Ricoh Aims to Bridge HD Formats18 Jul, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Ricoh Co. last week said beginning in 2007, it would supply to CE manufacturers technology that could read optical discs in both the HD DVD and rival Blu-ray Disc formats. The new hardware component incorporates a diffraction plate that can alter the laser and allow the drive to read all formats.
“Yes, we've developed a drive,” confirmed a Ricoh spokesperson, who declined to state possible pricing.
Sample releases are slated to begin later this year.