By Barbara Liston, Bernie Woodall WILLISTON, Fla. (Reuters) – A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a collision with a truck on May 7, Florida Highway…

Chemistry Professor Uses Optical Methods to Alter Data Storage: UNM Newsroom

Center for Physics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science Could Accelerate Project Growth A chemistry professor at the University of New Mexico is building synthetic molecules that would revolutionize data storage capacity. These molecules, along with a variety of other applications, could…

Tech Turns To Biology As Data Storage Needs Explode

Researchers have decoded the genomes of mammoths and a 700,000-year-old horse using DNA fragments extracted from fossils in recent years. DNA clearly persists much longer than the bodies whose genetic codes it carries. IT specialists and engineers have long dreamed…

Optical disc drives are not dead

There is something about obviated technology that just makes it endearing to me. Take the once ubiquitous CD player of old-fashioned laptops and desktops (in the past about a decade ago). It was nearly obsolete by Apple’s MacBook Air and…

Microsoft buys 10 million DNA strands from Twist for data storage research

Microsoft ($MSFT) has ordered 10 million synthetic DNA strands from Twist Bioscience. The deal gives Microsoft the hardware to conduct research into digital DNA data storage, a method designed to allow long-term storage of information in a relatively small space….

Sony increases optical disk storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are falling out of favor, but Sony and Panasonic don’t seem to care. Companies have increased storage capacity on optical media to 3.3TB. It’s a big step forward in Sony’s optical storage, which is based on…

How long before CD Rot destroys all of Kanye West’s compact discs? Not very

Kanye West is done with CDs: coming out Pablo’s life only via a tidal flow and referring to its blank album wrap for 2013 Yeezus As an “open coffin for CDs,” West pledged allegiance to the digital future and called…

Nanostructured glass used for high density 5D data storage

Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a method to store hundreds of terabytes of data in small discs of nanostructured glass that could last for billions of years. (Credit: University of Southampton) Developed by researchers at the University’s…

Experimental 5D data storage could store 360TB of games for 13.8 billion years

You know that game you keep coming back to no matter how much you’ve played it? Thanks to a new data storage technology called 5D, you’ll be able to store it on a tiny piece of nanostructured glass and recharge…

The new data storage solution can store the world’s data in your pocket. Still

Imagine a world where you can literally store the entire history of the world in the pocket of your jeans. Still. Well, that world is here and that time is now. Researchers have not only already discovered – but have…

Imation is trying to become a data storage survivor

Nearly 20 years ago, 3M created a group of low-margin companies that became Imation. But the new company struggled to find its footing, and its products – like recording tapes, photo film, and floppy disks, among others – became dinosaurs….

Adele pioneers the use of the “compact disc” format with the new album “25”

Adele made waves around the world on Friday with the release of her new album, 25. But, in an astonishing gesture, she chose not to stream her album on services like Spotify. Instead, she makes the highly anticipated album available…

Scientists invent Superman-like crystal data storage medium

Scientists have invented a new data storage medium which they liken to the crystals used to store data in Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. According to scientists, crystals are so good at storing data that data encoded on them with lasers…

Microsoft recognizes several issues with Windows 10 DVD Player app, suggests workarounds

Windows 10 is packed with new things, but one feature that didn’t stand out from earlier versions of the operating system was Media Center. Microsoft once had high hopes for its Windows Media Center software, but it never took off…

Microsoft Details Known Bugs Affecting Windows 10 DVD Player App, With Workarounds

We’ve already established that Microsoft’s DVD Player for Windows 10 is a $ 15 scam. Not only is it extremely expensive in a world where VLC is available for free, but the Windows Store app has several annoying bugs that…

Microsoft Releases Workarounds for Common DVD Player Application Problems

If you are one of the unfortunate users having trouble with DVD Player app in Windows 10, you are not alone. The good news is that Microsoft is actively working on fixes for a number of issues, but so far…

Get your alternatives to Windows 10 DVD player app

Microsoft took on a great deal of responsibility when it decided to make Windows 10 the last iteration of the operating system to date. Needless to say, a whole bunch of services and apps have been discontinued or upgraded. Some…

