HD VMD - The Third Format

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  1. Rasczak

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree - but I'm ready and willing to go 'tri' if required :)
     
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    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)!!
     
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    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!
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    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
     
  6. MikeK

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

    Cheers
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    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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