Taiwanese RiData says mass production is on the way

High definition disc prices set to fall

Though the high definition content revolution is still in its infancy, the sector could be on the verge of taking a step toward a more mainstream presence with the prediction that both re-writable HD-DVD and Blu-Ray media will soon be falling in cost.

DailyTech reports that Taiwanese disc manufacturer RiData is to begin the mass-production of both BD-RW and HD-DVD-RW in the third quarter of this year.

Though the firm says that this move won’t result in an immediate reduction in price, with the average North American cost of a disc sticking at around the $10 mark, it does predict that the move will force other manufacturers to follow suit, and that lower prices will eventually follow.

Single layer BD-RW discs can hold 25GB of data, with single layer HD-DVD-RW discs can store 20GB.

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