Originally Posted by exponents2046
My understanding of Dual layer DVD-R discs is that their capacity is 8.5 gigs. So, how would I record an hour HD program if it takes 8.6 gigs to do so?
Also, this does not quite address my initial question of a stand-alone HD DVD Player/Recorder, as I assume you are talking about using a computer to do this mpeg-2 hd recording- am I correct?
Perhaps what I am looking for does not exist yet.
As I said above, you can get about 54 minutes on a dl disk... not quite an hour at 19000k... (18000k is normal transmission rate) but there is nothing to prevent you from choosing a lower bitrate.. although the lower you go, the lesser the quality.
Yes and no to the mpeg question. Just like sd dvd, the mpeg2 format is used, onlt on sd dvd's you have a VIDEO_TS folder witch contains... among other things... VOB files, which are simply mpeg2 files with the sound muxed.
The hd dvd's that I talk about are a similar setup... they contain a HD DVD_TS
folder and EVO files are used instead of vob's. The disks have menu's and chapters just like any othe sd or hd dvd.
As for the stand alone hd dvd recorders... to the best of my knowledge... they do not exist yet.