DVD Forum approves v2.0 of 51GB HD DVD format

I just posted the article DVD Forum approves v2.0 of 51GB HD DVD format.

Back in January, Toshiba unveiled a triple layer HD DVD, which features a capacity of 51GB. While three 15GB layers would have only added up to 45GB in total, Toshiba managed to get an extra…

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This article contains a lot of “if’s”… :wink:

They should try to make single layer reliable first. Ridiculous. jj

This could be why Toshiba delayed HD-DVD writers to the market - to avoid complaints of compatibility. IMO its not more than marketing trick, as nobody need such capacities for movies, except may be for tv series. And before the fans say sony can do 200 GB, here we are talking about the production specs, not smth in theory. Sony has a long way to go making their tech affordable even on 2 layers.

It’d would be pretty bad if everyone with an hd-dvd player had to upgrade their firmware. I know I could do it, but you’ve got alot of people buying players that might not know how. Hopefully they put them out there as is. Its the one negative i see on blu-ray is that they keep updating the specs of the format.

I wouldn’t mind updating the firmware for my HD-A30 to play the third layer, as long as I don’t have to buy a newer model :o

All I know is, this should help level the playing field, at least as far as capacity is concerned. We need a clear winner in this HD race, though …

This article neglected to mention that Disney which is a member of the DVD Forum voted in favor of approving the 51GB HD-DVD format.