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  Blu-ray Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The minimum "spot size" on which a laser can be focused is limited by diffraction, and depends on the wavelength of the light and the numerical aperture of the lens used to focus it.
Because the Blu-ray standard places data so close to the surface of the disc, early discs were susceptible to dust and scratches and had to be enclosed in plastic caddies for protection.
Java will be used to implement interactive menus on Blu-ray discs, as opposed to the method used on DVD video discs, which uses pre-rendered MPEG segments and selectable subtitle pictures and is considerably more primitive.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blu-ray   (2213 words)

  
 BOSER Technology Co., Ltd.
FVD is a red-laser-based high-definition DVD-like format which was driven by Taiwan’s AOSRA in conjunction with the ITRI.
FVD based products are being launched in China and Taiwan with plans for expansion into other worldwide markets in the future, including an unveiling at the coming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2005) taking place in January at Las Vegas, US.
The FVD format differs technologically from the DVD standard in physical format, compression (encoding) and decoding, and content protection and is therefore not subject to DVD royalty charges.
www.boser.com.tw /news/20041227.htm   (676 words)

  
 Sigma Designs, Inc. | Digital Media Processing For Consumer Appliances   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The FVD (forward versatile disc) is Taiwan's red-laser based high definition DVD-like format which was driven by Taiwan's Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance (AOSRA) in conjunction with the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
FVD based products are being launched in China and Taiwan with plans for expansion into other worldwide markets in the future, including an unveiling at the coming Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2005) taking place in January at Las Vegas.
During the FVD format development, Sigma media processors were used as a key component for validating the technology, quality, and cost of the prototype FVD player.
www.sigmadesigns.com /news/press_releases/041123.htm   (832 words)

  
 Techzonez - Philips crackdown on DVD royalties issue may benefit FVD players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
FVD is, however, completely different from DVD in physical format, and it is not subject to royalty charges for DVD patents, Huang emphasized.
And since the FVD standard is compatible with the DVD format, Philips’ crackdown may afford business opportunities for FVD players sold into China’s main export markets for DVD players, Huang said.
In the US market, FVD players are to be sold bundled with digital TVs where demand is growing fast, driven by the complete switch over to digital TV broadcasting in the US, scheduled for 2007-2008, Huang added.
www.techzonez.com /print.php?id=11722   (252 words)

  
 Microsoft may promote Forward Versatile Disc in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We might have to agree with the poster here and realise that with Sony, Toshiba and their two blue-laser high definition formats fighting for acceptance, a red laser HD format will only serve to muddy the waters for the average Joe.
This would allow the local producers of optical discs and drives to enter the global market (China alone is a huge market) without paying royalty costs to the big international formats.
Just for comparison, the FVD format will be able to produce first-generation discs with a storage capacity of 5.4GB for single-layer discs, and 9.8GB for double-layer discs.
www.cdfreaks.com /news2.php?ID=12392   (348 words)

  
 SatelliteGuys.US - FVD players to hit the market this month
The FVD format differs technologically from the DVD standard in physical format, compression (encoding) and decoding, and content protection and therefore is not subject to DVD royalty charges, Huang pointed out.
The soon-to-be-launched first-generation FVD discs will have a storage capacity of 5.4-6GB for single-sided discs and 9.8-11GB for double-sided discs and will support resolutions of up to 1280×720, Huang said.
FVD players will be sold at a tentative retail price of about NT$5,000 (US$149) in Taiwan and about 1,000 yuan (US$121) in China.
www.satelliteguys.us /archive/index.php/t-34068.html   (278 words)

  
 Flexbeta - First FVD HD Players To Ship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Announced almost a year ago, FVD (Forward Versatile Disc) is based on the same red-laser technology used in today's DVD and CD players.
Unlike DVDs, FVDs can store HD content, thanks to the use of Microsoft's Windows Media Video 9 codec, which allows 135 minutes of HD video to be stored on an FVD.
FVD was developed by the Opto-Electronics Systems (OES) division of the government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
www.flexbeta.net /main/print.php?id=12533   (396 words)

