In the UK I wonder as to how well these Hi-Def formats will do
They could presumably be released, intially, as normal Rez 3-in-1 discs.
Of course, trouble with that, is I'd be owrried that losing that one CD would mean you really have lost your 6 disc TV series!! Or imagine you manage to scratch it up....
Equipment here is moving so slowly in the direction of Hd anyway. only recently did the horrendous NTSC LCDpanels give way to proper PAL-centric or true "HD-Ready" LCD sets. Plus I'd like to see if they ever do a CRT/Plasma form for 'proper' visual accuracy.
Anyway, with these DRM laden players (apparently loading a piracted movie into your drive could render it useless) and with Windows Vista incorporating explicit support for DRM** I really will stick to DVD with resolution enough for our PAL sets.
Finally, isn't the MPEG4-10 they're using in HD formats unable to run smoothly on anything but the highest spec PC?!?! Hurrah!
**including on audio outputs and internal data buses....whatever the last one could affect I can only guess at.