Nuon enhanced? what's that?

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  1. Adam_WM

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    From thedigitalbits' Planet of the Apes Review:
    Also included on Disc One are cast and crew bios, THX-Optimode test signals, features that will work only in Nuon-enhanced DVD players (like "viddies" and various zoom points during the film)...
    What are Nuon enhanced DVD players?
     
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    That's stupid. Like the Dvdfile article says, it'll be filed next to DIVX soon. How are they going to make this mainstream with on a few players that are NUON enhanced?
     
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    Nuon has been as big a disaster as DTS music. Does anyone even own a Nuon Enhanced DVD player?
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    Well, I'm sure their plan was for the Nuon chip to be so popular that it became a standard feature on all players. I think the technology is probably good (never saw it in person), but without support it will die.
    They probably suffer from a chicken-or-the-egg scenario. Why should consumers buy a Nuon-enhanced player with so few titles that use it? Why should studios create Nuon-enhanced discs without a sufficient number of players? And around it goes.
     
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    I've seen some DVD-ROM games (Myst, Riven) which have versions that can be played set-top with Nuon-chip players.
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    Basically Nuon started out as a DVD based game system, from suprise! Trip Hawkins, ex head of EA and 3DO. Then they figured out that they'd fail (again), and transformed it into a DVD extender. No one wanted it, and now they're stuck again [​IMG]
    I think Fox signed some kind of deal to use it on X # of titles or something
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