HD DVD, BD.. and even FVD?

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#1

Take a look at this article ; in your opinion is there a future for this format in non-asian countries such USA and Europe?

Could it be a possible competitor to HD DVD and Blu-Ray conceeing its very low cost?

I’m curious to know your opinions.

OT: what a great forum, dudes!


#2

Blu-ray among them has been longest on the market. HD-DVD also has powerful supporters. According to the leaders of the two standards, it will become cheap enough to produce the media for Blu-ray and HD-DVD, so cost isn’t a key barrier. The biggest barrier has always been the reluctance towards progress.


#3

So FVD will never reach other countries than Taiwan?


#4

…no one?


#5

South Korea is one of the closest countries from Taiwan, but LG and Samsung are not trying anything other than Blu-ray and HD-DVD yet. Even the Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers are concentrating on Blu-ray and HD-DVD only.


#6

I would say no.

Blu-ray and HD-DVD will be the two standards in my opinion.


#7

Thank you guys.

I was confused by articles like this -> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1822735,00.asp talking about FVD (with his Microsoft Windows Media 9 codec to store HD content) potentialities.

…But what do you think about HVD and HDS ?


#8

Blu-ray and HD-DVD are established standards to succeed CD and DVD. You know how difficult it is for smaller players with much less capital and political influence to compete against the established.