New Sony laser technology 20 times better than Blu-Ray

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  1. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    The development team of Tohoku University and Sony has completed work on a new laser technology offering 20 times the capacity of current Blu-Ray discs. The most difficult aspect, if I can make sense of the google translation as well as I think I can, was reducing the size of the equipment needed to produce such a strong beam of light down to the size of commercial products.
    Currently the technology can only be used in experimental prototypes costing over $100,000 to produce. Sony plans to have the laser available to consumers within a few years. Can anyone guess what tech will ship with the PlayStation 4?
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  2. Jac

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    Aren't we reaching the stage where optical storage is becoming irrelevant?
     
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    It is relevant for consoles at least as most of the games sales depend on it. Higher capacity plus the hardware upgrades are always good for games.
     
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    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    I agree with Jac - next-gen is more likely to be streaming IMO.
     
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    Eventually we might get past physical media, but a lot of people are still on dial up or slow broadband (1.5Mbit or slower) and are unable to get their games streamed to them in any decent amount of time, and there are those games that even on the fastest broadband speeds you wouldn't want to download. This new media will store around 500GB I don't think it would be feasible to download a 500GB game onto the harddrive. This might be feasible at a later date (5-10+years maybe), but we are still not there and we won't be in the next few years either.
     
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    Perhaps we will see more DLC and completely download-able games like Steam's system. However, I wouldn't wager on actual streaming like OnLive. There are simple rules of physics which just cannot be ignored, no matter how big your Internet pipe is. Latency just isn't low enough to deliver the same kind of experience as running a game locally.
     
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    I think we're a ways off from streaming exclusively for a couple of reasons. Bandwidth speed fluctuates. ISP's are pushing for tiered pricing. If that happens it will kill streaming before it can really take off.
     
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    forgetting the most important point of that. So many ISPs still having internet caps of 100GB or less a month.
     
  9. SFOSOK

    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    To be honest, this sounds like a dumb sounding news post.

    20x better? what the hell does that exactly mean? Other than that the person who wrote the original article is a complete moron.

    Ooo You meant 20x capacity of Blue Ray.



    I guess 5yr olds can write tech news now.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    I beleive the read speeds would be 20x faster too.... so 20x better would be more suiteable then 20x capacity
     
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    I think it also means stronger laser beam .
     
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