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Panasonic opens Blu-ray test lab

Panasonic has just opened a testing laboratory for Blu-ray Disc content in Hollywood. The centre will verify that Blu-ray Disc content from movie studios meets technical specifications and that they can be played on a range of Blu-ray Disc hardware, the company said.

Panasonic said at present there is no way to do this before discs are replicated.

The new facility will be operated by Panasonic of North America and located within the existing Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, so that it can serve the Hollywood community. The testing service brings verification into the Hollywood production process and will include verification service for the logical format of BD Video/Live Discs, playback testing service for BD Video/Live Discs with the BD Video playback system.

Story filed 18.02.07

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