Thursday, October 13, 2005

Researchers to develop China-only version of HD-DVD

SEPTEMBER 20, 2005 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - BEIJING -- In a bid to cut costs for local electronics makers, Chinese researchers plan to develop a version of the next-generation HD-DVD optical disc format specifically for China that will include support for a locally developed video compression technology, called AVS (Audio Video Coding Standard), according to a researcher involved with the project.

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cle said...

An updated article on this is at:
http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=170704205
DVD Forum to study China-only format
"The format would have the same disk structure as HD DVD using two bonded 0.6-mm-thick platters. But it will slightly modify the physical layer and will simplify the video application layer. The resulting China-only format would be incompatible with the HD DVD format."