ELEVEN CHINESE companies have been given the official blessing of the Blu-ray Disk Association (BDA) to begin the manufacture of BD disks, drives and players starting next year according to China Tech News.
The manufacturers - including TCL, Malata and Desay - have in some cases moved to the BD format from the now deceased HD DVD system.
It has been estimated that kit fitted with BD drives will reach 5.3 million this year and top 11 million by 2009.
How many Chinese factories will be churning out BD-branded kit without the blessing of the organisation remains to be seen but you can be pretty sure that sub-£100 Hi Def disk spinners will be with us sooner rather than later. µ
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