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Hugh Bennett | EMediaLive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: II. Physical, Logical, and Application Specifications.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2009 By
Editorial/FAQ - Posted 18 Feb 2009 By
Jan Ozer | Sooner or later, if you’ve been shooting or otherwise producing high-definition video, you’re going to want to create a Blu-ray Disc. At this point, your Blu-ray authoring options range from well under $100 to burn on a desktop recorder or duplicator, to close to $100,000 for a program capable of producing Blu-ray projects that you can have pressed at a replication facility. In this article, I’ll identify the relevant categories of Blu-ray authoring software and identify the features that differentiate programs within each category.
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Nov 2008 By
Hugh Bennett | LG's Super Multi Blue Rewriter GGW-H20L offers sound writing performance, broad media compatibility, LightScribe facility and provides BD, HD DVD, and DVD video playback for those with mixed movie collections. Realistically, however, it’s expensive fare for all but die-hard enthusiasts and professionals but should prove to be a fine choice for those needing Blu-ray capabilities today.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 19 Sep 2008 By
For many disc developers and producers who had been working in the trenches to produce HD DVD projects, the transition to a Blu-ray-only world has been painful but manageable.
News/News Feature - Posted 09 Sep 2008 By
On big titles, the share of total sales being taken by BD has already hit 5-6% and by Q4 it is possible we’ll see a 10% or even 12% share for some of the really big hitters
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2008
XDE offers enhanced picture performance from standard DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2008
Debbie Galante Block | In the replication world, entertainment DVDs seem to be holding their own. CD losses are no worse than expected. And some replicators are slowly starting to invest in BD in the expectation of a decent long-term return. But what will the rest of the year and the holiday buying season bring?
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Jun 2008 By
Daily Yomiuri Online reports: Toshiba 'gets high resolution' from current DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 May 2008
Facing fierce competition, patent fees compression, industrial profits' great slide, China's DVD industry faces the challenge of four role changes
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 May 2008
Few U.S. Adults are Likely to Purchase a Blu-ray Player within the Next Year
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2008
Xbox LIVE tops 12 million members globally as Xbox 360 console sales hit more than 19 million worldwide
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2008
Debbie Galante Block | How accurate is the notion that consumers will have dispensed with optical disc and moved on to electronic distribution before Blu-ray establishes itself in the home movie market?
News/News Feature - Posted 09 May 2008
High-Quality MPEG-2 and H.264 Encoding for DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and Web, Plus Adobe Integration
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2008
NXP Software's LifeVibes ALL2HD Turns Corel WinDVD 9 Plus into the First PC Video Player to Transform SD Content to Near-HD Quality, With Unique Motion, Resolution, and Sharpness Enhancements
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Mar 2008
Leading Consumer Electronics Retailer will Send $50 Gift Cards to Customers Who Purchased an HD DVD Player from Best Buy in the U.S.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2008
CyberLink PowerProducer -- Produce High-Definition Home Movies and Slideshows on Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Mar 2008
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada recipients of returned players
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Mar 2008
Media-Tech North American Conference is Disc Industry’s First Post-War Conclave
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2008 By
Owners of the original DVE HD DVD Can Upgrade to DVE: HD; Basics in Either Blu-ray or HD DVD Format for just $14.95; Blu-Ray and HD DVD Disc Versions to Be Released on March 25, 2008
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2008
Dan Daley | Versatile Multilayer Disc has lower manufacturing costs versus BD and the late HD DVD thanks to its ability to get 30GB onto a red laser-read disc, but it's content-lite in a content-rich universe.