Microsoft releases DVD player app for Windows 10 – for $15

CBS Microsoft has introduced a DVD player app for Windows 10 for people who still want to pop in a good old-fashioned disc to watch a movie. Officially launched on July 29, Windows 10 has been hailed for introducing several…

Windows 10 has a $ 15 DVD player app you shouldn’t buy

Microsoft may have inadvertently advocated for downloads and movie streams. The company has published an official DVD player app that lets you play old-fashioned movies on disc in Windows 10. Sounds handy, doesn’t it? It does, but there’s a big…

Microsoft launches DVD player app for Windows 10 – for $ 15

CNET Microsoft has introduced a DVD player app for Windows 10 for people who still want to insert a good old-fashioned disc to watch a movie. Officially launched on July 29, Windows 10 was praised for introducing several new and…

The Windows 10 DVD Player app is now in the Windows Store for $ 14.99

Here is the summary description of the application from Microsoft: “Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 makes it easy to watch your favorite DVDs. Watch commercial and home-made discs in DVD-Video format. This application requires a DVD compatible optical drive….

Windows DVD player for Windows 10

Microsoft has announced the release of a DVD player app for Windows 10. All users of Windows 7 (Professional, Home Premium and Ultimate) and Windows 8 / 8.1 with Media Center Pack or Pro Pack can get this new Windows…

Laser-etched sapphire nanoforms provide indestructible data storage

Storing data for a significant period of time is a trickier task than it seems. Paper and film can last for generations if carefully stored, but even in the best conditions they tend to fade after a while. Digital media…

Introducing the incredible compact disc ›Science Features (ABC Science)

In detail ›Scientific characteristics Resistant to dust, scratches and laser read (!) – in 1982 this technology was sure to challenge the dominance of the long-lived disc. Once upon a time the radiogram was the centerpiece of home entertainment (Source:…

Why DNA could be the future of data storage

Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the matter. As each hard drive coughs up on the last, the company replaces it and records its life. While this census…

The driver was handling a compact disc

Motorcyclist Harold H. Eulert, 85, died after an accident on September 12 Tim Hrenchir | Topeka Capital-Journal A driver told police he looked down while trying to insert a new compact disc into a CD player on September 12 before…

Research and Markets: Optical Video Disc Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast 2012-2018

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Research and markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/llgs8v/the_video_optical) announced the addition of the “Video Optical Disc Devices and Media: Forecast of Global Shipments 2012-2018, 8th Edition” report to their offering . This data-intensive report provides detailed historical data and global…

Research and Markets: Video Optical Disc Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast 2012-2018

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Research and markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/llgs8v/the_video_optical) announced the addition of the report “Video Optical Disc Devices and Media: Worldwide Shipment Forecast 2012-2018, 8th Edition” to their offering . This data-rich report provides detailed historical data and global forecast…

Sony and Panasonic announce Archival Disc, an optical disc with a capacity of 300 GB

If you regularly back up large amounts of data and are tired of dealing with external hard drive failures, a new announcement from Sony might be just what you were hoping for. On Monday, Sony announced a new optical disc…

Facebook’s Data Storage Breakthrough: Huge Box of Blu-ray Discs

Couldn’t attend Transform 2022? Discover all the summit sessions now in our on-demand library! Look here. SAN JOSE, Calif. – When you think of Blu-ray, you think of movies on disc. You are not thinking of a data center. But…

Philips Blu-ray and DVD player BDP2105 – Product Reviews Net

Believe it or not, there is a huge percentage of consumers who have yet to upgrade to Blu-ray. There are two reasons for this, the price of Blu-ray discs and the replacement of a huge library of movies. However, you…

RCA 9 Inch Dual Screen Portable DVD Player – DRC6296 Specifications – Product Reviews Net

If you are planning to take a long road trip with your family, you should prepare well in advance as we all know how bored young children are and as such can make the trip hellish. However, with the rise…

Scientists create the world’s first graphene-based holographic optical disc

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Australian scientists have succeeded in creating the first graphene-based optical disc. Due to the magical properties of graphene, we are not only talking about a…

