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Old 09-11-07, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default HD VMD Set To Take On Blu-Ray, HD-DVD.

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What are your thoughts? Uses red lasers.
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Old 09-11-07, 04:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: HD VMD Set To Take On Blu-Ray, HD-DVD.

Bah... do we really need ANOTHER format.... apart from disc space it seems inferior to HD-DVD/BD with no support for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, please just let this die
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Old 09-11-07, 07:43 AM   #3
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All depends if they have good support for the media. If alot of studios end up supporting this format it could give both HDDVD and Bluray a fight due to its better price point which in the end is all the consumer cares about.
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Old 09-11-07, 10:42 AM   #4
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All depends if they have good support for the media. If alot of studios end up supporting this format it could give both HDDVD and Bluray a fight due to its better price point which in the end is all the consumer cares about.
Yeah, I wasn't to excited about the MPEG-2 either.
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Old 09-11-07, 02:42 PM   #5
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All depends if they have good support for the media. If alot of studios end up supporting this format it could give both HDDVD and Bluray a fight due to its better price point which in the end is all the consumer cares about.
Because it is based upon a red laser, technically a update to both HD-DVD and BD players could be made to read the new format.
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Old 09-12-07, 08:05 AM   #6
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Crappy video support. Zero HD audio support. What a pile of junk. I feel sorry for the poor suckers who buy into this.

And about pricepoint. BluRay and HD-DVD are both dropping in price. This "HD VMD" is a complete waste. HD-DVD players are close to the same price as them anyway.
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Old 09-12-07, 12:13 PM   #7
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HD VMD discs, which hold up to 30GB on a single side, are encoded with a maximum bit rate of 40 megabits per second; that's within spitting distance of Blu-ray's 48 mbps, and quite a bit more than 36 mbps for HD DVD. The format uses MPEG-2 and VC1 video formats to encode at 1080p resolution for the time being, and will possibly move to the H.264 format in the future.

Levich said the video quality is "at least as good" as that of the other formats. Using a projection system, HD VMD reps showed me clips of "We Were Soldiers" and "Apocalypto." The movies looked very good--not as stunning as I expected, but I'd just arrived from the CEDIA show floor, where every television vendor uses phenomenal, highly doctored content to show off their products.

The HD VMD format supports up to 7.1-channel Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS audio output, though it will not offer the high-bit-rate Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio surround-sound codecs.
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Old 09-12-07, 05:36 PM   #8
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All depends if they have good support for the media. If alot of studios end up supporting this format it could give both HDDVD and Bluray a fight due to its better price point which in the end is all the consumer cares about.
Sony is already betting a fortune on Blu-Ray. They will not under any circumstances confuse their support of it.

As Sony owns 3 major studios, and TV interests, that means no support there.

HD-DVD and Blu-Ray prices are dropping anyway to the point where the average consumer may be enticed.

sounds like: too late to matter.
We don't need even more confusion and FUD to Joe Six-Pack. In the end, he and the 10's of millions like him are going to decide the winner; Not us enthusiasts...
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