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    Next-gen Blu-ray revealed: Sony announces 1TB 'Archival Disc'

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    First Archival Disc systems to launch summer 2015.


    Sony has announced 'Archival Disc', its next-generation optical disc format expected to replace Blu-ray in the coming years.

    Developed in collaboration with Panasonic, Archival Disc systems are due to launch next summer, with initial discs featuring a storage capacity of 300GB – 6x higher than the current 50GB Blu-rays.

    The format will later be expanded to improve capacity to 500GB and 1TB, although timings for the larger capacities have yet to be announced.

    The discs will likely be used initially to store large files and 4K movies, which demand huge amounts of storage space.

    "In recent times, demand for archival capabilities has increased significantly in the film industry, as well as in cloud data centres that handle big data, where advances in network services have caused data volumes to soar," said Sony.

    "Both Sony and Panasonic have successful experience working on the development of Blu-ray Disc technology. The two companies plan to actively promote this next-generation high-capacity optical disc standard in the professional field in order to offer an effective solution for protecting valuable data into the future."


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    That is a lot of storage.

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    No more box sets of series then with all that storage!
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    Will games be able to be placed onto this disk format? Or is it just multimedia.
    Also can a PS4 read this format? Because I'm assuming it's very specialist gear needed to be compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LM-93 View Post
    Will games be able to be placed onto this disk format? Or is it just multimedia.
    Also can a PS4 read this format? Because I'm assuming it's very specialist gear needed to be compatible.
    I think its still Blu Ray so should still work on PS4.

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    that's a lot of gigs




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    Quote Originally Posted by LM-93 View Post
    Will games be able to be placed onto this disk format? Or is it just multimedia.
    Also can a PS4 read this format? Because I'm assuming it's very specialist gear needed to be compatible.
    ITs storage so pretty much anything can be stored on it.
    ITs probably classed as a new tech completely.
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    I think it will all come down to, whether or not Sony has built in the capability for the PS4 to handle the new standard. We're talking about much greater data densities here as well as laser/lens read calibrations and other refinements. I'm ready for much larger game worlds.

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    Damn, if they start putting entire seasons of shows on one disc then I might have to rebuy a few

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    Quote Originally Posted by IshTing View Post
    I think its still Blu Ray so should still work on PS4.
    I wish but from what I make of it itīs a totally new format.
    "Sony has announced 'Archival Disc', its next-generation optical disc format expected to replace Blu-ray in the coming years."

    Itīs great that thereīs so much sTorage but should I already start to weep for the BluRay format.

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    Was there really a need to do this instead of upgrading blu-ray to have higher storage capacities?

    Seems like they are cutting the blu0ray lifespan short.

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    I hope it will work on ps4 otherwise that will $#@! a lot of people over

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    When will they be released? And I guess this is 4K (Maybe more) related too. I hope this is something for the PS4 or PS5 as well.

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    I don't think we'll see it anytime soon. A few years maybe? There are blu-ray 4k mastered movies out today.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    I hope it will work on ps4 otherwise that will $#@! a lot of people over

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    This is a replacement for blu-ray, like blu-ray was for dvd.

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    I don't think we'll see it anytime soon. A few years maybe? There are blu-ray 4k mastered movies out today.
    Well that article said 2015 launch for the format. Which means that electronic companies should release archival disc players for home/consumer use by 2016, 2017 at the latest.

    Either way, I don't like how Sony seem to be pushing blu-ray aside in favor of a new format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    This is a replacement for blu-ray, like blu-ray was for dvd.



    Well that article said 2015 launch for the format. Which means that electronic companies should release archival disc players for home/consumer use by 2016, 2017 at the latest.

    Either way, I don't like how Sony seem to be pushing blu-ray aside in favor of a new format.
    It'll be like DVD to blu-ray.....




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    The press release mentions professional use in film and cluod storage so I doubt it something we will see soon due to high costs associated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    The press release mentions professional use in film and cluod storage so I doubt it something we will see soon due to high costs associated.
    That sounds a lot more plausible than it becoming a consumer standard in the next five+ years.




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    Wow, 1TB (or 1024GB) is a little more than double PS4's hard drive.

    As for the name, Archival doesn't really sound as cool as Blu-ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    Wow, 1TB (or 1024GB) is a little more than double PS4's hard drive.

    As for the name, Archival doesn't really sound as cool as Blu-ray.
    To me the "Archival" name Makes ir sound like the data compressed first before being put onto the disc. Also too many sillybulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    This is a replacement for blu-ray, like blu-ray was for DVD.
    But that doesn't answer the question the question this was the answer to about PS4 compatibility.
    Blu-Ray worked when it replaced DVDs because the PS3 was specifically made to run Blu-rays natively as that was it's game format.

    What he's getting at, as PS3 was an all in one game station and BluRay player it was used for both.

    PS4 owners, including myself, do not own a BluRay player because I watch them from my system.
    The case in point was, nobody knows if a PS4 is 'archival' compatible. And if not, PS4 owners will be screwed in the sense they will need to purchase a dedicated player of this format in order to make use of the disks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black View Post
    Wow, 1TB (or 1024GB) is a little more than double PS4's hard drive.

    As for the name, Archival doesn't really sound as cool as Blu-ray.
    I thought the same when I first read the title haha.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    This is a replacement for blu-ray, like blu-ray was for dvd.



    Well that article said 2015 launch for the format. Which means that electronic companies should release archival disc players for home/consumer use by 2016, 2017 at the latest.

    Either way, I don't like how Sony seem to be pushing blu-ray aside in favor of a new format.
    God forbid a company tries to make technology advancements!!! Perhaps they should stay 6 years behind on current tech like others do!!!

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    The PS4 will never be compatible with the Archival Format, why would it?

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    Click the link and read. This gives more info than whts quoted in the news article.

    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Pr...10E/index.html
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