News/News Feature - Posted 29 Feb 2008 By
Onkyo Corporation has decided that Onkyo will discontinue the development and production of HD DVD players
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Feb 2008
Enhanced Empire Way testing facility in Burbank, Calif. will provide complete testing and quality control for Blu-ray (including HDMV, BD-J and BD-LIVE) and HD DVD (including advanced HDi features such as web connectivity)
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Feb 2008
Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2008
Beginning in early March, the leading consumer electronics retailer will prominently showcase Blu-ray hardware and software products in its Best Buy retail and online channels in the United States
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2008
Online rental service will purchase only Blu-ray discs and will phase out by roughly year's end the alternative high-def format, HD DVD, developed by Toshiba
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2008
3X-DVD memory capacity of up to 9 GB makes it highly interesting for HD short movies, HD movie trailers or corporate presentations of HD quality
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Space Ace has been completely restored and enhanced with an all-new 5.1 surround sound mix
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2008
CyberLink’s patent relates to the specifications for interactive content over a network for prerecorded HD-DVD Discs, for playback according to the DVD Specifications for High Definition VIDEO (HD DVD-Video).
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2008
New Product Releases to Streamline BD-Live and DVD-on-Demand Content Production
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jan 2008
New Retail PCs also Include AMD Quad-Core Processors and Leading Graphics for Fast System Performance
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jan 2008
DVD6C has revised its worldwide patent licensing program beginning on and after January 1, 2008, including offering a new license agreement which offers reduced royalty rates on certain products and additional licensing options
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2008
Suite of programs for home entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2008
Mass Market Acceptance Confirms that HD DVD is the Consumer's Choice for Next Generation High Def Entertainment
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2008
High Density Read-Only Disc Optional and Physical Specifications Included
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2008
HD DVD PG: "We believe widespread adoption of a next generation format will ultimately be determined by the consumer."
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2008
New BDMV Certification Lets Users Create and View Content Based on Commercial Blu-ray Disc Technology Standards
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2007
Zebra Blu-ray / HD DVD Player Plays Both Formats and Burns DVDR/RW and CDRW Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2007
Not only will the new SHD7001 be supplied with an add-on package including HD DVDs and a free HDMI cable, it will also now include a voucher that enables customers to redeem 5 more free HD DVDs courtesy of the European HD DVD Promotional Group
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2007
New tool streamlines development and testing process for HD DVD content, accelerates advancement of next-generation interactivity, including experiences powered by Microsoft HDi technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2007
TDG's Latest Research Suggests HD DVD May Benefit from Pull of Mainstream HDTV Buyers
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2007
Transformers, Heroes draw in thousands of fans with web connected interactivity
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2007
Intellikey Labs Launches First-Ever Shopping Guide To Best Prepare Consumers During The Hi-Def DVD Shopping Season
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2007
Promotional Group announces record HD DVD hardware sales following Black Friday
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Nov 2007
DVD Forum has approved the DaTARIUS headquarters as the first European Class-A Verification Laboratory for HD DVD-Video disc and HD DVD-ROM disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Nov 2007
CD Video will take delivery of the DVD-HD system in November and will install a BD line in Q1 2008; the BD line is modular and can be upgraded to BD-DL when the market requires
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Nov 2007
Register for HD DVDs worth up to £75 at www.hd.toshiba.co.uk
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2007
FKH Electronic will be distributing its 1080p HD VMD Multilayer Players to retail outlets in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2007
enables dual-channel native 1080/60p decoding, encoding, and transcoding for next-generation media players/recorders supporting the HD DVD and Blu-Ray optical disc formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2007
MPEG LA seeks, among other things, declaratory, injunctive and other equitable relief
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2007
All-in-One Playback and Creativity Suite for High Definition Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2007
Statement from Jonathan Magasanik, Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Home Electronics, Sears Holdings
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2007
New Device Allows Delivery of Up to Six Video Signals - from Computers, DVD and Blu-ray Players, TiVo Systems and Other Consumer Electronics - to Up to Six Displays
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2007
In response to increasing demand for high-definition movies, Rogers Video is expanding its HD DVD and Blu-ray disc rentals on top new movie releases in over 250 stores across Canada
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2007
PUSHHD has decided to have all of its future check discs tested by AudioDev's TestCenter in Agoura Hills, CA to ensure the discs' playability and compatibility, as well as to ensure the discs' specifications are within the guidelines of industry standards
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Oct 2007
From Director Michael Bay and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, In Association With Hasbro, Record-Setting DVD and HD DVD Sales Underscore TRANSFORMERS' Status As Franchise Of Inter-Galactic Proportions
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2007
DreamWorks Animation, Paramount, Universal and Warner join IT and consumer electronics industry leaders to extend and promote interactive experiences beyond optical media to new platforms
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2007
Initial Group of 16 Makes Progress in Effort to Create Joint Patent License
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2007
The Guaranteed Internet Connection in Every HD DVD Player Allows Movie-Specific Access to Content, Community Building, and Online Purchases
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2007
"Expert Series" to launch in November with two day HD DVD course in Barcelona
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2007
The Acclaimed Trilogy of Tributes to the Classic MGM Musicals Debuts on HD DVD and Blu Ray Disc on November 13th, from Sparkling Full 1080p High Definition Masters and Featuring Dolby True HD Audio
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Sep 2007
Debbie Galante Block | Despite market confusion created by the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war, and consumer reluctance to embrace the formats, replicators say the summer sales doldrums are over and predict a reasonably strong fall.
