Blu-Ray/DVD Hybrid Discs Launching In 2010

Universal's "Flipper" discs could benefit PlayStation 3.

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Blu-Ray/DVD Hybrid Discs Launching In 2010
Universal Studios is preparing to make good on a promise made aeons ago and finally launch its line of Blu-Ray/DVD hybrids known as ‘Flipper discs.’

The technology allows a single disc to offer a 50GB Blu-Ray version of a film on one side, and a 9GB DVD version on the other. It’s a plan by Universal (and most likely the rest of the Blu-Ray Consortium) to increase the adoption of Blu-Ray HD films by giving consumers the option to future-proof their content.

One of the key components in Sony’s PlayStation 3 is its Blu-Ray drive, offering gamers a chance to experience high definition movies. If the Flipper discs prove to be a popular format, it could help cement the PS3 as the home entertainment console of choice.

The first dual-format Flipper discs are due to go on sale on 19th January 2010 in the US, with the very first product being the Jason Bourne trilogy, a box set containing The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. No pricing has yet been announced.

Source: Digital Trends


The Programmer 2 Dec 2009 12:42
And to think that HD DVD did this from the beginning.
Fletch 2 Dec 2009 13:50
Daz 2 Dec 2009 17:22
This isn't really needed as Disney (and others) are putting out Blu-Rays with the DVD in for the same price (sometimes VERY SLIGHTLY a bit more (we're talking a couple of quid at most)) as the DVD on it's own.

anyway as long as they keep blu-ray only disc's so I can have a nice label on one side I don't really care.

@The Programmer

if that's true I'm glad I never bothered with it.
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