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HD-DVD harbouring a 3X advantage secret?

ah802
02-19-2007, 05:08 PM
According to engadget.. it is. The 3X DVD spec takes that a step further, while it's a part of the HD DVD format and apparently only compatible with HD DVD players, the discs themselves are physically exactly the same as standard red-laser DVDs. Suggesting that with compression you should be able to deliver HD 720p content on a standard DVD dual layer disk (We've seen this already with download HD content). At this point, disk manufacturers are falling over themselves to support the 3X standard with mastering equipment upgrades.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/19/is-3x-dvd-hd-dvds-secret-weapon-against-blu-ray/

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070219005332&newsLang=en
http://www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=12405

The fury is on... the dust hasn't settled.

paulc
02-20-2007, 09:18 AM
Indeed this is a very interesting development. Blank DL DVDs are still frightfully expensive compared to SL discs, but getting more folks to buy them should get a quicker reduction in pricing.

mentalmummy
02-20-2007, 11:11 AM
Indeed this is a very interesting development. Blank DL DVDs are still frightfully expensive compared to SL discs, but getting more folks to buy them should get a quicker reduction in pricing.

In the UK DL dvd`s are available in bulk buy of 25`s for about 70p online, I think thats about fourty cents US (?) which I would say is quite cheap :)