Originally Posted by BuGsArEtAsTy
I like combo discs. They're much more flexible in terms of usability. Having disc art is nice, but having a built-in DVD is better. Even better would be BD50/DVD9.
I don't like Japanese soap operas though.
Hmm... The article says the DVD Forum has refused to certify those discs, because the design is not necessarily 100% compatible with the DVD standard. So, I wonder if we'll ever see them here in North America. I will note that some companies have released CDs that weren't 100% compliant. Then again, some of those discs are indeed not compatible with some CD readers (due mainly to DRM foolishness).
However, the manufacturer states that despite this bending of the design rules, 64 of 64 players they tried played the discs fine.
Heheh. I wonder how much of this refusal to certify is sour grapes, and how much of this refusal is true technical issues.