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First HD-DVD Drive available January '06

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Boris Blank, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Boris Blank

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    Nice but expesnsive.

    Any news on the recordable media? What will they give us first and when? I didnt know HD DVD RW disks were 20gb! I always thought HD's max was 15gb one side and 30gb 2 layer.

    Also, concerning recording HD movies to the media as was said in the articel, these days its possible to recode DVD movie files to DVD-R, but only because someone craked the DVD code and its possible to copy DVDs to a PC then recode back to DVD-R.

    This wont be possible on HD DVD for a while or untill somone else is able to hack the HD DVD code.
    So what exactly do they mean in that article about recording HD movies to the format?? Off TV perhaps?
     
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    That's a lot cheaper than I thought they'd be when they launched!

    yeah, I think they jut mean if you have some HD footage you can make your own HD DVD, you've always been able to make your own DVDs (no need for a cracked code), the ability to copy a copy-protected DVD is what came along with the cracking of CSS.
     
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    sorry, too early in the morning for me - somehow managed to read that article and think it was a recorder :confused: :oops:
     
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    If it isnt recordable then its pretty much pointless.
    I need a large optical recording device like HD DVD or Blu Ray to backup all my files. DVDs are simply to small these days. (never thought that would happen!)

    I thought both HD DVD and Blu Ray were going to be recordable from day one?
     
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    Partly agree that if it's not recordable, it ain't going to have that much practical use other than for films released on the format. If this is the case, what are the implications for HDCP? Will a PC be able to play the media (I thought I'd heard a PC wouldn't be able to play back HDCP stuff) and presumably, you'll need a HDCP compliant viewing source - which I suppose is the norm anyway.

    Does anyone know if SD material is making an appearance on HDDVD - you'd get a helluva lot of material in SD DVD format on a single disk.
     
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    Yep, the people behinf HD-DVD have managed to increase the space, to challenge with Blu-Ray.
     
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    I though that HD-DVD RW was always 20Gb, but that pre-recorded were 15Gb.

    Slightly different technology was one reason, and the other was that dual-layer pre-recorded (30Gb) were likely to be common at launch, but it was expected that initially only single layer recordables would be available, hence 20Gb was required to attempt to compete with single layer BluRay (25Gb), because 15Gb was too limited?
     
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    If that’s priced at £341, I hope the first hd-dvd players won’t be too much more.
     
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    Well considering that a HD-DVD player will have something similar at it's heart and then require all the extras that would normally be provided by the PC which housed the drive (decoding hardware, connections, power supply, fancy case etc etc) you can I suspect double the price and what the hell add VAT and the usual UK mark up as well:)
     
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    I would say about $1000 for the first batch of HD DVD players. Uk price is hard to say, but as you know, the $ sign usually gets replaced by a pound sign!

    Regarding HDCP on the PC.
    I beleive in order to watch HD DVD movies on a PC you would need a Graphics card with HDCP DVI-D or HDMI output (HDMI cards are on the way) conected to an HDTV with HDCP inputs.

    Like i said before, this is very limiting and if these drives dont support HD DVD-R then they become almost useless.
     

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