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Third HD standard gets an outing

CES 007 HD-FVD shows up
Sat Jan 13 2007, 08:53
BOTH TAIWAN AND CHINA want their own HD standards, and the common denominator between their competing standards is the fact that they're more aggressive on the processing side, than on the capacity of the physical medium.

Both EVD and HD-FVD are relying on red laser, rather than using the more expensive and less available blue laser.

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Picture quality is blindingly good, better than Blu-ray, on level with WMV-HD and HD-DVD

The HD-FVD (High Definition-Forward Versatile Disc) standard has a capacity of 5.4GB for the single-sided, 9.8-11GB for the dual layer and interesting 15GB for the triple-layer version.

Of course, the standard comes with its own DRM protection system dubbed AES.

AOSRA, the body behind the standard made a presentation during CES, showing first HD-FVD players and media on the market. Ritek is currently manufacturing HD-FVD mediums, while player was manufactured by EDL.

All in all, we have 720p and 1080i recordings fitting the 6GB bracket. Can you say... flash? µ

 

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