News/News Feature - Posted 08 Sep 2007 By
Industry Leaders Develop and Promote CH-DVD, a New High Definition DVD Standard for Chinese Market
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2007 By
The North American HD DVD Promotional Group today announced that Acer, the world's No. 4 PC vendor, has officially joined the Group
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Sep 2007
New Super Blu Player Offers New Features and Functionality, Continues to Provide Consumers Choice Based on Content, not Format
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2007
Nero presents its latest technology by bringing a beach atmosphere to Berlin
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2007
Featuring 1080i video output and an HDMI connection, SHD7000 designed to be compatible with the vast majority of HDTVs already in North American consumers' homes
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2007
Blu-Ray and HD DVD packaging now available at CDROM2GO.COM
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2007
Group will continue to promote further expansion of HD DVD products in the market, working in close cooperation with content providers, IT and consumer electronics manufacturers, and with other partners committed to promoting the global penetration of HD DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Aug 2007
Movies Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment Including Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation SKG, DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films to be Released Exclusively in HD DVD Exclusive Program To Begin with Release of "Blades of Glory," Followed by "Transformers" and "Shrek the Third"
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2007
Allows instant playback of media stored on its MediaServer including HD and SD DVD movies, CD, MP3 and WAV music, photos and downloaded movies and music via the new Axonix NetPlay service
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2007
Don't Set Up Without It: Easy-To-Use HD Basics Helps Novice Users and Aficionados Enjoy Optimum HDTV Results and Understanding; HD DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Versions to Be Released on October 30, 2007
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Aug 2007
Includes High-Bit-Rate and Lossless Audio Streaming via HDMI 1.3a
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2007
Debbie Galante Block | For many consumers, gaming will be their first exposure to HD video delivered on disc. Will the gaming market drive one or both of the HD disc formats into the mainstream, just as the gaming market provided the widest and most appreciative adopters for surround sound?
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Aug 2007 By
Initiative to provide hands-on instruction for DVD industry professionals looking to become proficient in BD-Java and HDi programming, the native coding languages for advanced content features on Blu-Ray Disc and HD-DVD titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2007
Stephen F. Nathans | When will desktop HD disc production become a viable business strategy for small-studio video producers with HDTV-ready clientele?
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Jul 2007 By
Moser Baer has been working with DCA's MIS formatter for HD DVD-R on the Singulus 266 LBR
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2007
Xbox LIVE to promote HD DVD versions of "300" and "Heroes: Season 1"
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2007
October 30, 2007 is the official release date for the complete line of scenic HDScape Blu-ray Discs Home Media Expo 2007
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2007
Toshiba extends innovative value added program through September 30th
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2007
Installation of the replication line for HD DVD was confirmed in May and production began in June
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jul 2007
HD DVD PG announces record HD DVD hardware and software sales increases from Q1-Q2 2007
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Jul 2007
Conference Registration is Now Open
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2007
Paddle-up Package for Improved Heat Dissipation
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Jul 2007
Up to 1,000 new indie titles to be made available in HD DVD through the CustomFlix DVD on Demand Program; Sundance Channel original series, 'Big Ideas for a Small Planet,' to be among first HD television offerings on Amazon.com
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2007
Updates posted in the following categories: VI. Compatibility; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2007
Momentum for HD DVD continues to grow as player sales reach new heights and Toshiba captures 70 percent share of high definition set-top player market
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2007
NetBlender will integrate Corel's PureHD Authoring Multiplexer into the upcoming release of DoStudio, which creates the Advanced Content Layer for HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2007
Continues to Lead Innovation in HD DVD with Enhanced Ease of Use and Double-Recording of HD Programs
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2007
Debbie Galante Block | With the holiday selling season five months away, manufacturers and retailers are already banking on high definition's promise for end-of-year sales. Will it just be HDTVs that sell, or will HD DVD and Blu-ray players begin to make their mark? Halfway through 2007, it's time to take a look at both formats' progress.
