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Triple Layer HD DVD Gets Approved

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    DVD Forum, the international organization that oversees standardization of DVD and HD DVD optical disc formats, has finally approved version 2.0 of triple-layer HD DVD discs, that can store up to 51GB of data. The approval of DVD specifications for high density read-only disc [HD DVD-ROM (51G)] version 2.0, took place during the 40th steering committee meeting on November 15, 2007. The new 51GB HD DVD ROM disc has a three-layer structure with each layer storing 17GB of data, which is an advancement in capacity over current ROM discs, which hold 15GB of data in each layer of a single-sided disc. Neither Toshiba, nor DVD Forum have confirmed that triple-layer HD DVDs will playback on existing HD DVD hardware, such as players and computer drives.

    Source: X-bit Labs
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    I sure hope this is compatible with all current and future HD DVD players without the need for a software update. Though that would be hard if a single layer HD DVD disc would be 17GB whereas the current HD DVD is 15 GB that could cause some error with the disc reader unless Toshiba and the DVD Forum have something up their sleeve that they are not ready to show yet to the public. I smell something affoot here that isnt going to be very good for Blu Ray in the coming months. Perhaps Warner Brothers could have some involvement with it. Though I still don't see a need for any of this other than for TV shows due to their MASSIVE storage requirements.
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    Thats alot of storage I see there. Best thing about HD and BD discs, are the high definition movies. Other than that, these things are gonna be used for storage kings on the PC. No way they can fill a 51GB (or 50/60GB DL-BD disc) with movie info and take all the room.
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    Uncompressed, it can be done quite easily.
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    lol 51GB, BD has some compitition now.
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    this is wehn movie companies start putting their trilogies on one disc, one movie per layer, hehe.
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    Eh this is cool and a nice bump in storage capacity...but idk how practical it will be...hopefully all the drivers will be able to have updated firmware.
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    I sure hope my 360 HD-DVD drive is able to play triple layer discs, I would hate to get a movie and not be able to watch it because of incompatibility problems...
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    Ahh, I never thought about trilogies ::haha::

    also, why would you uncompress a movie?
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    The same reason you would have an uncompressed song, it sounds better, but not by much while it will sound better as it takes up more storage space the diference is less and less noticeable the less compressed it is. so movies don't necessarily need to be uncompressed to look NEARLY as good as their uncomopressed movie theater quality brethren
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    But they don't have to encode it if it's uncompressed :)

    Plus, it will remove the graininess (it's actually a word haha) from movies that they would encode poorly. I've seen lots of compression artifacts in some of these HD movies b/c they're lazy and don't want to do it right (and it's not the graininess from the film type either).

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