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07-13-06, 12:35 PM
Toshiba Delays Launch of HD DVD Recorder (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20060713090258.html)

The RD-A1 HD DVD recorder from Toshiba features 1TB hard disk space, which allows users to record video, however, a noticeable drawback of the RD-A1 is that the device cannot record video maximum resolution and encoding it using MPEG 4 AVC (H.264) codec. According to the firm, the RD-A1 can record video in MPEG 2 format and then perform up-conversion from standard definition video, which means that “image quality may not match that of an original high-definition source”.

That seem have same problems with some or most Blu-ray players/recorders current on sale. I think the laser diodes are to blame for this problem.

07-13-06, 12:46 PM
Double poster you !

HD and Blue Ray are having teething issues, like expected. Wait until 2nd gen drives that support both formats come out.

07-13-06, 12:59 PM
:lol: I didnt know I was double post, it must happen when it asked for my username and paasword to log in from my new UMPC. :o

Yes they both have teeth problems, I will wait next year or 2.

07-13-06, 01:01 PM
that described problem is different from what blu-ray is facing

in hd-dvd case, the stand alone recorder is simply not fast enough to record 1920x1080 hd video on the fly. drop in a quad core cpu and it should be fine ;)

07-13-06, 08:36 PM
image quality may not match that of an original high-definition source

Ouch!.. so much HD-DVD supremacy.. lol!

07-13-06, 10:02 PM
Ouch!.. so much HD-DVD supremacy.. lol!

So much for you having an intelligent thought.