News/News Feature - Posted 11 Jun 2007 By
HD DVD Achieves Highest Attach Rate of Any Next-Gen Format
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jun 2007
Leading Video Playback Software Delivers Latest High-resolution Audio
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2007
Next-Generation Disc Player Offers High-definition Audio for a Superior Home Theater Experience
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2007
The Only Certified Taiwanese Manufactured HDDVD-R and RW Media
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2007
Drive can read and write and rewrite to HD DVD-RW discs, and read and write to HD DVD-R discs and to standard DVD and CD discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jun 2007
Brings Superior Quality HD Experience to Consumers, Faster Time to Market for OEMs
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2007
Warner Home Video Leads the High Definition Disc Market with Two of the Top-Selling HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2007
Fully redesigned burning application offers groundbreaking efficiency, flexibility, and ease-of-use
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 May 2007
Replication Line for CD and DVD-5 formats now also has Single Layer HD DVD capability
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 May 2007
Leading independent replicator Quantum Optical Laboratories (QOL) of Vernouillet, France has selected dr.schwab Inspection Technology's DOMS XE-blu inspection system to support its move into mastering high-definition formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2007
Laser-Video Multimedia has recently equipped its Russian facility in Moscow with DaTABANK™ system, and is also collaborating on a Russian edition of the DaTARIUS BD and HD DVD Signal Guides
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2007
1394’s Bandwidth, Quality, Reliability are Keys to Blu-Ray Connectivity
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 May 2007
Newest Release Delivers Next-generation Video Editing, Authoring and Sharing Features to New and Advanced Users
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2007
Geoff Daily | As with DVD, proper testing is essential for producing a quality, replication-ready HD disc. Given the exponentially more complex inner workings of next-gen discs and the current state of the technological ecosphere built up around these products, testing disc images has produced a string of challenges.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Apr 2007 By
EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: VI. Compatibility; VIII. Device Connections; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2007
Holographic, Blu-ray and HD-DVD Ready to Meet Growing HD Storage, Archival and Recording Needs for Broadcasters Las Vegas, NV
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2007
New $399 price for Toshiba players spark increased sales of dedicated high definition players
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2007
Unveil Sonic CineVision PSE, a New Parallel Stream Encoder Based on Microsoft Technology
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2007
UP5000 will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2007
Streamlines Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD Title Creation
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2007
As HD DVD disc sales soar, Toshiba meets growing demand with 1080p player offering an amazing high def experience for $499.99
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2007
Hugh Bennett | EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative HD DVD FAQ in the following categories: VIII. Device Connections; IX. Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; XI. References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2007 By
Hugh Bennett | Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Apr 2007 By
Hugh Bennett | Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Apr 2007 By
Premium black console includes 120GB hard drive and line of new accessories
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2007
Newest Release of Award-winning Consumer DVD Authoring and Burning Application offers Studio-quality Results for Standard and High-definition Video
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Mar 2007
Capable of Recording up to 250 Hours of HD Programming or One TeraByte of Data on a Single, Cost-Effective DVD-Size Optical Disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Mar 2007
Jan Ozer | Ulead DVD MovieFactory ($79.99) is the best choice I’ve seen for video producers who need to deliver both Blu-ray and HD DVD for their clients now. HD DVD authoring is about what you’d expect in terms of DVD authoring from a consumer product, but Blu-ray is more limited. If you need menus on your Blu-ray discs, Roxio DVDit Pro HD is a better choice, but it costs a bunch more and has its own player-related issues.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 25 Mar 2007 By
Major step towards NME's French expansion for which MCA Technology has been given exclusive distribution rights in addition to introducing NME to parts of other European territories where MCA has a strong footprint
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Mar 2007
Hugh Bennett | Updates available in the following categories: General Information; Physical, Logical, and Application Specifications; Industry Support, Prices, and Availability; References, Suggested Reading, and Resources
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2007
Geoff Daily | As with DVD, proper testing is essential for producing a quality, replication-ready HD disc. Given the more complex inner workings of next-gen discs and the current state of the technological ecosphere built up around these products, testing disc images has produced a string of challenges.
