Samsung Blu-ray players reportedly have stopped working


It has been reported in numerous publications and online forums that Samsung is having an issue with hundreds if not thousands of their Blu-ray players around the world. All of a sudden, the players get stuck in an endless bootup loop, makes a strange noise, shut down as soon as they are turned on, or are just unresponsive. These malfunctions were reported as starting on Friday, June 19th with no explanation or link to any particular model or firmware version. At the time this email blast was written, there was no update or cause given for these malfunctions, nor has there been a solution provided to resolve these issues with the players.

This is certainly important for the optical disc, especially the Blu-ray optical disc industry and we will continue to monitor the situation. If you current sell blank or recorded Blu-ray discs, it’s critical that you are aware of this happening in case a customer contacts you about this problem, or thinks that it was caused by the disc(s) you sold to them. Customers looking for solutions will often cast blame on the media for defects when it could many other factors, so it’s important to be diligent about other factors in the market that could be the true root cause.

Vinpower is diligent about staying on top of advances and issues that affect the digital storage market and making sure the products we manufacture or distribute meet the highest possible quality standards.

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Don’t limit yourself, the iXflash extends the memory on an iPhone / iPad for longer videos and more pictures.

ixflash live record plus added memory

Most of us have experienced the dreaded storage full warning, letting us know we don’t have enough memory on our iPhone or iPad to take any more photos or videos. No matter what size device you get, there’s no way to add any additional storage. So you either give up on taking the photo or video, or you frantically try to delete and unload stored pictures, videos, and Apps to free up space. With the iXflash, you don’t have to worry about any of that.

With the iXflash, you can take pictures & videos that are stored directly on the iXflash drive without using any of the iPhone or iPad’s internal memory. So you can film as much as you want without fear of running out of storage. Plus, you can perform simple editing as the video can be paused and restarted to create 1 continuous video instead of multiple shorter videos. No longer are you restricted in what you can film due to lack of storage capacity on your iPhone or iPad, the iXflash gives you more flexibility and capability to capture those memories you would have otherwise missed.

The iXflash comes in multiple capacity sizes, from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB, to match the needs of all users, from the occasional picture taker, to the professional influencer on the go. You can find the iXflash in a variety of online retailers around the world.

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Vinpower offers special media packaging for hassle free shipment for online orders

Hassle Free

Even though retail locations are starting to open up more and more during the COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers are still more comfortable ordering products online. The problem with online orders for items with more fragile packaging, like individual spindles of optical discs, is decision between cheaper packaging that could cause the product to break and therefore incur returns or the added cost of safer packaging, possibly increasing your costs too high for the market. It’s a very delicate balance between ensuring the safety of your product during shipping and managing your costs to make your product price competitive.

Vinpower has the solution! We are offering new individual and multipack hassle free media packaging offerings of our top quality A grade OPTODISC media. Not only are you able to offer your customers a top tier media offering, but you can also rest assured that you won’t get returns due to faulty packaging that breaks during transit. All this at an incredible price. Contact Vinpower to learn more about our different media offerings, including special packaging.

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iXflash can store and play Hi-Res Lossless audio files like flac for the ultimate music listening experience

iXflash audio

High fidelity and lossless audio quality is becoming more popular with those that truly enjoy music or other forms of audio content. You don’t have to be an audiophile to truly appreciate the value of high quality audio. The problem is, the uncompressed lossless audio files are very large files and take up a lot of capacity on our players, which today are most typically your phone. Of course CD’s have near perfect sound quality, but it’s not always convenient to listed to CD’s. So what do you do when you want the digital quality of a CD but don’t want to lug around your entire CD collection and you don’t have the storage capacity on your phone for the full sound of lossless audio files? The solution is easy, store those files on an iXflash drive!
iXflash audio benefits:
1. Added Storage: Provides 32GB up to 512GB of added storage for all types of digital music files, including Hi-Res lossless audio files
2. Supports Many Formats: Plays all popular audio files through the iXflash App, such as FLAC, APE, AAC, AIF, M4A, MP3, WAV files. Some of these are not supported on an iPhone / iPad alone
3. No Disruption: Music will continue to play without disruption, even when the iPhone / iPad goes dark to conserve battery life
4. Transfer Between Devices: Transfer audio files from a computer to an iPhone / iPad or vice versa or keep thousands of music files stored on the iXflash drive.
5. Plus much more…

