HD DVD: What’s New?
We’ll keep this short and sweet. There are three bits of information that are worth reporting on the HD DVD front today.
1) The DVD Forum has officially approved the triple layer 51gb HD DVD disc: “DVD Specifications for High Density Read-Only Disc [HD DVD-ROM (51G)] Part 1 Physical Specifications, Version 2.0″
2) CH-DVD, the Chinese HD DVD format, has taken yet another step towards the mass market in China through the finalization/approval of their HD DVD logo by the DVD Forum.
3) HD DVD’s main promotional site receives a complete overhaul, and now provides release updates, release calendars, and full disc details among other new features.
Arguably, the biggest piece of news in the realm of High Def Media today is the 51gb HD DVD approval. While many people are quick to point out that the new discs might not be compatible with the current batch of HD DVD hardware, we think it’s equally important to note that there is no official word one way or the other, so there is no reason to speculate at this time. As always we will keep you posted on any further developments. Thanks, Delusional, for the tips.