News/News Feature - Posted 16 Mar 2007 By
ArcSoft Digital Theatre Player 2 Featured in HD DVD Promotion Group booth, supports HD DVD playback, commercial and homemade DVD movies and multimedia files on Windows XP and Windows Vista systems
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2007
Leading Content, Consumer Electronics and Information Technology Companies Unveil New HD DVD Marketing Organization focused on the EU
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2007
Industry’s Highest Power Level Enables High-Speed 6X Recording on Next-Generation Dual-Layer DVDs
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2007
VC-1 Patent Portfolio License offers fair, reasonable, nondiscriminatory access to essential VC-1 intellectual property owned by multiple patent holders in a single license as an alternative to negotiating separate licenses
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2007
Hugh Bennett | New information on blank HD DVD disc and game console/CE player and recorder pricing, HD DVD format support, HD DVD replication, and more
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2007 By
Deal with PC Rush to bring HD Versatile Multilayer Disc (VMD) players to the U.S. market for the first time
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2007
Upgrade will allow Eclipse Data customers to master 3X DVD titles using the Eclipse ImageEncoder DVD glass mastering formatter
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2007
Hugh Bennett | Total Hi Def Disc (THD) is hardly the savior of Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD
News/News Feature - Posted 14 Feb 2007
First Graphical User Interface Tool for Creating Advanced Content for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2007
Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD Player Offers “Solution” to Next-Generation Disc Format War
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2007
Lee Rickwood | Despite continued market uncertainty about the viability of competing hi-def DVD formats, capacities, and physical properties, we move forward—all the while hoping to get definitive answers about the future of authoring, burning, duplicating, and replicating DVDs with standard or high-definition video content.
News/News Feature - Posted 01 Feb 2007 By
Mark Fritz | You can talk about fancy pop-up menus all you want, but the interactive capability that really stands out and promises to propel HD to stardom is internet connectivity, pundits say—hook up HD disc players to the web and the sky will indeed be the limit.
News/News Feature - Posted 29 Jan 2007 By
Confirms that AACS Title Keys have appeared on public web sites without authorization
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2007
New information on Total Hi Def Discs and more
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2007
EMedialive announces updates to The Authoritative Blu-ray Disc (BD) FAQ in the following categories: Compatibility; Physical, Logical, and Application Specifications; Industry Support, Prices and Availability; References, Suggested Reading, and Resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2007
World’s First Dedicated HD DVD Write Drive for the Desktop Supports Read and Write to All Main Optical Discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2007
Stephen F. Nathans | So far the new year has brought two major announcements, one I've been hoping to see for a long time--Adobe Production Studio for Mac--and another I've been hoping would never happen: the dreaded two-headed HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo player
News/News Feature - Posted 04 Jan 2007 By
Details to be provided at CES
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2007
Anthony Burokas | As YouTube, MySpace, and other streaming sites take centerstage in electronic media, one must wonder about the value of HD in a highly compressed, shrinking-screen world.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Jan 2007 By
Tim Siglin | How do you budget for a video recording, production, and media delivery solution for a small house of worship? Here are two ways of thinking through a very low-cost solution.