With the iXflash drive, available in sizes from 32GB up to 512GB, you can store a huge array of music files, including lossless audio files, that can be played directly through your iPhone or iPad from the iXflash App. Even lossless audio files like the hi-res flac format, which aren’t supported by iPhones but can still be played on an iPhone through the iXflash App, can be stored and played anytime you want. Plus, the music does stop when the iPhone or iPad minimizes and the screen goes dark to conserve battery life or you open other App’s while listening to music. The iXflash gives you the freedom to play all your music while the iXflash is connected to your iPhone / iPad, or you can temporarily load select songs or a playlist onto your iPhone / iPad and when you’re done listening to them, remove them from the iPhone / iPad to free up more space. Yet, they remain on the iXflash for the next time you want to listen to those songs or programing.

We’ve all been there, no matter what capacity storage you buy with your iPhone, you seem to always battle running out of space. Between the hi-res pictures and videos, the never ending number of Apps and its stored data, and the confounding “other” content, there never seems to be enough storage when you need it. Since smart phones are less frequently used as a phone and more often used as our everyday camera, for social media, internet search engine, TV, and radio source, the items that are often the odd man out are the music files. Don’t sacrifice your audio files, get an iXflash and get the full concert experience whenever and wherever you are!

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Optical Discs are one of the safest and most economical way to backup and archive all your digital content.

Archive memories

While millions if not billions of people are stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are filling our time on our computers or mobile devices. When we’re not working, be it remotely or from an office, many of us find ourselves endlessly engaged in social media and/or playing online games, looking for an escape from the doldrums of quarantine life. What we’re not paying attention to is the exponentially growing amount of data in the form of pictures, videos, data files, music, movies, etc. that just sits on our computer hard drives or the memory on our mobile devices.

Instead of just buying larger and larger hard drives for content we rarely if ever look at, it’s much cheaper and more reliable to offload that old/cold content onto archival quality optical discs. Now that there’s consumer grade optical discs with up to 128GB of storage, one can store over a TB of data on just 10 optical discs. Plus, optical disc are extremely easy to recall the content and when kept under the proper conditions, can last decades if not centuries.

While you’re home, why not spare a little time to protect your precious memories, from the litany of baby pictures to that last vacation you took and look back on fondly. It’s incredibly easy to do and can be done over time in short increments, so you can focus on binging the next great series through one of the many streaming services vying for your attention. Do something for yourself that you can pass down, so future generations can laugh at your crazy Coronavirus hairdos and exploits to keep yourself entertained during these crazy times!

Vinpower’s line of Optodisc CD-R is the ideal media for audio recording and playback

Optodisc cd audio

CD audio still holds a special place in the hearts of music enthusiast around the world for its unequalled clarity and sound quality. When you compare the sound from an original audio CD compared to a compressed .WAV file, the audio CD is far superior. In order to maximize the enjoyment from audio CD recordings, it’s critical to make sure to use high quality CD-R, like Vinpower’s line of OPTODISC CD-R media. Not only do the OPTODISC lines of CD-R offer superior recording and playback quality, but they also have a longer archival lifespan, when stored correctly, compared to lower grade cheap media.

OPTODISC manufactured media is readily available, as it is the default media used for brands such as Optical Quantum, PlexDisc, Piodata, and others. Not only are CD’s the most versatile format for content storage, in that it is commonly used to hold music, videos, photos, X-rays, documents, etc., but it’s also the most affordable storage format as well. There still is and will continue to be a large segment of the population that realize it’s important to own tangible products like CD’s that they can store and reliably play anytime they choose.

When you are looking for recordable media, especially CD-R, that will consistently and reliably burn without flaws and playback without errors, Vinpower’s OPTODISC line should be your preferred media.

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With the iXflash, you can transfer files between your iPhone / iPad and a computer for easy access and safe keeping

iXflash connect to computer

Last week I shared how one could easily back-up all the pictures and videos from their iPhone or iPad onto the iXflash. But once you’ve done that, what do you do with all the saved images? It would make no sense just to back-up all your photos and videos if you couldn’t offload them onto a more secure and permanent storage location.

