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no thanks. i switched to blu ray because i was DONE with dvd
Andrewr05 wrote: Good for the average/future bluray user but I believe the DVD layer is using up valuable space on the disc that could allow the disc to have higher bitrate bluray content.


Ya know, i was thinking the same thing when I saw the breakdown from the source article. It showed the 2 DVD layers on top of a BD 25 layer... which kind of looked to me like the DVD layers replaced the 2nd BD layer. But then I remembered another article saying that a 16-layer BD with a whopping 400GB capacity would be compatible on all current and future BD players (Found it! http://digitimes.com/news/a20081201PD212.html). So it shouldn't really be a problem replicating whatever format the non-hybrid BD would be.... unless said original was a 16-layer BD (LOTR trilogy anyone?).
Good for the average/future bluray user but I believe the DVD layer is using up valuable space on the disc that could allow the disc to have higher bitrate bluray content.

Thats just what I'm assuming, I have no idea if that is even remotely correct however...
(No I didn't read the whole CDRInfo article)
:/


Then again by the time EVERYONE starts using the ENTIRE disc for Bluray content DVD will be closer to being phased out I'm sure...

 
Well, honestly, I think that the odds are you won't be able to play the DVD layer on most older players (not being able to recognize the BD layer, thus not recognizing it at all), to the point where if it were to only work in a BD player anyway, why not just get the BD?

Obviously I'm no expert on the matter, but that's just how I see it. It is a good idea though, but I foresee a lot of problems.
BD/DVD Hybrid
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/19/first-blu-ra...

I really was against the HD-DVD/DVD when it was released because a) it was a flipper (not that it really matters, but I'm just not a fan of having at least one side of a disc exposed at all times. Feels like its more inclined to get damaged or dirty) and b) it always seemed to add about 5 bucks onto the cost of standard HD-DVDs.

However, it seems they've developed a disc that has both the Blu-Ray and the DVD on the same side, with different layers. If this is compatible with all DVD and BD players (as I believe it is), and the cost is not affected, this looks to be a pretty fantastic development. Thoughts?