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The Comeback of HD-DVD

Postby jberry on Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:09 am

Saw this on the web....interesting this HD DVD and Blue Ray thing

http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnf ... _db002.htm
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:55 pm

stupid HD-DVD...
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Postby burninfool on Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:16 pm

2002:DVD Forum-"DVD-R is better!",DVD Alliance-"NO it's not...DVD+R is!".
2004:HD-DVD Forum-"we are better!",Blu-Ray Alliance-"no we are!"
2010:Hologram Forum-"you can store 100 movies on one of our discs", Googleplex Forum-"you can store every movie ever made on ours".
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Postby Ian on Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:28 pm

It seems like the movie industries are sitting on the fence, backing both... something these press releases forget to mention.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:45 pm

Ian wrote:It seems like the movie industries are sitting on the fence, backing both... something these press releases forget to mention.


If we end up having to buy *2* different media playing devices to be able to watch all the movies we buy, I'm going to be pissed off! :evil:
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Postby rdgrimes on Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:22 pm

This might be a good place to discuss the 2 formats. Can we expect to see a burner that will burn both formats as well as DVDR/RW ?

Can we likewise expect to see players that can handle all the above?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:52 pm

I'm not sure of the differences in the physical specs... it's hard to say right now how hard it would be to make a dual burner/reader. Probably the reader would be much easier I would think.
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Postby Halc on Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:06 am

HD-DVD and Blu-Ray have different numerical aperture (0.65 and 0.85 respectively).

In short:

http://www.blu-ray.com/faq/#3.2

There are other differences however, namely in channel coding, rotational speeds, pitch, read-power and several margins. And that doesn't even touch on the media format issues (or logical formats).

I'm not an expert on the issue, but I haven't even seen an optical pick-up head that supports both formats.

More than likely it's possible to make one, but at this stage of the format battle, I can't see either camp being really eager to support such an effort (?).


However, if neither of the formats really fall on their face and die away quickly, then I can't see any other possibility except there being universal players at some time in the future.

It took a long time for dvd-a/sacd players as well, so it could take a long time for hd-dvd/blu-ray recorders/players.
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Postby MadBurner on Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:38 am

Well, at least we'll have something to discuss in the next few years :P

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