As if the format was a war between HD DVD and Blu-ray high-def DVD formats is not heated enough, there will probably other players come into the ring in the immediate future. A virtually unheard of company called New Medium Enterprises is set release its own high def disc format, which it calls HD VMD.
Unlike Blu-ray and HD DVD, HD VMD has the advantage of the existing red laser technology to read the data of the discs. This use of an already established technology makes the HDVMD technology much cheaper than HD DVD or Blu-ray. Have, in fact, while the HD DVD players are about three hundred dollars apiece, and Blu-ray player stuck recently deleted in five hundred U.S. dollars, HD VMD players will probably cost about a hundred and fifty dollars when they first meet retail stores such as Costco and Radio Shack. Besides the lower cost of players, the discs themselves cost less. HD VMD discs are expected to be significantly less than either of the two costsBased formats (if you could the two formats, which established itself in the middle of a bitter and protracted format war call it) and slightly more than conventional DVDs.
Before anyone gets too excited about it in a position to watch movies in high definition from a disc, it should be noted that there are very few titles in the HD VMD format. In fact, it is only about twenty songs that come from the United States and most of them come from smaller, independentStudios, including a hold of Mel Gibson. In addition to the twenty-US titles, it is also a large number of foreign titles such as Indian movies from Bollywood.
Of course there is a considerable amount of skepticism about the possibility of a small start up company from nothing, the best efforts of two massive companies such as Toshiba and Sony. This is particularly hard to believe when you use the fact that Blu-ray and HD DVD both support the viewsome pretty big movie studios, but that does not mean that it is impossible. Finally, the ability to buy a player, half the nearest competitor and less than one third of the price of the other nearest competitors quite attractive to consumers and big business, ultimately to the consumer what they want to give. There is a lot of economic pressures on movie titles on HD VMD release.
At this point, the technical details of the HD VMD format is still notentirely clear, but there are a number of things that we are guessing about this new format. Especially since we know that HD VMD on the same red laser technology, the traditional DVD's and CD's are based, we suspect that an HD VMD disc can not as much data as Blu-ray or HD DVD store-based discs, which are both blue-violet laser-based technology. This is a reasonable probably because of the fact that a blue-violet laser has a shorter wavelength and can therefore encode more information, morefine may, on a disc more than the wavelength of a red laser. That can not really much of a problem if one considers the fact that a Blu-ray disc, more data than HD-DVD can store, can, but they can still both HDTV film storage can be used.
Only time will tell how this challenge will be to the great HDTV play DVD formats, but it is likely to occur when the primitive technology overcomes advanced technologies because of the economy.
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