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CBHD, short for China Blue High-Definition Disc and formerly known as CH-DVD (China High Definition DVD) is a next-generation optical disc format created by the Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC).
This format includes Chinese-owned intellectual property, and is based on HD DVD, the next generation high definition DVD approved by the DVD Forum. The realization of CH-DVD was supported by the Chinese government, and will pave the way for the localization of blue-laser, high-definition DVD in China.
Additionally, OMNERC established the China High Definition DVD Industry Association (CHDA) in cooperation with the DVD Forum and Chinese and international partners. CHDA will play a leadership role in the promotion of CBHD.
In July 2008, the first production line for CBHD was established and production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2008.
CBHD in the News
CH-DVD finally goes into production (28 July 2008)- Shanghai United Optical Disc has announced that the first CBHD (China Blue High-Definition Disc), formerly known as CH-DVD (China high definition DVD) production line as been established and is ready to begin production on the format...
China Reveals CH-DVD (10 September 2007)- The Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC) has announced CH-DVD (China High Definition DVD). This next-generation optical disc format includes Chinese-owned intellectual property, and is based on HD DVD...