Ricoh Optical Component Reads Blu-ray And HD DVD

Posted: Jul 9 2006, 11:21am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:55pm CDT, in Home Entertainment


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Ricoh Optical Component Reads Blu-ray and HD DVD

Ricoh could have invented the component that ends the HD format war before it began.

Ricoh developed a diffraction plate that allows a single optical pickup and lens read Blu-ray, HD DVD, DVD and CD.

There is no information yet on how expensive the component is. It sounds like a cool and simple solution to the multi-format problem that should enable player manufactures to build affordable HD players. Ricoh will show the multi-format optical device next week at the Optoelectronics Exhibition 2006 in Japan. The product is available to OEM manufacturers by the end of the year.
More details on EETimes.

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