Ricoh Develops Multi-Format Disc Reader Component

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[Emru Townsend of Digital World writes]: One step closer to optical media harmony: While LG, Toshiba and Samsung have talked about creating a multiple-format high-definition DVD player, Ricoh has decided to actually do something about it. They’ve developed a component that reads and writes HD DVD, Blu-ray, DVD and CD with one pickup and one lens. The component will be offered to OEMs by the end of the year.

[Via Digital World ]

Derik’s Thoughts: It’s about time. Consumers don’t want to be caught in the middle of this foolish format war.

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