Universal Studios approves two new HD-DVD disc types

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 Just  after Toshiba announced  its triple layer 45GB HD-DVD disc, Universal   Studios Home Entertainment (UHSE) had  announced its approval of two new HD DVD-ROM types.  The first is...
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why cant tech. companies just focus on releasing a replacement for dvd+r/-r discs instead of always waiting for hollywood to decide. I assume profit from empty discs, recorders is also good?

200GB Disc? Is the new video format gonna be uncompressed? :stuck_out_tongue:

Uncompressed means what? Even MPEG-1 uses an extremely high compression rate.

Well done. I guess talks with Sony are over.Ithink from an average consumer point of view such hybrid is more attractive.Can sony do that with blue ray? Remember, they dont even have space for thick protective layer;)

@FidelC Sony certainly can do that with blu-ray as the recording layer is 0.1mm from the read laser, leaving 0.9mm of substrate… So… they could have 0.4mm of substrate, then a DVD DL in the middle of the disk quite easily. But the disk would have to be glued in 2 places instead of 1 (0.1mm and 0.5mm) so would probably be more expensive than the HDDVD hybrid.