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HP Asks for BluRay Changes

October 26, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
New developments continue in the fight to create the high-definition DVD format, though it appears that we're still far from being able to name a winner in the blue laser competition. HP had been a backer of BluRay for a long time, but last week, the company went public with its desire that the BluRay design incorporate some features currently included in the HD-DVD version. Many of these features would...

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HDTV on DVD: Will blue lasers be too late?

October 11, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
WARNING: there are acronyms in this item. There's no way to avoid it when discussing technical standards, but it's an important story, so hang with me on this one. Last month, Nero and KiSS announced that they will create a DVD recorder capable of recording and playing back content using MPEG-4 compression. This is a relatively new standard that is up to 4 times more efficient than the MPEG-2 encoding...

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$300 DVD LCD Projector

October 10, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Okay, it's not HD. In fact, it's not even SD (Standard Definition) resolution. But Hasbro has announced the Zoombox, a DVD player with an integrated front projector. It's intended for kids, and is slated to be available in December for $299. The projector will only have 557 x 234 pixel resolution, which is about half that of Wide VGA and well below even standard television resolution. It is likely based...

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Recordable DVD Dilemma

October 7, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
I want to replace my old DVD player with a DVD recorder so that I can record TV shows to watch later, but I'm confused by all the different formats. What's the difference between recording onto DVD-RAM disks and using DVD-RW disks? Also, I see that there's a DVD-R and DVD+R????? and DVD-RW and DVD+RW. Is any of this important? Rebecca S., San Francisco DVD (and DVD video) are mass-produced,...

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Samsung announces dual format HD DVD

October 6, 2005 | Author: Muneeb Mannan
Since the HD DVD and BluRay camps don’t seem to be able to come to terms on a single format for the next generation of high-definition DVD drives, Samsung has already announced that the company will build a single drive that supports both HD DVD and BluRay formats. I think that this “superdrive” approach is an excellent solution for consumers, at least in the short term. It means that you...

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