  
 Cheap DVDs Blog: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
FVD is competitive enough with HD-DVD in video quality but FVD products may be as much as ten times less expensive than similar HD-DVD models, OES general director Yung-sheng Liu claimed.
FVD can attain definition of 1,920 x 1,080i and storage capacity of 5.4-6GB for single layer and 9.8-11GB for double layers on a single side, Liu said.
FVD was exhibited at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from 6-9 January and will also be displayed at the 2005 Comprehensive Electronics Show to take place in Taipei on 7-11 April as well as the 2005 Shanghai International Audio & Visual Exhibition in Shanghai, China, on 15-18 April, Huang indicated.
cheap-dvds-advisor.blogspot.com /2005_03_30_cheap-dvds-advisor_archive.html   (275 words)

  
 Next-gen red-laser discs prove a hit (May 2005) - News - optics.org
Taiwan’s new red-laser data storage format, Forward Versatile Disc (FVD), has received a boost with the news that a US firm plans to develop miniature optical drives that use the technology.
FVD is a DVD-like format for storing HDTV content and was developed jointly by ITRI and Taiwan Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance (AOSRA).
The first FVD players are expected on the market in Taiwan this month for about $175.
optics.org /articles/news/11/5/8/1   (412 words)

  
 Preview
Unlike other high-capacity optical disc formats such as Blu-ray Disc, FVD is based on the same red laser technology that is used with CDs and DVDs.
One high-capacity disc format using red laser technology is the EVD (Enhanced Versatile Disc) format, developed in China.
blue ray disc technology is sure to replace dvd discs.but it will take atleast two-three years to become as promenent as current dvd market.by then dvd writers will sell at current cd-rom prices.blue ray will rule unless higher capacity format is invented.
www.techtree.com /techtree/jsp/showstory.jsp?storyid=51584   (631 words)

  
 Taiwanese researchers to demo new optical disc format - Computerworld
Designed principally for consumer-electronics applications, FVD (Forward Versatile Disc) was developed by ITRI's Optoelectronics and Systems Laboratories and the Advanced Optical Storage Research Association, a group organized by ITRI that includes 29 Taiwanese companies, said Joey Yen, an ITRI spokeswoman.
Unlike other high-capacity optical disc formats such as Blu-ray Disc, FVD is based on the same red laser technology that is used with CDs and DVDs, Yen said, adding that ITRI expects companies to eventually announce DVD players also supporting FVD.
One high-capacity disc format using red laser technology is the EVD (Enhanced Versatile Disc) format, which was developed in China.
www.computerworld.com /printthis/2004/0,4814,91770,00.html   (371 words)

  
 Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
What his group has tried to achieve with FVD, he said, is to create something different from the DVD format that currently dominates the market.
"Technologically, FVD is the most advanced of all the high-definition optical discs currently available that use red-laser technology," said Huang Der-ray, deputy general director of ITRI’s Opto-Electronics and Systems Laboratories and chairman of the research alliance.
With the announcement of the FVD or Forward Versatile Disc, Taiwan has unleashed yet another contender in the format race of optical media storage solutions.
www.opticaldisc-systems.com /July-Aug2004/FVD56.htm   (399 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
First generation FVD discs will have a storage capacity of 5.4-6GB for single-sided discs and 9.8-11GB for double-sided discs and will support resolutions of up to 1280x720.
Second-generation FVD discs are expected to have a capacity of over 15GB and will support resolutions up to 1920x1080i.
During the FVD format development, Sigma media processors were used as a component for validating the technology, quality, and cost of the prototype FVD player.
www.emedialive.com /Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=9117   (599 words)

  
 GuideLines - The Versatile Flying Disc - 20 Great Outdoor Uses
Fifty years after its invention, the utility of the flying disc in the outdoors is becoming legendary.
The flying disc (FD) is one of the most indispensable tools I have at the campfire kitchen.
A buddy of mine turned me on to the versatility of the FD one night when a group of us were kayak camping.
www.paddling.net /guidelines/showArticle.html?125   (1434 words)