Sony and Panasonic team up to create over 300 GB optical drive by 2015

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Although the world of consumer technology seems to be moving beyond optical media in favor of digital downloads, a few strong supporters of the medium…

How to fit 1000TB of data on a 12cm optical drive – Storage – News

Just before the weekend I read about a new technique that can be used to store around 1000TB of data on a “DVD disc”. This is quite a feat and it was achieved by circumventing some laws of physics with…

More data storage? Here’s how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. About 90% of global data has been generated in the last two years. The obvious question is: how can we store it all? In Nature Communications today, with Richard Evans…

Millenniata Celebrates Completion of Blu-ray Optical Disc

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–US-based Millenniata (www.mdisc.com) today announced the completion of its new 25GB Blu-ray M-DISC, which will begin mass production in early August 2013. RITEK Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical storage media, will begin production of the…

Can data storage ever reach an absolute limit?

James Pitt, Harvard Undergraduate HEB Yes. The maximum amount of data you can cram into a given space is the Bekenstein bound. So what does this translate to? Well, the E is actually mass-energy. But assuming your storage device is…

Fun fact: once upon a time there was a Yahoo DVD player

CNET Well do you want look at this? Isn’t that a sight for sore eyes? Forget Yahoo the web portal, forget Yahoo the e-mail service, forget Yahoo the company that just bought Tumblr: in 2005 there was a Yahoo DVD…

Researchers turn ordinary DVD player into inexpensive HIV testing machine

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In medicine, having a solution is only half the battle. As we have seen with the long and still ongoing battle with polio, even inventing…

2013: The end of the iPod, the digital camera and the DVD player?

Demand for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs is on the rise, but single-use devices are on the way out. (Courtesy of Apple) Just in time for another debate on whether the Consumer Electronics Show is going the floppy way, tech…

Fujifilm is working on new optical drive technology and will upgrade to 1TB drives by 2015

As flash drives become more ubiquitous and software installers increasingly turn to online downloads, optical drives have lost most of their relevance. Despite this, Fujifilm engineers are working hard on new optical disc technology. The new technology would allow disks…

Fujifilm to introduce 1TB optical drive in 2015

The structure of the two-photon absorption material (left) and the variation of the convex shape as a function of the irradiation time of laser light (right). Credit: TechOn! (Phys.org) —Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs….

Going with the grain — ScienceDaily

Reducing information stored in thin magnetic layers to the physical size of single grains could improve computer hard drives. Despite increasing competition from alternative technologies such as solid-state drives, magnetic disks remain an important data storage technology. Not only are…

Cassettes are the future of big data storage

By Paul Brands Like a mixtape, only bigger (Photo: Saturno Dona/ Alamy) THE cassette is about to make its big comeback, in a big way. From updates posted by Facebook’s billion users, to medical images shared by healthcare organizations around…

Rock On! The compact disc celebrates its 30th anniversary

Highlights of history On October 1, 1982, Billy Joel’s “52nd Street” was released commercially on CD CDs did not overtake cassettes in popularity until the late 1980s. CDs remain popular but lose ground to MP3s and music streaming Whether the…

How Billy Joel’s “52nd Street” Became the First Compact Disc Released

The first commercial compact disc was released on October 1, 1982 in Japan, heralding a quantum shift in the way fans would consume music for the next two decades – and triggering a new torrent of profits for the recording…

Super Audio Compact Disc Players

Super Audio CD player Marantz SA15S2. SACD: what you need to know SUPER Audio CDs (SACDs) are rare in Australian music stores, although many specialty hi-fi retailers have them in stock. You’ll find many more from overseas suppliers (especially in…

The history of the compact disc

30 years ago today, workers at a factory outside Hanover, Germany, welcomed executives from Polygram, Sony and Philips. These executives were here to see something they knew was special. After a while, they were given a small circular disc. These…

DVD player explosion leaves three-year-old badly burned

A mother from Bendigo has spoken of the horror of learning her three-year-old daughter suffered severe burns when a portable DVD player exploded in her lap in the family car. “It was killing me that I couldn’t be there when…

If VLC can deliver a free DVD player, why can’t Microsoft?

