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How hard is this do do?


Or are they just trying to milk as much money as they can with the existing standard?



Can i expect this sometime soon?


If i plan on watching a DVD i try to avoid HD programs that day .

After viewing HD it's really not pleasant to view DVD's.


The wait for HD STB from TWC is frustrating.


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The HD DVD standard was just agreed upon by the majority of manufacturers. They say the technology is about two years away from the consumer market. Therefore, don't expect HD DVD for another three years or so.
 

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think we'll be able to use our current players?
Of course not.
 

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"The HD DVD standard was just agreed upon by

the majority of manufacturers"


Guess I must have fallen asleep.....

What specs will the new standard follow,MPEG4,or

something better?

Don't suppose you know a link to a news story about

this, I honestly haven't seen or heard anything yet...
 

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DVDforum is working on two concepts at the moment...


1. Red laser (what DVD-players use today) and MPEG 4. I have read that they have shown in a demo that it is possible to compress HD to about 7 Mbps with MPEG 4.


2. They are also looking into a "blue laser" solution, but not necessarily Blu-Ray although many manufacturers are behind it.

See here: http://www.sony.co.jp/en/SonyInfo/Ne...0202/02-0219E/ and http://www.dvdforum.com/forum.shtml


I have read that the first Blu-ray recorders could be on the market as early as next year. In Japan or the US that is, we Europeans will probably have to wait until we have some kind of HD standard of our own.
 
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