Taiwan to Launch HD-DVD Format

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  1. Kaima

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    I don't know if this have been posted but here it is again.

    A government-backed trade group in Taiwan is set to launch the world's third High-Definition DVD (HD-DVD) format next month, said a group organizer. The blue-light HD-DVD by the Advanced Optical Storage Research Consortium, if recognized by international standards body DVD Forum, will help Taiwan lessen dependence on foreign disc technology. The blue-light HD-DVD will scale up disc capacity to 15-17GB from the current industry standard of 4.7GB and its optical drive will boast a capacity of 18-27GB.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Officials went on to comment "With this new technology, our domestic piracy industry will be able to be far more efficient, packing even MORE bootlegged material onto a single disc, thereby reducing the environmental impact that all of the bad discs from their substandard pressing plants have."
     
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    Jeff, stop it! yer killin' me [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael Yung

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    I think what Jeff Kleist said is offensive and insulting to people from Taiwan. At HTF, such racially motivated attack is simply out of bounds and I hope the admins will take the appropriate actions to stop this type of posts in the future.
     
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    Geeze Michael,take it easy.Its was only a joke [​IMG] .Man people are to sensitive these days.....[​IMG]
    (Jeff I though it was worth a laugh [​IMG] )
     
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    I'm not from Taiwan but as soon as I read it I thought it was a little offensive....
     
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    Actually, these developments are quite interesting, jokes aside. Blue lasers and machines that support them have been in the works for some time. Stereophile (Guide to HT) talks a bit about it in the new issue. Actually, they go on to say HD-DVD players could be ready for sale in the beginning of 2004! This may be speculation and optimism, but damn!!!! I've bought way too many DVDs in 480P to start collecting a new format...
    Will it ever end[​IMG]
    Jeremy
     
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    I thought it was funny, Jeff

    Scott
     
  9. Kaima

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    At least the Asians know how to make money from piracy. My school has over 5,000 GB of free bootlegged martial on their file sharing server. Btw, Porn is the number one search again this month. Imagine all the money I'll make if I sale these apps, games, movies, songs, and porn on CDR.
     
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    Gentlemen, please get back on track with the topic at hand.

    Thankyou.

    What is the resolution of this HD DVD format, 1080i? Kaima, provide a link to the document where you obtained that material from.
     
  11. Chris Brown

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    I think any format of HD-DVD will only become successful if it is backwards compatible with regular DVD’s. DVD is here to stay for a while… they are going to have to try and build upon it instead of trying to replace it.

    Does anyone know if these players are backwards compatible with regular DVD’s?
     
  12. Han

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    Sometimes, I think they should cut the cord somewhere with backward compatibility. Definitely, I think the final version of HD-DVD should be compatible with regular DVD and DVD recordables, but then there's CD, DVD-Audio, and SACD. I'm sure things will eventually get hashed out, but I hope the format doesn't go for it all and we end up with players that take forever to start up because it has to figure out what type of disc is put in. Wouldn't a blue laser player require a laser for HD, one for DVD, and one for CD?

    Anyway, time table for HD on DVD is encouraging enough to me, that I'm not concerned much anymore about double dipping current DVDs. I just grab a decent current version of a movie and only double dip when HD-DVD comes out.
     
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