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Toshiba HD DVD players to sport new HDi logo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Sep 2007 19:52 User comments (14)

Toshiba HD DVD players to sport new HDi logo Making sure everyone knows that they are a staunch supporter of HD DVD, Micrsoft has announced that their HDi logo will appear on all Toshiba HD DVD players as well as one some HD DVD movies by Universal and Paramount.
The HDi logo is Microsoft "representing its version of the interactivity layer of the HD DVD format."

"Given some confusion over what qualifies as true interactivity,"
a Microsoft spokesperson stated today, "Microsoft wanted to officially logo the technology as a quality assurance."

A few examples of HDi are interactive content are in-movie menus, picture-in-picture commentary tracks, and Internet-driven Streaming updates. Microsoft hopes that by adding the label, it will make it easier for consumers to understand that the discs or players can support those interactive content. More importantly, Microsoft would like consumers to understand that Vista has built-in support for HDi.

Specific HD DVD titles with the new logo were not announced, but should be soon.

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14 user comments

121.9.2007 2:23
BIGnewb
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wow thats great news.ummm not really.i wouldnt care if microsoft was on anything because look at vista.good job microsoft :D lol

221.9.2007 2:59
hughjars
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It's a decent idea, highlighting the fact that all HD DVD players have the 'advanced features'.

......how many months till any Blu-ray players get to put their equivalent 'BD-J' tag on their machines?

321.9.2007 14:52
v965hdss
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Who gives a shit, both mickey mouse companys.

421.9.2007 16:59
hughjars
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People paying the premium for high def players are probably the ones who "give a sh*t", I reckon......

.....and a substantial premium when it comes to the current crop of 'no advanced features whatsoever' Blu-ray players.

Naturally the Sony/PS3/Blu-ray fanclub will belittle & run this down all they can cos their beloved format can't do any of this yet
(except laughably 'fake' PiP......no wonder they need a 50gb disc to put 2 full-sized versions of the same movie on, 1 normal one & the other with the PiP burnt in).

......of course if or when Blu-ray finally does get to their final spec
(which not a single Blu-ray player on the market can do right now - cos it takes hardware as well as software to do)
these features - that HD DVD has had since day 1 - will undoubtedly become, rather predictably, just "awesome!".

522.9.2007 12:29

Originally posted by hughjars:
It's a decent idea, highlighting the fact that all HD DVD players have the 'advanced features'.

......how many months till any Blu-ray players get to put their equivalent 'BD-J' tag on their machines?
Lmao.. no one cares about extra's they didn't on DVD & there not on either HiDef format....lol

622.9.2007 13:15
hughjars
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Originally posted by nextgen76:
no one cares about extra's they didn't on DVD & there not on either HiDef format....lol
- Well considering many of those advanced 'extra' features are intended to be nothing like the 'extras' seen on DVD it's a tad too early to be making that kind of claim.

But like I said, and here so clearly proved, the Sony/PS3/Blu-ray fanclub will belittle & run this down all they can cos their beloved format can't do any of this yet.....

......of course if or when Blu-ray finally does get to their final spec
(which not a single Blu-ray player on the market can do right now - cos it takes hardware as well as software to do)
these features - that HD DVD has had since day 1 - will undoubtedly become, rather predictably, just "awesome!".

722.9.2007 15:31
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by nextgen76:
no one cares about extra's they didn't on DVD & there not on either HiDef format....lol
- Well considering many of those advanced 'extra' features are intended to be nothing like the 'extras' seen on DVD it's a tad too early to be making that kind of claim.

But like I said, and here so clearly proved, the Sony/PS3/Blu-ray fanclub will belittle & run this down all they can cos their beloved format can't do any of this yet.....

......of course if or when Blu-ray finally does get to their final spec
(which not a single Blu-ray player on the market can do right now - cos it takes hardware as well as software to do)
these features - that HD DVD has had since day 1 - will undoubtedly become, rather predictably, just "awesome!".
Dude. No one cares.

You Fanboys ruin everything.

826.9.2007 10:03

Sorry for the newbie question but have there been movies released with HDi features?

926.9.2007 10:26

Originally posted by juankerr:
Sorry for the newbie question but have there been movies released with HDi features?
Look for Universal titles with "U-Control" and Warner titles with "In-Movie Experience." They're both based on the HDi platform.

Off the top of my head - 300, V for Vendetta, Fast and Furious - Tokyo Drift, Constantine, The Matrix Trilogy and some others.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Sep 2007 @ 10:40

1026.9.2007 13:16

Thanks eatsushi. So my HD-A2 should be able to play all the HDi features on these discs right?

1127.9.2007 3:07
hughjars
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Yes juankerr.

All the HD DVD players sold since day 1 of the format's introduction are fully compliant with the entire HD DVD spec.

1227.9.2007 7:21

Thanks.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Sep 2007 @ 7:24

1327.9.2007 8:15

Originally posted by juankerr:
Thanks eatsushi. So my HD-A2 should be able to play all the HDi features on these discs right?
Some discs have web-enabled HDi content (like 300) so you may want to connect your unit to the internet - easily done with the standard ethernet port.

1428.9.2007 5:35

Nothing special in my book.

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