Microsoft announced this week that Windows 8 will not support DVD movie playback unless you explicitly add software that supports this feature. The economic reasons for doing so are compelling (see Microsoft Follow-up faq for more details), but it’s also…

Samsung SE-218BB is the world’s thinnest optical disc drive for mobile devices

Samsung has just introduced a new breakthrough in consumer electronics. The SE-218BB might not have the most exciting name around, but it’s something Samsung hopes can revolutionize the tablet and ultrabook market. It is an optical disc drive that is…

Research and Markets: The Video Optical Disc, Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast (2010-2016) (6th Edition)

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6db4n3/the_video_optical) announced the addition of the “Video Optical Disc, Devices and Media: Global Shipment Forecast (2010-2016) (6th Edition)” about their offering. This data-rich report provides detailed historical data and global forecast of video optical disc devices…

Sony Optical Disc Archive: 30 Blu-ray discs in a 1.5TB MiniDisc-style cassette

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. On the heels of the the most successful All-time storage media – MiniDiscs and Zip discs – Sony has announced the Optical Disc Archive, a…

When was the last time you used an optical disc drive?

Taiwanese rumor mongers in DigiTimes reports that next-gen MacBook Pro laptops might be thinner than ever. Apple would be able to shrink the MacBook case by a few millimeters, as the company decided to drop optical disc drives for its…

Internet TV shootout: Apple TV, Roku and Sony Blu-Ray DVD player

Apple tv When people talk about internet TV, I have noticed that they usually talk about either Apple tv Where Roku. Both are good devices, but you might not know that there are plenty of other ways to get internet…

No More CDs: Netflix Split Accelerates The Death Of The Compact Disc

It’s not something you think about most of the time. In fact, it’s almost taken for granted: the days of the compact disc as a viable medium for music are almost over. Oh, I’m not telling you anything you don’t…

A “stone-like” optical disc that lasts for millennia

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG have teamed up to create a new optical disc along with a read / write drive that will store all data – movies, photos and music – forever. The disc is compatible with any current DVD…

Start-up to release a “stone-like” optical disc that lasts forever

Start-up Millenniata and Hitachi-LG Data Storage are planning to release a new optical disc and read / write drive soon that will store movies, photos or any other data forever. Data can be accessed using any current DVD or Blu-ray…

Smart tip: it’s time to replace, not fix, a broken DVD player

Q I have an old Toshiba SD-3980 DVD player. It is connected to a new Sony LCD HDTV and used to watch Netflix DVDs received in the mail. It suddenly started appearing in black and white only, no color at…

Resolved DVD drive error -70012 when using external drives in OS X

Apple’s DVD player is the default option for viewing DVD movies in OS X and is configured in the “CD & DVD” section of system preferences to launch automatically when a DVD video is mounted and recognized by the system….

Hitachi-LG Data Storage Introduces Hybrid Optical Drive

Can optical drives have a new life? This is the idea behind the concept of hybrid optical drives from Hitachi-LG Data Storage. First shown at Computex last June, Hitachi-LG Data Storage showed its hybrid optical drive in action today at…

DVD player fix allows skipping trailers and warnings on Macs

Mac OS X: If your iMac or MacBook doubles as a portable DVD player, you’ll find the trailers, advertisements, and hack warnings generally un-skip, not just a waste of time, but battery drain. Get ultimate control over your DVDs with…

10-inch webbook netbook with optical disc drive arrives in China

Most netbooks with screens of 10 inches and larger lack optical disc drives for 4 reasons: It helps to reduce costs Fewer moving parts to break There isn’t much room in most netbooks for a disk drive. Microsoft only makes…

The portable DVD player “Ripper” is the first in the world: Chinavasion

Portable DVD player capable of copying Laptops and netbooks are emerging and costing exactly the same price as most high-end portable DVD players, if not less. Shenzhen, Guangdong (PRWEB) September 3, 2009 The gap between the portable DVD player and…

