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HD DVD-R, HD DVD-RW and HD DVD-RAM in 2009?

Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:15 am

What is going to happen to HD DVD-R, HD DVD-RW and HD DVD-RAM discs and drives? Can I still buy them in the year 2009?
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:23 am

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Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:36 am

hoxlund wrote:they are going to make spectacular hard to shoot, plastic shooting clays


They do not make movies to HD DVDs anymore. Will they still use HD DVDs as data discs? This is a serious question.

I would like to store my data to HD DVD-R(W)s or HD DVD-RAMs...
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Postby MediumRare on Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:30 am

Henri Tapani Heinonen wrote:I would like to store my data to HD DVD-R(W)s or HD DVD-RAMs...

Forget it (unless you mean High Defintion as in Blu-Ray). HD-DVD is dead. There's only been one HD-DVD burner (sort of) available for consumers, and it has miserable writing qualities. :evil:

Have a look here for more details.

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Postby Morpheus on Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:24 pm

LG is the only manufacturer who is still making HD DVD drives. I believe those are combo drives: HD-DVD Rom/BluRay Rom or HD DVD Rom/BluRay writer. These are popular with the HTPC crowd to play HD DVD and BluRay movies on their HTPCs using PowerDVD (or Arcsoft?). I haven't heard of any HD DVD writers and it looks like what HD DVD blank disks were out there are being discontinued.
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A new and better petition

Postby Henri Tapani Heinonen on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:31 am

I am trying to do a better petition than the old one.

This is the new petition:
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All-formats-drive should read these formats:
- CD: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DD CD-ROM, DD CD-R, DD CD-RW
- DVD: DVD-ROM, DVD-R General, DVD-R Authoring, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-RAM (versions 1.0...6.0)
- HD DVD: HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R DL, HD DVD-RW DL, HD DVD-RAM
- Blu-ray Disc (BD): BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
- Minor formats: Phase-change Dual (PD), HD-BURN R (CD), HD-BURN RW (CD), Gigarec (CD), (ML CD?), (GD-ROM, GD-R?)

All-formats-drive should write these formats:
- CD: CD-R, CD-RW (1x...32x), DD CD-R, DD CD-RW
- DVD: DVD-R General, DVD-R Authoring, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-RAM (versions 1.0...6.0)
- HD DVD: HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R DL, HD DVD-RW DL, HD DVD-RAM
- Blu-ray Disc (BD): BD-R, BD-RE
- Minor formats: Phase-change Dual (PD), HD-BURN R (CD), HD-BURN RW (CD), Gigarec (CD), Mount Rainier, (ML CD?), (GD-R?)
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Comments? Suggestions?
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Re: A new and better petition

Postby DrageMester on Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:16 am

Henri Tapani Heinonen wrote:Comments? Suggestions?

Good luck with that. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you. :wink:
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:58 pm

I'm sorry, but I fail to see the point in petitioning to keep failed formats around. It's just not economically feesible :-?
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