Movies On CD

by Willow Green |
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Yes, we know you've been able to get movies on CD for years. And that they're rubbish. But the International Trade and Industry Ministry's Industrial Science and Technology Agency, a (snappily-titled) Japanese state-owned research institute, has done something about it. According to yesterday's Yomiuri Shimbun, the institute have made a "monumental advance in compact disc technology," by developing a new surface for CDs that will allow storage of 100 times more information than a conventional disc. It will be able to store the equivalent of "several dozen" hours of movies on a single disc and is compatible with existing players. Obviously this raises the possibility of eventually being able to have a selection of your favourite movies burnt onto a single CD. But what's the betting you'll still only be able to buy them one at a a time, and they'll cost more?

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