51Gb capacity HD DVD announced by Toshiba

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According to a news published at HDTV, Toshiba has announced that it is submitting specifications to the standard’s overseer for a new 51Gb format HD-DVD disc.Basically, the capacity increase is…

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Will older (relatively speaking, of course) HD DVD players be able to play these 3-layer discs?

This is exactly why I am waiting before buying HDDVD or Bluray. Hopefully, after a few years, the market will settle and the format/s are locked in. That way, my odds of getting burnt are limited.

Older HD DVD players will not be able to play these discs, which is a shame. Unless they can do it with a firmware release but i doubt it.