News/News Feature - Posted 03 Jan 2007 By
Jan Ozer | This article discusses three ways to produce high-definition video for viewing on either HD DVD or Blu-ray players—three solutions that will work for us right now. Briefly, these involve using Apple DVD Studio Pro or Pinnacle Studio to burn HD DVD-formatted discs on your current DVD±R/RW burner for playback on an HD DVD set top player, or using Roxio DVDit Pro HD to record projects to a Blu-ray recorder for playback on a Blu-ray set-top player.
News/News Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2006
Office to provide media, duplication systems, integrated solutions, storage, and labeling and shrinkwrap services
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2006
Debbie Galante Block | While those of us who work in or report on the optical disc business are usually knee-deep (or deeper) in the next-generation DVD hoopla, consumer awareness of the formats remains sketchy, and understanding of the differences between the two is generally pretty muddled. What do consumers need to know? And where do replicators stand?
News/News Feature - Posted 09 Dec 2006 By
HD DVD-R Discs Shipping Now; RIDATA-Branded Blu-Ray Discs are Hard Coated for Durability
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Dec 2006
HD DVD Burning Capabilities a Must Have for Video Enthusiasts
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Nov 2006
Feature-rich stream analyzer with new VC-1 support ensures significant cost savings by increasing product development efficiency
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Nov 2006
Stephanie Wright | In developing the Cultivated Life DVD, NetBlender created an API that enables content creators to produce dynamic, interactive, Web 2.0-ready Blended DVDs, with an eye to next-generation HD media formats as well.
News/News Feature - Posted 16 Nov 2006 By
Enhanced version features high-definition video capturing and production, widescreen support, and advanced Magic Video Editing tools
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2006
Broadcom's advanced, integrated SoC provides the foundation for universal media players that support both Blu-ray and HD DVD optical discs in one platform
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Nov 2006
Debbie Galante Block | Most reports say holiday spending will be up this year, and increased sales that have been building since Q3 extend to consumer electronics and even optical media. So, why aren't replicators jumping for joy?
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Nov 2006 By
ABT1018 Video-Scaling Chip Provides Resolutions up to 1080p
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2006
First Products With HDMI 1.3 Features Hit the Market Thursday October 26, 7:15 am ET
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2006
Sonic Also Working with Microsoft to Develop Certified for Windows Vista Digital Media Software Applications
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2006
Todd Gillespie | As technology and formats evolve, so will your video archiving options. The most important decision is not which format you choose, but rather how you implement it and what migration path you will have in place as technology progresses.
News/News Feature - Posted 26 Oct 2006 By
Imation Corp Goes 'Into the Blue' to Show the World How High-Definition Recordable Media Is Manufactured
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Oct 2006
Association symbolizes convergence of markets & technologies in Optical Media and Flash devices
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2006
Provides high-quality compression of high-definition video for use in HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc products
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2006
HD Content and Multi-Platform Channels Swell Digital Storage Needs
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2006
Dual HD upgrade allows the rackmountable, premium LUX and MAX systems to play both high definition disc formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006
New licensees to the MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License offered by MPEG LA
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006
Members Cite Economics and Efficiencies of Transition
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2006
Enhanced solution delivers Blu-ray authoring tools and enhanced 3D and FX capabilities
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2006
In a recent interview with EMedialive, Joe Rice, senior technical director at MX Entertainment, describes how one high-end post house worked closely with Sonic Solutions and the High-Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA) to become a fully functional BD and HD DVD authoring facility.
News/News Feature - Posted 13 Oct 2006 By ,
Sonic Solutions to Offer DTS-HD Suites Through World-Wide Channel
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2006
Special Session Teaches Authoring and Post-Production Professionals How To Use Microsoft's Latest Tools Including VC-1 Encoding and HDi Interactivity Tools
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2006
New Audio Encoding and Stream Management Software for Next Generation & Current Optical Disc Formats Now Available
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2006
To give company a significant competitive edge in the next generation optical format race, Moser Baer says
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2006
Website offers solutions to the challenges of High Definition DVD Authoring
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2006
Slim-line HD DVD Drive Supports Read and Write for Next-Generation DVD and all Legacy Optical Formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2006
Company Brings Ease of Use, High-Definition Experience Into the Home
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2006
Editorial/FAQ - Posted 29 Sep 2006 By
High-definition software player for new Intel Graphics Core with HD acceleration
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2006
Hugh Bennett | Justified as necessary protection in a free-for-all world, condemned as yet another shackle of capitalist oppression and circumvented at every turn, Regional Playback Control is now the latest problem for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD.