  
 Taiwan presents a new high-definition disc - Softpedia
Initially announced at Consumer Electronics Show, organized at the beginning of January in Las Vegas, the FVD standard (forward versatile disc) represents the Taiwanese alternative for the high-definition storing optical media based on red laser technology.
FVD quality is comparable to the video quality of the HD-DVD format but with a price 10 times smaller.
FVD discs are characterized by a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a storing capacity of 5.4-6 GB on a single layer disc or 9.8-11GB on double-layer versions.
news.softpedia.com /news/Taiwan-presents-a-new-high-definition-disc-917.shtml   (351 words)

  
 Taiwan unveils new storage standard (April 2004) - News - optics.org
Known as the Forward Versatile Disc (FVD), the format uses red laser technology to store 5.4-6 GB on a single layer disc and 9.8-11 GB on a dual layer disc.
FVD’s ability to read content encoded with advanced Microsoft compression algorithms (Windows Media Audio/Video 9 Professional) means that a single disc can store up to 135 minutes of compressed high-definition (720p) video.
The former is a consortium of 28 Taiwanese optical storage firms that is working with ITRI to develop and patent new standards for data storage in an attempt to strengthen Taiwan’s intellectual property in the area.
optics.org /articles/news/10/4/13   (421 words)

  
 Demystifying Digital Versatile Disk (DVD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Move forward, and you'll see the amount of detail work, sometimes dot by dot, which went into creating the painting.
For starters, the Digital Versatile Disc is comprised of several models, each positioned to meet the needs of specific industries.
Another interesting feature of DVD is that the discs' second data layer can be read from the inside of the disc out, as well as from the outside in.
www.cd-info.com /CDIC/Technology/DVD/dvd.html   (1227 words)

  
 Winforums.org - Taiwan preps own hi-def video disc format   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Taiwanese drive and disc makers appear to be playing a waiting to game, to see if one format establishes itself as a market leader.
FVD will provide 5.4GB of data on a single-layer disc and 9.8GB on a dual-layer unit, compared to 4.7GB and 8.5GB, respectively, for DVD.
And don't forget China's Enhanced Video Disc (EVD), an attempt by the country to create an HD-capable disc format free of the restrictions - and, crucially, the costs - imposed on DVD licensees by the Forum.
forums.winforums.org /showthread.php?t=5409   (614 words)

  
 Digit Online news - Hi-def video disc format detailed
This means that blue lasers can make marks on a disc that are smaller than those possible using a red laser, allowing blue laser disc formats to store more information.
Though the company said that FVD hardware will go on sale during the second half of the year, Liu did not specify in which markets it would be launched and would not disclose prices.
The first content providers to support FVD will all be Taiwanese companies, Liu said, adding that ITRI is hoping to enlist the support of international content providers.
www.digitmag.co.uk /news/index.cfm?fuseaction=displaynews&NewsID=3928   (533 words)

  
 Event horizon: April 2005
Taiwan's entry, the Forward Versatile Disc, is based on the same red-laser technology used in today's DVD players.
FVD also offers better copy protection than DVD, with movies concealed using Advanced Encryption Standard rather than the weaker Content Scrambling System.
The FVD players should be on the streets in Taiwan by now (mid-April) and because they are using enhanced current red-ray technology, will be only a tenth the price of the new blue-ray players.
ianorchard.blogspot.com /2005_04_01_ianorchard_archive.html   (1094 words)