Since the iXflash also has a USB connection, you can easily transfer all your backed-up images onto a computer. But that’s not all. Using the iXflash, you can also transfer a wide variety of files, like music, movies, documents, images, and so much more back and forth between a computer and an iPhone or iPad. That flexibility allows everyone to easily convert their iXflash into a tiny portable on the go hard drive or media library that doesn’t require wi-fi or any internet access in order to operate. It’s the perfect solution for those people on the go or even those of us taking precautions and sheltering in place, but wanting to do so from your backyard or another safe location outside the home you’ve been cooped up in for far too long.

The iXflash comes in multiple capacity sizes, from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB, to match the needs of all users, from the occasional picture taker, to the professional influencer on the go. You can find the iXflash in a variety of online retailers around the world, including the below Amazon links in the USA:

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Don’t take any chances, back-up the photos and videos on your iPhone

ixflash backup new

Millions of people around the world have taken tons of pictures and videos with their iPhone’s or iPad’s that they never back-up from their device. I don’t need to say how risky it is not to back up those images from a mobile device that could be easily lost or stolen with no recourse. In fact, it’s been documented that approx. 70 million people lose their cell phones every year. The main reason behind no backing up photos and videos is that it’s too complicated or they don’t want to pay the fees for cloud storage.

Vinpower makes it so incredibly easy and inexpensive to back up all your photos and videos through our iXflash drive and App. Merely plug it in and select back-up photos and the App will do the rest. Not only will the iXflash quickly and easily back-up all the photos and videos stored on your iPhone or iPad in their original state with the original name, date, and location tags, but it will also back-up special Apple features like Live Photo and Photo Burst in their native form so all your images will remain in their original state. In addition, the iXflash can also back-up the images stored on the iCloud, to make sure you have access to all your photos and videos, even when you don’t have access to iCloud.

The iXflash comes in multiple capacity sizes, from 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and even 512GB, to match the needs of all users, from the occasional picture taker, to the professional influencer on the go. You can find the iXflash in a variety of online retailers around the world, including the below Amazon links in the USA:

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Vinpower has controller options that meet the needs of all users for pricing and compatibility

Controller for everyone

Vinpower has long been known as a reliable and innovative duplication hardware manufacturer. Yet, the key to our success lies in the high quality of our standalone duplication controller. The knock on our controller was that added technological and safety advantages came at a cost, pricing our controllers above others, like ACARD. Now, with our acquisition of the ACARD duplication technology, including the controllers, we are able to offer a complete line of controllers, including lower cost versions for more price sensitive markets.

Vinpower is the largest global supplier of digital duplication controllers. This has stemmed from the overall reliability and high quality of our controllers. Another benefit is the fact that the Vinpower controllers can work with all known drives and medias on the market today, as well the ability to operate special functions with select drives and media, including the ability to offer copy protection for DVD and BD video content. These added benefits, plus lower costs, offer a greater assortment of benefits to duplication customers around the world.

In addition, when a duplicator’s drives become worn, they have issues burning certain medias and create longer duplication times or higher failure rates. Vinpower’s controllers recognizes these variances in the methods that drive’s burn media at during various stages in its production cycle and helps compensate through managing the duplication process. This not only extends the lifecycle of the drives, but also reduces the number of failed burns produced by the duplicator(s) as well. Making the Vinpower controllers able to further save money by extending the life of the drives and not wasting perfectly good media.

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It’s your content, you should protect it!

protect content with copy protection

With everyone at home thirsting for interesting content, there are lots of creative people with lots of time and ideas. Today’s technology makes it so that everyone with a cell phone, a vision, and editing software can make their own movies these days. Picture for a moment that you created digital video content that you want to sell or control who you share with, what are your limitations? One issue could be that those that view your content, decide to make copies or upload online without your permission or consent. If you were hoping to sell that content, then you no longer have the opportunity because someone took that decision from you and made it available for free to anyone. If you had hoped to keep the content private, now it’s been released onto the web or passed from person to person for all to share and see without your ability to selectively decide who can view the content and who can’t. Protecting content is not just a problem for large enterprise or movie studios, it can be an everybody problem.

Vinpower has been developing hardware and software tools that enable companies and individuals to keep their content safe for many years now and we continue to improve the process and decrease the costs to do so. It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg just to protect what’s rightfully yours. Don’t take any chances with your digital video content, add Vinpower’s copy protection to rest easier knowing that you don’t have to be a victim.

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