News/News Feature - Posted 25 Sep 2006 By
Warner Passes 50 Titles Benchmark in High Definition
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2006
Optical industry leaders announce new UDO-DMD media format for distribution and archival storage of HD DVD content
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2006
New disc supports high capacities of both standard DVD and HD DVD on a single disc
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2006
Toshiba introduces new HD DVD models and adds new features including 1080p output capability
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2006
Ed Wardyga | Here are a number of new products, websites, and tips that I just had to share with you.
Editorial/Feature - Posted 05 Sep 2006 By
Peter Jackson's King Kong to ship with player in UK, France, and Germany
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Aug 2006
Debbie Galante Block | If record labels want to continue to sell packaged media product, they had better offer consumers a good reason to lay down their 20 bucks. Is HD video paired with surround audio on HD DVD or Blu-ray media the answer?
News/News Feature - Posted 25 Aug 2006 By
Addition to Optical Media Portfolio Offers Businesses More Choices in High Capacity, High Definition Storage
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2006
Third-Generation Consoles Emerge as a Significant Channel for Digital Content Distribution
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2006
Write-once discs support HDTV and video recording with crystal-clear broadcast quality
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2006
Hugh Bennett | With high performance and 25GB-per-layer recording capacity, Blu-ray Disc (BD) promises a brave new world of storage and entertainment. Until now, all this has been so much talk, but BD devices and software are finally emerging, with Pioneer’s BDR-101A leading the pack.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 11 Aug 2006 By
New WMV HD titles to ship August 22
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2006
The FAQ begins with the question "What is HD DVD?" and from there delves deeper into HD DVD technology than any other resource.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Jul 2006
15GB next-generation discs now shipping to Moser Baer's global OEMs customers
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2006
New audio software for next-generation and current optical disc formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jul 2006
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Debbie Galante Block | After talking to a couple of sources on the authoring side of the HD DVD and Blu-ray equation, I’ve come to a better understanding of why the slow adoption process for the two formats is not necessarily a bad thing.
News/News Feature - Posted 18 Jul 2006
Leading content, consumer electronics, and information technology companies unveil new HD DVD marketing organization and multi-million dollar advertising and publicity campaign; Hollywood studios showcase upcoming HD DVD titles
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2006
Replicator says it's actively processing orders for HD DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2006
DVD Forum-approved technology improves visual quality and delivery efficiency
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2006
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen | Though Roxio's Easy Media Creator might be the overall best in show when it comes to letting novices create impressive video and slideshow DVDs, MovieFactory comes $50 cheaper at $49.99, and scores high for its Multitrim editing, a redesigned GUI featuring an uncluttered new launcher, and an ingenious new Smart Scene Menu.
Editorial/Product Review - Posted 27 Jun 2006 By
Integration of 1TB hard disk with HD DVD recordable drive opens way to recording and archiving of high-definition video
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) also adds newest digital audio formats, mini-connector, and lip sync
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
Debbie Galante Block | Blu-ray launches today. Who will buy players? A few early adopters, I’m sure. However, Blu-ray won’t get its big push until PlayStation 3 (PS3) launches in November.
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Jun 2006 By
RIDATA-branded media is one of first to be sold in U.S.; available in both organic and inorganic dye compositions
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2006
Retailers in Japan will receive shipments of 15GB HD DVD-R media in early July
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2006
Syriana and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang to be released June 20; Lethal Weapon due June 27
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2006
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Working directly with hi-def player manufacturers and content producers to test both hi-def players and discs
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2006
Plan launch of lineups under their respective brand names to coincide with the start-up of the market
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2006
Macrovision ACP Solution to Facilitate Industry and Consumer Adoption of High Definition DVD Content
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2006
"Completes movie experience in the home with outstanding resolution, vivid colors, stunning sound at an affordable price point"
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2006
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MEDIA-TECH Expo to run May 30-June 01 in Frankfurt, Germany
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2006
Geoff Daily | While the transition to dual-layer has done little to spark demand for duplicators, manufacturers expect next-generation blue laser media to help recapture some of that excitement from a few years ago and drive new business based on upgrades to the larger-capacity formats.
