HD VMD - The Third Format

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
Well it's been mooted for sometime but the third high def format is at CEDIA planning their US launch in October.

The format has been developed by New Medium Enterprises (NME) and supports upto 30GB of storage using convential red laser technology - the discs just have numerous layers.

The first player will be priced at US$199 but no studio agreements have yet been announced.
 

Sonic67

Banned
Can't see it getting anywhere. The Venturer is going to be that price or less so it's already up against HD DVD and with no real film support.
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
Can't see it getting anywhere. The Venturer is going to be that price or less so it's already up against HD DVD and with no real film support.
I'm inclined to agree - but I'm ready and willing to go 'tri' if required :)
 

SeanT

Distinguished Member
Wish it would take off, the spec would suggest that it will work on a PC with a standard DVD drive (ie. be entirely software based)!!
 

Crovon

Distinguished Member
http://www.nmeinc.com/
Well according to their website, they already have a few titles lined up:

Hostage
We Were Soldiers
Apocalypto
Lucky Number Slevin
Valiant
Saw II
Saw III
Lord of War
Lucky Number Slevin
Fireplace & Aquarium
The Ark
Help I'm A Fish
El Cid
Mid Summer Dream
Passion of The Christ
Angeles Ashes
Babel
16 Blocks
Set up
Hoodwinked
Oliver Twist
Princesse
La Planete Blanche
Pulp Fiction
Sahara
Demande A La Poussiere
Gosford Park
The Descent
Miss Potter
The Queen
Butterfly Effect 1
Butterfly effect 2
Hitcher
Black Sheep
Lord of the Rings - (interesting as it hasnt been announced for the other formats)
Diario De Um Novo Mundo
Inside Out
Avion
Welcome to LazyTown
Dr. Rottenstein
Hero for a Day
Defeeted
Rottenbeard
Cry Dinosaur
Secret Agent Zero
Sleepless in LazyTown
Happy Brush Day
Pixelspix
LazyTown's New Super Hero
Sports Day
Crystal Caper
Lazy Scouts
My Treehouse
Swiped Sweets
Sportafake
The Laziest Town
Soccer Sucker
Dear Diary
Miss Roberta
Sports Candy Festival
Remote Control
Sportacus Who?
Zap it
Records Day
Ziggy's Alien
Play Day
Prince Stingy
Robbie's Greatest Misses
Dancing Duel
LazyTown's Greatest Hits
Sportacus on the Move!
LazyTown's Surprise Santa
Sailor et lula
Scorpion
Le caïman
Spy kids
Scarie movie 2
Les chansons d'amour

And these are all bollywood titles:

Khakar Khakar
Alaipayuthey
Pammal K Sambantham
Panchathanthiram
Ghilli
Boys
Kandukondain Kandukondain
Water
Bheja Fry
Bridge to Tarabitha
Hanuman
Malamal Weekly
Constant Gardner
Jo Jeeta Wohli Sikander
Page 3
Parzania
Iqbal
China Town
Sholay
Andaz Apana Apna
Hum Aapke Hai Kaun
Padosan
Maine Pyaar Kiya
Kashmir Ki Kali
Pyaasa
Sapoot
International only
Khanna & Iyer
Inquilab
Namak Haram
Dil Ek Mandir
 

MikeK

Well-known Member
Depends which Lord of the Rings it is - it could be the older animated version!

Personally can't see NewLine going with this technology before HDDVD/BluRay for the live action trilogy, but you never know - strange decisions are not unknown in Hollywood!
 

gixxerman

Active Member
It's an interesting one this IMO.

IIRC it was originally suggested it would be DVD5/9/18 based & could play all the HD codecs, as well as all the usual SD DVD stuff.

If it truly could combine .mkv playback and all the SD DVD stuff that would still be a very interesting unit to me and would tide me over for the *however many years* it takes for high def to become such a handy 'universal' player......especially if the cost is kept very low.
 

Moosh

Well-known Member
Well it's been mooted for sometime but the third high def format is at CEDIA planning their US launch in October.

The format has been developed by New Medium Enterprises (NME) and supports upto 30GB of storage using convential red laser technology - the discs just have numerous layers.

The first player will be priced at US$199 but no studio agreements have yet been announced.

Sounds interesting. Will have to keep a closer eye on this.

Cheers
Moosh
 
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mlankton

Guest
What is the market for this format? Two formats already duking it out for marketshare. HD VMD fails to offer better technology or price, and at least in North America, there is no studio support.
Collectors of obscure hardware, be sure to pick one up early as they may not be available for long.
 

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