Sony’s New 400-Disc Mega-Changer Blu-ray / DVD Player

Seeking to help consumers simplify and manage their living room entertainment experience, Sony today announced the new BDP-CX960 and the BDP-CX7000ES “Elevated Standard” (ES) 400-disc Blu-ray mega-exchangers. The company also announced the launch of the BDP-S1000ES single-disc ES player extending…

New technique promises billion-year data storage

A diamond is forever. And in a few years, you might be saying the same thing about everything you say on Twitter. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have found a way to develop a technique using carbon nanotubes…

Insignia Blu-ray DVD Player (NS-2BRDVD) Review

The Gadgeteer is supported by readers like you! If you buy something through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Thank you! Learn more. I was one of those people who took…

Toshiba SD-P71S portable DVD player review

While portable DVD players are still a popular way to watch movies on the go, their future could be threatened by portable Blu-ray players, the first of which was unveiled by Panasonic at this year’s CES. When Toshiba unveils its…

Toshiba SD-P91S portable DVD player review

The popularity of portable DVD players may have been diminished by pocket MPEG-4 players, but that hasn’t stopped Sony, Philips, Panasonic, and Toshiba from releasing new turntables. And why not? After all, most people have lots of DVDs in their…

Nakamichi DVD-10 DVD Review

After a flood of DVD players under £ 180, it is getting harder and harder to deal with the law of diminishing returns. Now here is a Nakamichi DVD player sold over three times more than current entry level players…

Wharfdale DVD-750 DVD Review

If – even a year ago – you had told me that Tesco would be the place to buy the best DVD deal in the UK, I would have raised an eyebrow and guessed you had been to elderberry wine….

Blu-ray discs that play in DVD player revealed

Japanese developer Pony/Canon has successfully created a hybrid Blu-ray disc that will work in standard definition DVD players. HD DVD, pioneered by Toshiba, had this capability since its launch, with one side being HD DVD content while the other side…

Denon DVD-5910CI DVD Review

Denon has a long history in premium audio. They have remained very relevant in the market for decades, for very good reason. Denon has something for everyone, at all prices. For those who will settle for nothing but the best,…

Onkyo DV-SP406 DVD Player Review

A few months ago, Onkyo announced plans to introduce a Blu-ray player in late 2008, but until then the company has a healthy line of high-end DVD players to keep us entertained. Among them is the DV-SP406, a player that…

Review Philips DVP5980 DVD Player

The price of high-end DVD players is dropping faster than Prime Minister’s popularity, which means you can now get near HD picture quality for a quarter the price of a high definition turntable. So if you have a large collection…

Review Yamaha DVD-S661 DVD Player

With supermarkets selling DVD players for next to nothing (we spotted one at Tesco for just £ 15), it’s getting harder and harder to justify buying a more expensive spinner. But anyone with an ounce of common sense can see…

OPPO DV-980H DVD Review

US company OPPO continues its assault on the UK market with yet another DVD player with a mind-boggling array of features. And despite having a superior feature set than the sensational DV-981HD, it actually costs less, which could make it…

Denon DVD-1940 DVD Review

When it comes to DVD players, few brands are as respected as Denon. The company is behind some of the most remarkable high-end turntables ever, revered by amateur moviegoers for their benchmark picture quality and cutting-edge functionality. But its more…

Sony launches new portable DVD player with five hours of battery life – Laptop – News

The Player is now available in a choice of attractive finishes, including white, flaming red, indigo blue and glamorous pink, so there is one for every family member. “For families, it’s a great way to squeeze out those substantive arguments…

Philips PET1030 Portable DVD Player Review

Along with Toshiba and Sony, Philips is one of the biggest players in the portable DVD market, flying the flag for removable media as everything around them turns to hard drive devices. The success of the Dutch company lies in…

I am the idiot who bought an HD-DVD player.

