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Prospective HDDVD format?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by rscott4563, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. rscott4563

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    I don't know if this has been covered but I did a search with "HDDVD", "HiDef" and "format" and didn't really find anything.
    My question is, has there been any decision made on the format the new HDDVD will take, will it hopefull get away from Pal, NTSC, etc and instead have a universal worldwide format of 1080p@24fps or 1080p@48fps??

    Cheers

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    There are several different hardware options and compression options being considered by the DVD consortium I believe. The latest news was that microsofts WMV compression was allowed in to be considered as an option against MPEG2 and MPEG4 and others.

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    Found this press release on Widescreen Review today if it's of any interest:

    Samsung launches high definition DVD players in Middle East
    Samsung Electronics, the global leader in digital convergence technology, today launched two new high definition DVD players: DVD-HD746 and DVD-HD946.

    The two high definition DVD players, which capture even the most trivial images and sounds that a movie can present.

    DVD-HD746 is equipped with DVI (Digital Video Interface) output, which produces life like image by the virtue of transmission without any signal loss. DVD-HD946 is equipped to go a step ahead to increase the image quality; the model is facilitated with the HDMI (High Definition Multi Media interface) technology and DCDi (Directional Correlation De-interlacing) technology.

    HDMI is an all-digital audio/video interface, which combines video and audio into a single digital interface between various digital and audio devices. Benefits of HDMI are uncompressed digital video, upto 5 gigabyte per second bandwidth, single connector between the video source and the television. DCDi eliminates the jagged edges that appear when standard video is viewed on progressive scan displays. This means the progressive-scan DVD player that features DCDi technology produces images that look more smooth and natural.

    'As a digital convergence leader, Samsung is always pushing the boundaries of product versatility and design. With the launch of our high definition DVD players, we are ready to empower our consumers with a whole new world of digital entertainment,' said Mr. H.J. Park, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, Samsung Gulf Electronics.

    'Like standard DVD players, High Definition DVD players offer quality and accurate playbacks of CDs and MP3s, and are WMA (Windows Media Audio) compatible. As for sound, these High definition players offer crystal-clear Dolby Digital sound, naturally. All of the features are also prevalent in this new age of players; parental controls, various on-screen menu functions, digital photo viewer, progressive scan, instant replay, instant skip and much more. The future of DVD players is here, and it's all about High Definition,' said Mr. Ashraf Sajid, Sales & Marketing Manager, Samsung Gulf Electronics.
     
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    With the options currently being looked at, are we talking about a global universal format with the same resolution and refresh rate or is it still going to be along the lines of NTSC and Pal?
    Surely what ever the compression system or type of media thats used it would make sense just to have the data on the disc in the most simple format possible i.e 1080p@24fps and then the player/display could do the 2:2, 3:3, 3:2 or what ever is need for the users specific needs, ideally by the time HDDVD is with us there will be display devices which can properly show 1920x1080@24/48/72/96Hz....

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    Can't find any details refering to the exact dvd player stated above, but I'd assume this is just another standard dvd player with DVI/HDMI output and possibly a scaler, though it doesnt actually make reference to a scaled output..
    These like the likes of the Bravo, 886, Yamaka.. etc are not high definition.
     
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    It will be a DVD recorder. It will record HD material. It is not a standard for playabck of pre-recorded HD-DVD. There are competing HD DVD recorders coming from Pioneer and Toshiba.

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    Hmm, wonder if it will let you record HD movies, one would assume that HDCP would prevent this?

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    I suspect it's for recording uncopyprotected stuff off HD camcorders and off air and protected stuff via analogue inputs?

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    Judging by the HD-935 model here and the US version HD-931, these Samsungs are what rscott said: Normal DVD players with DVI outputs (HDMI models announced, too), capable of upscaling to 720p and 1080i. I wouldn't think they are recorders, though. And, if they are, they most certainly won't record at 720 or 1080.

    As for true HD, there is a guy over in the USA, scanning film reels with 4000 lines of resolution! For the whole story go to:
    http://www.avforum.gr/showarticles.php3?topic=1&subtopic=17651
    and... excuse the greek! ;)
     

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