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Can the disc recorded in the AVCHD format be copied to a Blu-ray disc while keeping its HD (high definition) image quality using the VAIO computer with the Blu-ray disc drive?

Using the VAIO with the Blu-ray disc drive equipped to copy the disc recorded in the AVCHD format to a Blu-ray disc while keeping its HD (high definition) image quality.

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The following conditions are required to copy the AVCHD disc to the Blu-ray disc on a VAIO computer.
- Conversion to the MPEG2 format:
Due to the specifications of the Blu-ray disc, images cannot be copied in AVCHD format. User can record on the Blu-ray disc after converting the images to MPEG2 format.
- Compatibility and specifications of the Blu-ray disc drive of the VAIO computer:
We are currently confirming the operations of the VAIO's optical disc drive with the AVCHD disc.  The above operations are possible only when the drive compatibility is confirmed and the computer specifications satisfy the system requirements. Detailed information will be available on the VAIO website.

Note: The "AVCHD" is a brand new high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i* and 720p^ signals onto certain media by using highly efficient codec technologies. The "AVCHD" is jointly established by Panasonic, the brand name for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known and Sony Corporation.

* One of HD specifications that has 1080 efficient scanning lines by interlace method
^ One of HD specifications that has 720 efficient scanning lines by progressive method