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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Robert_MN, Jan 14, 2003.
Any info on when HD DVD is arriving?
yeah I wanna know too...
When Hollywood is satisfied that people can't figure out a way to rip the HD quality film transfers off the HD-DVDs, i.e, when a "fool-proof" encryption scheme is devised (DVI-CP is part of this movement).
If that's what Hollywood is waiting for they might as well never release it. There isn't a method of encryption known to man that can't be hacked given time. I say forget about that 5% of the population that will never reform and let the other 95% continue to enjoy and consume.
Couldn't have put it better if I tried.
Life's too short to deprive the public a technology that currently exists.
Well, some of the Blu-Ray companies were saying that they'll have hardware on the shelves by the end of next year, but that's hardly the whole story. The DVD Forum, the group that officially decides all things "DVD" have yet to create an official standard for anything that would be called HD-DVD. There are several hardware platforms, compression algorithms, etc., all competing to be chosen as THE DVD standard. There's obviously a lot of money at stake.
I would guesstimate that anything offically called "HD-DVD" is 3-5 years off.
Blu-Ray hardware will be out by then, but nobody knows if there will be ANY pre-recorded Hollywood movies available for that format. It may never be more than a personal record/playback format.