News/News Feature - Posted 24 May 2006 By
Stephen F. Nathans | Even as DVD cedes most of its press attention to the perceived format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD, DVD technology remains very much in its heyday at all levels of the market.
News/News Feature - Posted 24 May 2006 By
Sonic’s HDAA-AG to help ensure seamless introduction of high-definition formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Apr 2006
Despite CES hoopla, are replicators and consumers ready for Blu-Ray and HD DVD?
News/News Feature - Posted 24 Jan 2006 By
Jeff Sauer | CES 2006 offered another glimpse at the future of optical media, this time the high definition-capable replacement for DVD. But that future doesn't look very bright at all.
News/News Feature - Posted 20 Jan 2006 By
Titles authored with Sonic Scenarist HD DVD Edition and Scenarist Blu-ray Edition showcased at CES
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2006
Company continues study of future holographic technologies
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2006
Company to maintain neutrality in disc format debate
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2005
New Research and Markets report, The Changing Face of Studio Video Sales: Grow New Markets, Push High Definition, Get Interactive
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2005
Company will deliver both formats with scratch-resistant protective coating
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2005
Provides up to 7.1 channel lossless sound
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2005
Hugh Bennett | Does Blu-ray's capacity advantage over HD DVD really matter? When it comes to employing blue-laser discs in next-generation high-definition (HD) camcorders, it certainly does.
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Pre-release version of the CATS HD DVD analyzer to be on display at Mediatech in Frankfurt
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2005
Companies cite key criteria for consumer and industry success, join HD DVD Promotion Group
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2005
Debbie Galante Block | The High Definition Authoring Alliance announced by Sonic last week could be exactly what's needed to get both HD-DVD and Blu-ray off the ground.
News/News Feature - Posted 19 Jul 2005 By
New effort to jump start HD title development for HD DVD and Blu-ray disc formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2005
Combines bitstream syntax analysis, bitstream standards conformance, encoder performance feedback, statistical bitrate/compression diagnostics and comparative picture analysis tools
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2005
Alolws authors to enhance standard DVD titles with interactive features for next-generation high-definition (HD) disc formats
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jun 2005
Mpressionist.X Pro HD 3 gives users “reliable and scientific approach to DVD picture quality”
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2005
With some technologies, protracted delays can turn out to be good news. Case in point: Blu-ray and HD-DVD.
News/News Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2005 By
Hugh Bennett | Using MPEG-4 AVC or VC-1 compression (both required by BD and HD DVD specifications) and makes current writable DVDs practical vehicles for many HD tasks. But BD and HD DVD drives need to play writable DVD discs to reap their benefits.
News/News Feature - Posted 07 Jun 2005 By
New HD-DVD and Blu-ray products
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2005
Recognized as first vendor to develop HD DVD Standard and Advanced Content
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Jun 2005
David Doering | Just when we have a viable archive media suitable for video content in blue laser, we get four competing recordable standards—two from the same vendor!
News/News Feature - Posted 17 May 2005 By
Disc helps transition from DVD to HD DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2005
HD-DVD authoring system enables studios to begin HD title development
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2005
NEC unveils extensive portfolio of consumer offerings and demos "first three-generation" HD-DVD drive
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2004
All signs point to a hi-def future as long as we're still delivering content on shiny discs, we'll need a DVD-or worthy successor-that can handle hi-def content. Two blue laser-based formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, suggest different, equally likely roads to the same destination. Both have powerful backing, with NEC, Sanyo, and Toshiba on the HD-DVD side and Sony, Philips, and Pioneer on the Blu-ray side. Many questions remain: How do the formats differ? Which one will win out? And who will decide?
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DVD Forum selects Dolby as mandatory audio format for HD DVD
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2004