http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/art ... 2007-1.htm
New Medium Enterprises (NME) releases its latest commercial HD VMD (Versatile Multilayer Disc) Player and discs into the European market, debuting at IFA 2007. HD VMD brings full high definition (HD) 1080i/p, high quality players to consumers for an attractive RRP of euro 179, at soon to be announced stores.
HD VMD is positioning itself as "The New Definition of High Definition" by giving consumers what they have been craving -- an affordable, full HD player and DVD upscaler with superior image playback. Combining the best industrial opto-electronics and disc technologies, HD VMD brings together established DVD red-laser production infrastructure with novel break-through multilayer disc technology to deliver its Full HD picture. Consumers can expect more exciting developments to come, as HD VMD's multilayer disc technology is industrially capable of storing over 30 GB on a single sided disc.
NME launches into the worldwide market in October/November with a competitive player and content bundle box which will include 5 new HD VMD titles for Australia, France, Iceland, India, Poland and Scandinavia. HD VMD's growing list of film content includes blockbuster films from Hollywood, Bollywood and International titles worldwide including "16 Blocks," "Apocalypto," "Passion of the Christ," "Lord of War," "Lucky Number Slevin," plus the award winning children's series, "Lazy Town."
I think NME missed their chance. When HD DVD players were $400+, these HD VMD players would have been a great deal. I don't see to many people paying 179 euros ($245) for one when you can get an HD DVD player an 8 movies for less. Thoughts?