Holographic Versatile Discs

BlackNinja

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I was reading about this not too long ago, and I wanted to know what people here thought or wanted to add about it. It sounds amazing with its potential capacity for 3.9 terabytes. Obviously it would have to be a technology where the price will be insane for a while, then drop off quickly. I read on a few other gaming message boards, saying that maybe in 5 years time, it could give BD a heavy competition. I think for right now this would be more of an industrial tool, rather than for consumers, it probably also needs some improvements before then too. I read an article saying the entire US national library could fit on 6 of these discs(About 20tb).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc
 

Hudson

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My uncle, who worked in computers years ago.. said that they were working on this way back in the 80's
 

Radioguy

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I read about these years ago, and thought we'd have them by now. Anyhow, they sound fragile, and probably really need to be caddied. (Unlike CDs and DVDs which once were, but aren't needed anymore) That makes them less "versatile" to me. "Holodiscs" ala Star Trek these aren't....yet.
 
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sounds cool but i think i, along with most other people would only ever need 1 or 2 of these... i mean i got a 1tb HD right now with around 50 full TV series sets on it and it is only half full heh.
 

Party Rooster

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Damn. Misinterpreted the thread title. I thought HD Holographic Porn was on the horizon. :icon_mrgr

I notice Toshiba isn't on this list, so maybe it has a chance.

As of February 2006, the HVD FORUM comprises these corporations:

* Alps Electric Corporation, Ltd.
* CMC Magnetics Corporation
* Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (DIC)
* EMTEC International (subsidiary of the MPO Group)
* Fuji Photo Film Company, Ltd.
* Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
* LiteOn Technology Corporation
* Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Company, Ltd. (MKM)
* Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.
* Nippon Paint Company, Ltd.
* Optware Corporation
* Pulstec Industrial Company, Ltd.
* Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation
* Software Architects, Inc. (?)
* Suruga Seiki Company, Ltd.
* Targray Technology International, Inc.
* Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
* Toagosei Company, Ltd.
* Tokiwa Optical Corporation
 

MrAbovePar

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Here's the deal. This will one day replace tape back-ups. It however will not replace blue laser optical discs for much longer as current movies with all the bells and whistles aren't pushing the limits. If they push the limits you would probably need to go above 1440p. So I figure it'll be around 15-20 years or so till we start seeing this outside of specialized use. Just like we saw blue laser optics in the late 80s and early 90s but didn't get blu-ray till about 2 years back.