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Old 01-08-2007, 05:39 AM
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Default Toshiba Unveils 50GB HD DVD

Another CES surprise:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...0GB_HD_DVD/422

Hopefully we'll get more details soon. But quite an exciting potential development in the format war!
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:44 AM
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It was only a matter of time for this to happen. its funny though because i was just thinking of this the other night , wondering if someway hd dvd could go with more disk space
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great news!
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Old news, TDK has already announced a prototype 100GB Blu-Ray disc a year ago (at CES 2006 to be exact) so BD still wins in terms of storage capacity
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They still have to submit it to the DVD Forum for consideration and adoption. And there's that little problem of retro-compatibility.
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Old news, TDK has already announced a prototype 100GB Blu-Ray disc a year ago (at CES 2006 to be exact) so BD still wins in terms of storage capacity
OK this is ridiculous !!!!! Most BD supporters have mostly based the format war on the 20 extra gigs. Now your going with the "We Got 100 Anyay's". What are you 6?

To me this is excellent news. Very happy to hear it.
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OK this is ridiculous !!!!! Most BD supporters have mostly based the format war on the 20 extra gigs. Now your going with the "We Got 100 Anyay's". What are you 6?

To me this is excellent news. Very happy to hear it.
you could add a 20 to that six, thank you very much But still, this makes the gap even bigger from 60% (BD50 vs. HD DVD30) to a full 100% difference (BD100 vs. HD DVD50). Either way, there's also the problem of player compatibility as new players will most likely be needed to play either one anyway so I would not expect either version to be commercially available until at least midway into both format's lifespan when both higher capacity discs and players could be reliably mass produced%-(
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Do you know how much 100GB discs would cost? I would imagine it would be cheaper to have 2 50GB discs.

Also with this announcement I'm willing to bet you'll see HD DVD 50 much much sooner (if BD100 ever really even happens.)
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They still have to submit it to the DVD Forum for consideration and adoption. And there's that little problem of retro-compatibility.
Precisely what I was about to point out - hopefully a step in the right direction though.
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I'm sure they'll have no problem getting it approved by the DVD Forum. The only thing to wonder about is compatibility with current players but I'm sure they must have thought of that.

Gotta be a firmware upgrade....right?
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