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Smaller Blu-ray lasers

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One of the plus sides to HD-DVD is that it is somewhat cheaper (especially so after the Circuit City rumor). However, Sony may have a trick up their sleeve to even out the pricing war. They’ve managed to shrink down the Blu-ray laser to a mere 3 mm. The new lasers are also capable of reading dual-layer Blu-ray discs and the ability to read discs manufactured with organic dyes. This allows Blu-ray discs to be manufactured from existing DVD manufacturing lines.

What does that mean? It mean cheaper production costs and thinner Blu-ray drives (say, for laptops).

I wonder if we’ll get slimmer PS3s?



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