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

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  1. JacKz5o New Member

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    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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    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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    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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    That just made me lol :laugh:
    China, of all countries, trying to make a pirate-proof format... lol.
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ahhhhh Communist regimes!
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    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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    Erm...
    The logic of you mainlanders is just...
    Wordless:respect:
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    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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    This is madness!


    Good point :p
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    Madness?...
    THIS - IS - CHINAAAAAAAA!!!



    PS: Had to hop onto that one :p
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