CH DVD Stole What?
Chinese publication 022 Net is reporting on various legal battles currently happening in China involving EVD and CH DVD. Beijing E, the company that holds the rights to the EVD technology conducted research and claimed the following were stolen:
CBHD front-end technologies from HD-DVD, back-end technologies, including navigation, audio programs and editing system, all three core technologies with China’s independent intellectual property rights from the EVD.
Although EVD is inferior to CH DVD in many ways, the government still holds a preference to it since 100% of the development behind it was done in China. It will be interesting to see how the DVD forum and OMNERC hold up in a government run court.
EVD itself has come upon hard times as well recently, just last month the group behind it discontinued it due to a lack of sales in favor of a HD successor called, HD EVD. The articles still refer to it has EVD but it could be a translating error as well. Just to put it into more perspective, HD EVD is only capable of analogue 1080i, it also has 5GB per layer with a total of 10 layers, sound familiar?
I don’t know how such claims were made, a good chunk of CH DVD is indeed HD DVD, I can confirm CH DVD will not be using HDi, instead opting for a standard system. Regarding the other reports, it could be the replication technology was stolen from factory floors. I wonder how this will factor into OMNERC’s decision on releasing CH DVD next month, will it even see the light of day?