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Old 11-17-2007, 04:14 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...........

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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Old 11-17-2007, 12:18 PM
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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, 01:59 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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Old 11-17-2007, 02:05 PM
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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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