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HD VMD to be shown at MEDIA-TECH

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2007 17:18 User comments (2)

HD VMD to be shown at MEDIA-TECH As well as Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, New Medium Enterprises' (NME) HD VMD will shown at the 2007 MEDIA-TECH conference. The company announced that that Dr. Eugene Levich, CTO of NME, has been invited to speak about the company's High Definition Versatile Multilayer Disc (HD VMD) at the conference which will be held in Barcelona, March 6th & 7th. The red laser-based HD VMD optical disc and format aims to give consumers a cost-effective alternative to Blu-ray and HD DVD.
Dr. Levich will speak on Wednesday, March 7 at 11:30 a.m. and will illustrate his lecture with a live demonstration of the true HD VMD 20 (GB) disc played back in a regular "off the shelf" DVD drive. He will also display a new HD VMD Media Player based on this "off the shelf" DVD loader.

"The invitation to speak at such a respectable forum as MEDIA-TECH is recognition of VMD as one of the world's best disc solutions for the market's needs today," said Mahesh Jayanarayan, CEO, NME, Inc. "Replication manufacturers have long desired a more effective and efficient method to create HD discs -- and only HD VMD gives them a seamless method to move towards HD with their existing infrastructure. Our red laser format is a front line technological adaptation of DVD technology to the demands of HD quality. As the blue laser production costs become more realistic for consumer market and available for mass production, the VMD know-how and technologies will play major role in developing cost effective multilayer and multi-format HD solutions."

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125.2.2007 8:11
hughjars
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Looks interesting, this could be a useful stop-gap and replace my regular current SD DVD player whilst the rest of the 'war' carries on for the 3 - 5 years it's going to take.

226.2.2007 6:38

I thought 3X was the bomb? Before you know it youll have every iteration out there, maybe you can start a museum of useless artifacts. I think Ill wait a year and buy the better format that might stay around a few years, that way I dont have to keep transferring my material to a new format to protect my investments and precious moments. Maybe this will be a way to go but only time will tell and I personally doubt it.

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