Red laser–based high-definition DVD chosen

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  1. Norm

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    December 2, 2002 — A red laser–based Advanced Optical Disc (AOD) format system developed by Toshiba and NEC has been chosen by the DVD Forum as the standard for next-generation high-definition DVD players. The DVD Forum will develop AOD specs and publish them in the spring, according to the Nikkei news service. NEC said it would release AOD drives for PCs next year. Toshiba plans to market AOD home recorders in 2004.
    The announcement was made in mid-November by the 212-member DVD Forum, and indicates the group's abandonment of attempts to combine red laser technology with the Blu-ray Disc format developed and backed by Hitachi, LG, Matsushita, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, and Thomson. Blu-ray supporters may still proceed with the development of that format.
    http://www.guidetohometheater.com/shownews.cgi?1441
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Anyone wishing to point out the same issues as said in a dozen other threads, please just do a search and re-read those.

    To reiterate the high points

    1- This is not the end of DVD
    2- Prerecorded movies will not be on this format for years and years and years to come
    3- The hardware companies can make Blu-Laser products all they want, but if ALL studios don't get behind it the format will go the way of beta

    The end
     
  3. Norm

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    I know its not the end, just glad they are moving ahead with HD-DVD.
     
  4. GeorgeTW

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    especially considering that blue laser can store more info in the same space than red, what a frickin waste
     
  5. Ronald Epstein

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    I also want to update some comments I made
    earlier this year.....

    Haven been aboard the HT CRUISE, I got to speak
    to many people in the industry about the upcoming
    HD-DVD format.

    Though I had heard from certain studios and originally
    reported that there could be HD-DVD titles out by the
    end of next year, I have heard from hardware folks
    that HD-DVD is at least 2-3 years away, and that is
    only if the studios adopt the format.

    And, as Jeff Kleist mentioned, this is not the end
    of the current DVD format as we know it.

     
  6. Todd H

    Todd H Go Dawgs!

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    Red laser HD-DVD...[​IMG]
    They really dropped the ball on this one. Red laser DVD just doesn't have the storage capacity to do HD-DVD right. I guess our petition had no effect. *sigh*
     
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    Yay, more compression...
     
  8. Adam Lenhardt

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    Something seems fishy here... the announcement from Mid-November by the DVD Forum mentioned in the article did indeed support the NEC/Toshiba proposal. But, all indications up to this point have been that that was a blue laser format.

    I wouldn't get too worried yet, since I believe this latest post by that site was misinformed.
     
  9. Todd Hochard

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    Red-laser?? Considering what the DVD-Forum just said about adopting the Tosh/NEC blue-laser, this is surprising.

    I'm still hoping Sony's Blu-Ray will prevail.
     
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    I think this article is in error. I sent an e-mail to hddvd.org earlier today about this:
     

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