More DVD-DL Information
The DVD Forum archives tend to hold great things, in keeping with their nature, the Forum passes what it wants and lets the world find out about it on there own. We decided to do some more digging and have potentially found out what DVD-DL is, see the diagrams for more info: (Click thumbnails for full diagrams)
The kiosk idea is pretty neat, no details have been released regarding the time it will take for the process to finish, what payment methods it accepts (Cash, Cheque, Credit Card, etc). Seeing it in stores seems like a neat idea, history shows that companies who have tried to produce “off shoots” of main stream mediums and market them see little success. It seems like it will lead to some consumer confusion, since the discs themselves will not work “fully” in existing DVD players or recorders.
The documents do not mention a codec so we are still oblivious as to whether or not the content will be capable of HD content. The physical specifications of the disc WERE released, the disc is a dual sided DVD 9 (17GB), however since it will not work with existing hardware it is pretty inexcusable that it’s just a DVD 9 disc. The warning message’s for each of the scenarios have also been draw up, more info here.
The DVD Forum is having a verification seminar in August whose key points will be, HD DVD, CH DVD, and DVD DL so we assume more information will be “released” then. Feel free to browse through our old post as well.
It dosen’t seem fair to call the disc the DVD Forum’s answer to Blu-ray or Toshiba’s “Blu-ray Killer” since the technology was under development before HD DVD or Blu-ray even hit the market. As mentioned before, we will keep you updated regarding any further advancements of this technology.