Monday, September 10th 2007

China Announces CH-DVD, a New High Definition DVD Standard

The Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center has announced CH-DVD, a new high definition DVD standard based on the HD DVD but with additional Chinese-owned technology tacked on. This advanced Chinese technology will prevent copying and pirating of CH-DVD content. A new foundation called the China High Definition DVD Industry Association will promote the new format and plan to launch a CH-DVD player in 2008.Source: Engadget
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14 Comments on China Announces CH-DVD, a New High Definition DVD Standard

#1
OrbitzXT
Making a product no one wants in the first place is a pretty good way to make sure people don't go sharing it with each other =p
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#2
spacejunky
what's going to happen when they release a $100 player at Christmas? This could make a big mess even bigger.
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#3
anticlutch
This advanced Chinese technology will prevent copying and pirating of CH-DVD content
That just made me lol :laugh:
China, of all countries, trying to make a pirate-proof format... lol.
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#4
wazzledoozle
If the copy protection works, it wont matter. Anyone in china who can afford an HDTV can afford to buy real copies of movies.

Everyone else, 99% of the country will continue using dvd-r's in SD.
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#5
Glump Bliermp
Wow, the Chinese are retarded. People won't buy into this crap. Even if it does sell for less, I don't think Americans, Europeans, and especailly Japanese, will want something called Chinese-DVD. (I assumes CH is for China even tho CH is actually Swiss)
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#6
wickerman
on the bright side I dont see how this product from china could kill my children or my dog :nutkick:


If its a real low ball price im sure it'll sell, but without big name backing I doubt they'd get first dibs on any big dvd releases, which means people would have to wait even longer to see their new releases on HD. Not a whole lot of negatives can really be said about adding more competition to a market like High Definition DVDs. If it means lower prices on the other formats some day Im all for it.
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
its geared toward people in china and gives the govt full control over content on the discs. it makes no sense for someone outside of china to buy CH-DVD.
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#8
ex_reven
by: Easy Rhino
its geared toward people in china and gives the govt full control over content on the discs.
Ahhhhh Communist regimes!
:roll:
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: ex_reven
Ahhhhh Communist regimes!
:roll:
lol i know it. im sure they are tired of all the more capitalist neighbors like south korea and japan schooling them in technology
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#10
Zubasa
Erm...
The logic of you mainlanders is just...
Wordless:respect:
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#11
HellasVagabond
Since we are beggining to see HDDVD players for under 200$ made by companies other than Toshiba i dont think these standards can stand. Also this has been announced for almost 3 weeks now, engadget is a bit back in the news :P
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#12
Migons
This is madness!


by: OrbitzXT
Making a product no one wants in the first place is a pretty good way to make sure people don't go sharing it with each other =p
Good point :P
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#13
kakazza
Madness?...
THIS - IS - CHINAAAAAAAA!!!



PS: Had to hop onto that one :P
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Yes, they aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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