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12th September 2006 22:37  #1

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HD-DVD fires the first strike?
Have a look at this. iTwire are reporting about the new hybrid disc that Toshiba and Memory Tech have announced which is a single-sided 3 layer disc incorporating DVD and HD-DVD.

12th September 2006 23:02  #2

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Interesting. I think it's a good idea. Hell of a lot better than having one on it's own. Had they done this from the start, they'd have had much more "Opening" business I think. I know there are "Combo Packs" out there, but I think this is so much better.

18th September 2006 23:25  #3

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
It appears people at Warner filled a patent back in December for a multiformat disc that has a first layer for BD and the second for HD, with SD on the other side.

If they can actually produce them then we could see single disc releases in the near future that support all three formats.

20th September 2006 21:42  #4

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Mal wrote: It appears people at Warner filled a patent back in December for a multiformat disc that has a first layer for BD and the second for HD, with SD on the other side.

If they can actually produce them then we could see single disc releases in the near future that support all three formats.

Unfortunately that still isn't going to help the fact that you're not likely to see any Sony titles on HD-DVD for a very long time, if ever. Dammit I hate them over this stupid format war, no matter which format you buy you exclude yourself from a ton of good movies.

20th September 2006 22:45  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
So then don't buy any and just stick to standard DVD?

25th September 2006 22:33  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Standard DVD will eventially be phased out - it's the nature of technology today. The question is which one o you take up - blu-ray or HD-DVD? Buy DVD now but your hand will be forced later

26th September 2006 0:09  #7

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Too true, which is why I hope this disc works and will be available. That way I don't have to upgrade right away and I'll have more incentive to buy a player. But hopefully not for a good long while.

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