Blu-ray is the most advanced high capacity optical disc format ever. Thanks to the major advances in BD laser technology, you can store up to 25GB on a single disc. That's five times more than existing (single layer) DVDs.
Super fast recording speeds of up to 9 MB per second
Its 1 to 2 x recording speed allows recording at between 4.5 and 9 MB per second, so you can record more in less time.
Stores 135 minutes of High Definition video
To keep pace with the growing popularity of high-resolution video, single-layer Blu-ray discs provide you with the storage capacity for up to 135 minutes of HD video. If you record at normal DVD quality, you can store more than 5.5 hours of video.
Extra-tough coating protects the disc
Philips Blu-ray discs have a cover layer of unrivalled toughness and uniformity, protecting the discs' vital recording layers. The layer is applied using a Philips-developed vacuum-bonding technology, securing an unrivalled uniform thickness of 100 µm. The disc can withstand heavy use, fingerprints, scratches and dirt without the need for a protective cartridge. Philips Blu-ray discs are far superior to standard CDs and DVDs.
Precision tooled stampers guarantee superior quality
Philips Blu-ray discs are manufactured using a unique Philips-developed process that uses state-of-the-art deep UV mastering equipment to produce stampers used for injection moulding of the BD discs. Philips controls every aspect of the complete manufacturing process under one roof. The result is excellent reproducibility and quality.
Error correction system ensures recording and playability
Blu-ray discs offer an advanced error correction system that is much more powerful than in CDs and DVDs, ensuring maximum protection of your data and video.
The recording layers are made from highly stable inorganic layers that are unaffected by exposure to light, ensuring the longevity of the disc. This type of inorganic recording layer is a significant improvement over the organic layers presently used in recordable CD and DVD discs and delivers more stable operability and longer disc life.
Compatible with any Blu-ray Disc device
Philips Blu-ray discs are manufactured to have wide recording power margins and have been certified to conform to the demanding specification standards set by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). This means that they are compatible with any brand of BD drive or recorder. For the best results, Philips recommends the Philips TripleWriter™ Blu-ray drive for PC or the Philips BD Video Recorder for video.
Drag-and-drop simplicity with no time-consuming pre-formatting
Philips Blu-ray discs offer drag-and-drop simplicity immediately, without the need for formatting. Their special UDF 2.5 file system makes moving data files and HD video easier and quicker than ever.