HD-VMD > A new contendor in the Hi Def format war

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  1. wolfnfox

    wolfnfox Well-Known Member

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    I was just reading this the other day and it looks like a 3rd HD disc format is going to debut soon

    http://tv-shows-on-dvd.blogspot.com/

    Press Release > http://www.nmeinc.com/press_main.aspx

    It's called HD-VMD

    Long Story Short:

    -produce up to 1920x1080p video resolution, 7.1 sound channels in both Dolby and DTS formats
    -HDMI port, USB port, internet connectivity, and capable of playing (and upconverting) DVD discs
    -Current disc capacities are up to 30GB on a single-sided disc
    -At launch in the USA, the price is just $199.99


    Not sure about this, the late start already hurts it but it is significally cheaper for companies to produce VMD discs compared to HD-DVD and Blu Ray.

    Based on the article though it should be just beneath Blu Ray in terms of quality and the price point is below both formats so if they market this well and get it out with a strong backing from the movie and television industry they could have a shot.
     
  2. kronos

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  3. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    There's barely enough room in this bed for two formats, much less three. I doubt this third party will be much of a challenger.
     
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    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yeah, with the struggle between the two existing formats, a third would have to come with a free lap dance with every disk sold to get a toe into the market.
     
  6. Pimpimus Prime

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    This really isn't that new. NME has been talking about VMD and now HD VMD for the past few years. Personally, I think they've missed their boat. If they could have gotten this technology out a year or even 6 months ago, they might have been a contender. Now, with HD DVD players costing only $50 more, there's no need for HD VMD.. especially when they don't have the support of Hollywood.
     
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    $50 HD-DVD player?
     
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    $50 more than $199. I still say the bargain price HD players will sacrifice quality. I was under the impression the cheap models only go up to 720 resulution.
     
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    Yeah, they go to 720p/1080i only. I believe NME's player goes to 1080p but without any big movies to watch, that's not really an advantage.
     

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