Do you still look back in the past with fond memories of when HD DVD and Blu-ray duked it out? I wonder how much of a role did the Sony PS3 play in championing the cause of Blu-ray, but eventually, Blu-ray was no Betamax successor, and HD DVD basically went the way of the dodo not too long after its debut. Having said that, the Blu-ray Disc Association has shared in the past that they are working on a 4K-friendly disc format eventually, but the folks over at Singulus do seem to be impatient as they are not going to wait before making some announcements of their own. Singulus of Germany has apparently just completed production tests of a Blu-ray disc which has been touted to carry a whopping 100GB of storage space into three layers. This has led it to be described as being “ideal” for 4K movies.
Other than such a specification, very little else was mentioned by Singulus about such technology, and it remains to be seen whether these new discs from Singulus will be able to obtain support from the Blu-ray Disc Association, and backwards compatibility with existing players too, would be an issue. Heck, we don’t even know when they will enter mass production, so you can forget about 4K movies on a 100GB Blu-ray disc at least until the year ends.
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