  
 High Definition and the future of viewing | The Register
Some manufacturers have put forward their own variations on the HD optical disc format, largely borne out of a desire by manufacturers in certain territories to reduce DVD royalty payments.
FVD was developed by the Advanced Optical Storage Research Alliance, a consortium of 28 Taiwanese optical storage firms, and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
The discs can store up to 30 Gb of data using a twosided disc with six layers on each side, according to D Data.
www.theregister.co.uk /2005/03/08/hd_and_hdtv_analysis/page6.html   (1620 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Blu-ray Discs Work"
In the meantime, JVC has developed a Blu-ray/DVD combo disc with an approximate 33.5-GB capacity, allowing for the release of video in both formats on a single disc.
According to T3: Pioneer goes beyond Blu-Ray, Pioneer is developing an optical disc that will blow away the hard disc in most of our PCs in terms storage capacity, holding 500 GB of data.
Taiwan has created the Forward Versatile Disc (FVD), an upgraded version of today's DVDs that allows for more data storage capacity (5.4 GB on a single-sided disc and 9.8 GB on a double-sided disc).
electronics.howstuffworks.com /blu-ray4.htm   (418 words)

  
 Microsoft to Support Taiwanese FVD Project for HD Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
If the FVD format wins support from Microsoft, Taiwanese makers of optical discs and drives are expected to gain a great opportunity to enter the global market because they will not have to pay the high royalty costs of the big international formats, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
The FVD format differs technically from the DVD standard in physical format, compression (encoding) and decoding, and content protection, and therefore is not subject to normal DVD royalty charges.
China's disc player industry is also suffering from being forced to pay foreign patent magnates billions of US dollars of patent fees and is now striving for the research and development of high definition video disc technology.
www.cdrinfo.com /Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=14977   (777 words)

  
 Boston.com / Business / Technology / DVD war looms as advancements draw near   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Improvements in the software used to pack a movie onto a disc means that it's possible to store a high-definition movie on a regular DVD, albeit with poorer quality and fewer special features than on a blue-laser disc.
Not to be outdone, Taiwanese researchers this month demonstrated the FVD, or Forward Versatile Disc, based on the same principle.
A new disc format probably holds another attraction for the studios -- the opportunity to sell old movies all over again on new media.
www.boston.com /business/technology/articles/2004/04/19/dvd_war_looms_as_advancements_draw_near?pg=2   (621 words)

  
 First players based on Taiwan's FVD HD disc to ship next month | Channel Register
FVD also offers better copy protection than DVD, with movies encrypted using AES rather than the weaker Content Scrambling System (CSS).
According to a DigiTimes report, the first FVD player is expected to launch in Taiwan next month for around TWD5500 ($175).
Like China's home-grown EVD format, FVD was created as much in protest to the overseas ownership of key DVD patents as to satisfy a specific market demand.
www.channelregister.co.uk /2005/03/29/taiwan_fvd_launch   (478 words)

  
 Computer Technology Review: DVD update: from double layers to blue lasers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
To eliminate this problem, the disc needs to be "de-iced," a process similar in concept to hard disk formatting.
When a double-layer DVD disc is de-iced, null data is written on any unrecorded sections to completely fill the disc, enabling the laser to jump layers and navigate the entire disc without getting lost.
If the disc is not perfectly flat and perpendicular to the laser axis, the beam can become distorted, a condition known as disc tilt.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BRZ/is_5_24/ai_n6142056   (1453 words)

  
 Microsoft backs new FDV red laser format
The Taiwan DVD Forum presented its Forward Versatile Disc plans, which apparently include formats of 6GB for a single sided single layer disc, and 11GB for a dual layer disc.
The FVD format is based on the red laser technology currently used for DVDs and CDs.
According to the report, Microsoft is backing this disc format, so far adopted by 29 Taiwanese firms, and the local manufacturers are hoping to persuade mainland Chinese manufacturers to follow their lead.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=15194   (157 words)

  
 PCWorld.com - Optical Storage Hits a Higher Definition
The first players based on the FVD format will go on sale during the second half of this year, says Yung-Sheng Liu, vice president and general director of OES, during an interview on Monday.
Though the company says that FVD hardware will go on sale during the second half of the year, Liu did not specify in which markets it would be launched and would not disclose prices.
The first content providers to support FVD will all be Taiwanese companies, Liu says, adding that ITRI is hoping to enlist the support of international content providers.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,115533,00.asp   (561 words)

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