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Old 11-17-2007, 03:14 AM
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Default DVD Forum Approves Three Layer 51GB HD DVDs

Got this from Teamxbox.com, pretty cool, glad to see HD DVD stay competitive...........

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At its 40th Steering Committee Meeting, the DVD Forum has approved the triple-layer HD DVD ROM (read only) specification proposed by Toshiba. The new HD DVD ROM disc has a three-layer structure, with each layer storing 17GB of data, offering a total disc capacity of 51 gigabytes. Currently, HD DVD ROM has a single-layer capacity of 15 GB, with dual-layer discs offering 30 GB.

The new disc, which can store up to 7 hours of high-definition video, shares the same disc structure as standard DVD and previously announced HD DVD formats: two 0.6-mm thick discs bonded back-to-back. This time-tested physical structure offers proven volume manufacturing at little cost increment.

With this latest development, the HD DVD camp is able to offer a product that matches the capacity offered by a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc.
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As long as it still plays in first generation players, then great, let them use it. But BD also has a spec out for a 100 gig disk, do they not? That's all a big ego trip kind of thing. To stay competitive in the PC storage department, not entertainment, this new spec is a necessity.
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:59 PM
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I'll be interested to see if this really pans out. If it does it will be a big plus for HD DVD, but I'm still kind of skeptical.
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If the triple-layer disc doesn't play in current-gen players, none of the studios will adopt it; they'd essentially be starting over again in terms of an installed base of players. But I do wish the forum would say definitively one way or the other...
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