Toshiba finally killed out of pity its HD-DVD format last week, ending a long-term battle with Sony Blu-ray for high-definition disc supremacy. The demise of the format has caused unheard-of humiliation for HD-DVD owners: tons of newspaper articles comparing them…

Top ten things to do with your old HD DVD player

Finally, HD DVD users now have the empirical evidence they were looking for to prove that the universe really is conspiring against them. We thought we would make ourselves useful here and give you a list of things you can…

Opening a Toshiba HD-A30 HD DVD Player

3:00 a.m. Update – As of today, there is news that the end of HD DVD could be close as Toshiba is considering its options which may include the possibility of stopping production on HD DVD products is confirmed dead….

Pioneer DV-LX50 DVD Review

DVD players cost a dime a dozen these days, with turntables sold in supermarkets and online for absolute peanuts. So with that in mind, does it really make sense to sell a DVD player that costs over £ 400? Well,…

Xbox 360 – Still a crappy DVD player

This site can earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. This week Microsoft released its fall dashboard update, and it’s full of goodness: parental timer, downloads of original Xbox games, a category of cheaper XBLA…

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD Player Review

The battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD will be won and lost in two areas: content and hardware prices. So far both camps are doing pretty well on the former, but as with the latter, HD DVD wins hands down…

Tech on Deck: the decline of the DVD player

Last year DVD player sales fell 15%. Through ROSS RUBIN November 5, 2007, 3:52 p.m. • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article November 5, 2007 ?? – After the compact disc ushered in the first…

BBC NEWS | Technology | The compact disc celebrates its 25 years

Exactly 25 years ago, the world’s first compact disc was produced at a Philips factory in Germany, sparking a global musical revolution. Over 200 billion CDs have been sold worldwide since then and it remains the dominant format despite the…

First test: LG BH100 hybrid Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player (verdict: the format war is still fierce)

Click to seeWe have the LG BH100 in yesterday’s post. It does what it claims to do: be the first-ever high-definition disc player compatible with Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. But don’t wave the white flag in the format war just…

Review Meridian 586.2 DVD Player

Protests against the availability of Meridian productsabout the company’s optimistic release dates and its lack of concern for the home market really doesn’t apply to the company’s DVD player. After all, it’s not Meridian’s fault that the DVD wasn’t released…

Insignia IS-PDVD10 10.2 “TFT Portable DVD Player

The Gadgeteer is supported by readers like you! If you buy something through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thank you! Learn more. If you’re looking for a portable DVD player that you can take with…

Hitachi Maxell 1TB SVOD Optical Drive Carriage

Hello, children. Are you ready for today’s optical disc format? This is Hitachi Maxell’s 1TB Volumetric Stacked Optical Disc (SVOD) Array, made up of rather thin DVD-sized discs with DVD-sized capacities: 9.4GB of total storage each on two layers of…

Apex DRX-9000 Recordable DVD Player Review

Home video recording is one of the greatest amenities we have seen in the past 25 years. The VCR broke new ground and allowed us to capture those special moments on TV to watch at our convenience or share with…

Marantz DV8400 DVI Compatible Universal DVD Player Review

Marantz has long been a respected name in the audio community. Since the inception of the DVD, Marantz has been an innovator in cutting edge technology. Over the past two years, it has produced Universal DVD Players, those models that…

Samsung DVD-P721M DVD Player Review

Just like in the computer industry, DVD player prices have come down to affordable levels for great performance. Players with features that cost $1,500 two years ago can now be found for a fraction of that cost. In fact, the…

Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD player review

Last week I fought the crowd at my local cinema because a new movie came out that I wanted to see. I realized as I stood in the long line that it had been almost two years since I last…

Review Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player

Reading the current DVD statistics for 2003, I was fascinated to learn some numbers on the best-selling consumer electronics product ever produced. For example, there are over 250 models of DVD players on the market, representing over 60 brands. DVD…

Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Review

It’s 107 degrees outside my home in the desert southwest and my wife and I are planning to go out on the town for the evening. For us, like many married couples, going out on the town is a bit…

Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700 DVD Player Review

With home theater sales booming like never before, manufacturers are starting to produce DVD players for the most discerning movie buffs. the Kenwood Part of the premium Sovereign range, DV-5700 is an example of this breed. This is a 5…