Nothing like buying a shiny new Blu-ray Disc movie, and discovering that its BD-Live or BD-Java feature doesn't work properly, or takes forever to load. Kinda sucks, doesn't it?
Technicolor, a division of Thomson, has opened a facility to test those features, and give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Sort of like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Approved by the Blu-ray Disc Association, the new Blu-ray Disc Testing Center will be located in Burbank, California.
Why do they need such extensive testing?
"Technicolor, as an expert in Blu-ray Disc production, recognizes the need for improved quality control and format verification for Blu-ray Discs to ensure better compatibility and performance. The creation of a testing center directly addresses the demand by studios and content producers to create a knowledge center for improving disc compatibility and performance, and accelerate the release of Blu-ray Disc titles into the market."
If a technology is going to be accepted, it needs to be flawless in its early stages, while establishing that "first impression" with consumers. This is a great step towards making sure everyone's experience with Blu-ray is a good one. —Leslie Shapiro
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