New Blu-ray Technology Moves Up Capacity by One-Third
Sony is close to launching technology that would increase the capacity of Blu-ray discs from 25 Gbytes to 33.4 Gbytes, according to Nikkei Electronics Asia.
The new technology uses i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation), a processor-intensive method that allows players to properly calculate the read-error rate, a stumbling block that prevented larger capacity discs.
Both Sony and Panasonic jointly developed the technology that was publicized in October.
Sony is asking the Blu-ray Disc Association to adopt i-MLSE.