think they'll do it?
think they'll do it?
Why not? Sony has to follow Nintendo's example and release like 4 versions of the same thing. I see Blu-Ray compatable UMDs as a possible feature
what is so special about blue ray? :(
It can hold a hell of a lot. :) I'm not sure how much it is, but I think it's about 16 GB.Quote:
Originally Posted by Zx30
Holy crap..Doesent the standard UMD hold about 1.8GB?Quote:
Originally Posted by makarman
yeah, but the 16GB is for DVD size, so a Blu-Ray UMd would hold somthing like 7GB (Does that sound right at all?)
wow that would be so damn awsome...The games on the PSP would be amazing fitting 7GB of space in them!
Yea i belive it would hold around that much memory , but they would be costly eh? I also dont belive blue ray technology can work with umds if it did i think they umds would be quite costly for game's.Quote:
Originally Posted by z357x
Um if you're suggesting that they'll cut blu rays in half and fit them in UMD cases to be used on PSP, that's impossible, considering blu ray requires a blue laser, hence the name :)
considering that a DVD can hold 4.7 gigs, and the UMD; 1.8 gigs
we use the variables x, which stands for the amount that a blue ray disc can hold, and the variable y which stands for the slope of the 4.7/1.8= 38.3 percent
so...16 gigs times the 38.3 percentage loss of the DVD to UMD = about 6.1 gigs.
Maybe on PSP1.5 or PSP2
I just guessed on the math in my head, not too bad :pQuote:
Originally Posted by lilmul123
Here is some info on Blu-ray:
"Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world's leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). The format was developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25GB, which can be used to record over 2 hours of HDTV or more than 13 hours of standard-definition TV. There are also dual-layer versions of the discs that can hold 50GB.
While current optical disc technologies such as DVD, DVD±R, DVD±RW, and DVD-RAM use a red laser to read and write data, the new format uses a blue-violet laser instead, hence the name Blu-ray. Despite the different type of lasers used, Blu-ray products can easily be made backwards compatible through the use of a BD/DVD/CD compatible optical pickup and allow playback of CDs and DVDs. The benefit of using a blue-violet laser (405nm) is that it has a shorter wavelength than a red laser (650nm), which makes it possible to focus the laser spot with even greater precision. This allows data to be packed more tightly and stored in less space, so it's possible to fit more data on the disc even though it's the same size as a CD/DVD. This together with the change of numerical aperture to 0.85 is what enables Blu-ray Discs to hold 25GB/50GB.
With the rapid growth of HDTV, the consumer demand for recording HD programming is quickly rising. Blu-ray was designed with this application in mind and supports direct recording of the MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream) used by digital broadcasts, which makes it highly compatible with global standards for digital TV. This means that HDTV broadcasts can be recorded directly to the disc without any quality loss or extra processing. To handle the increased amount of data required for HD, Blu-ray employs a 36Mbps data transfer rate, which is more than enough to record and playback HDTV while maintaining the original picture quality. In addition, by fully utilizing an optical disc's random accessing features, it's possible to playback video on a disc while simultaneously recording HD video.
Blu-ray is expected to replace VCRs and DVD recorders with the transition to HDTV over the coming years. The format is also likely to become a standard for PC data storage and HD movies in the future."
this is speculation, they could come out with a new psp with a new laser, you never know.Quote:
Originally Posted by ztype85
and think about this...if this was to come out on a later model psp and you want to run **backups** ;p of your psp games then ur gonna need a hella large mem card..
Everybody ready for the official name of the PSP2's media... that's right, BluMD! Get it? like UMD? If Sony steals that, I will frickin sue thier asses!!!
youd have to trademark it first. maby they could make a hdd with the new model, that would be cool!Quote:
Originally Posted by EstaCompton
hehe... the psp hasnt a writer in it :)
"Now in stores special UMD-Blu-Ray-Pc-Writer 1x"
"BUY BUY BUY"
reply to z357x: But regular Blu-Ray can hold 200 GBs.
Well thats the maximum so far but not the regular size thats like an 8 layer blu ray which may not even hit mass production and won't be the kind that the ps3 will use.