+ The DVD Forum has approved the new HD DVD TL-51 (51 GB) disc.
Blu-ray has nothing to gloat about now when it comes to capacity.
The DVD Forum, the international DVD standards authority, has approved a 51 GB single-sided triple-layer HD DVD disc for production. Extension to the HD DVD standard, which was submitted by Toshiba in April, received approval on 31 August 2007. Other recent developments include:http://www.screendigest.com/online_service...060907-ec3/show
* A single-sided triple-layer HD DVD/DVD hybrid (combi) disc, the DVD layer of which would be playable by legacy DVD players, is expected to be approved before the year end.
* The Forum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's Optical Memory National Engineering Research Centre (OMNERC) regarding licensing of the HD DVD-ROM China (formerly HD DVD-ROM China-only) format, specification for which was approved earlier this year. The only difference between the latter and the standard HD DVD format is the modulation scheme: the optical pickup in HD DVD China player will be able to play standard HD DVD discs, although Chinese discs will not be playable in standard HD DVD drives. According to the Forum, the Chinese government is keen to introduce the format domestically before the Olympic Games in August 2008. Large-scale integrates (LSIs) are already under development by manufacturers and use of AACS for the format is currently under negotiation.
DVD+HD DVD on the same side and 51 GB for HD DVD movies that need the extra room, and affordable HD DVD players from China?...
To hell with Blu Xmas..... This Xmas is a Red
Xmas This post has been edited by h3xagram: Sep 9 2007, 04:10 AM