It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
China threatens a rival high-definition DVD standard China threatens a rival high-definition DVD standard
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

China threatens a rival high-definition DVD standard
Thread Tools
Old 8th October 2005, 23:07   #1
Sidney's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,738
Sidney Freshly Registered
Default China threatens a rival high-definition DVD standard

China is once again threatening to develop its own high-definition DVD standard in order to break the monopoly of foreign companies and avoid paying licence fees to use international standards.
Lu Da, deputy director of the National Disc Engineering Centre, told Xinhua, the official government news agency, that the new technology will be based on HD DVD but will be incompatible with it. He said the format would provide higher definition, better sound and 'safer' copyright protection.

'With such format and related standards,' Lu said, 'We could have our own voice in the DVD industry.'

The format is not expected to be ready until 2008. The first HD DVD and Blu-ray products are scheduled to reach the market early next year.

Xinhua says that between 70 and 80 per cent of the world's DVD players are made in China and licence fees make up around 40 per cent of the cost of each one according to Lu.

China did introduce its own DVD standard two years ago, the EVD (enhanced versatile disc) but the technology failed to take hold amid legal wranglings.

Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
Sidney is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taiwan Makers Blame High Royalty Costs of Blu-ray, HD DVD for Lack of Hybrid Drives jmke WebNews 0 15th February 2008 14:19
Samsung HD-950 High Definition DVD player jmke WebNews 0 13th November 2005 14:55
Samsung DVD-HD841 High Definition DVD Player Sidney WebNews 0 22nd June 2005 06:05
NeuNeo HVD208 High Definition DVD Player Sidney WebNews 0 25th April 2005 16:18
ATI Drives High Definition Visual Performance into Thin-and-Light Notebook PCs jmke WebNews 0 19th January 2005 14:32
Samsung HD-841 High Definition DVD player Sidney WebNews 0 8th November 2004 06:03
Intel® High Definition Audio Will Be Music To PC Users' Ears jmke WebNews 0 19th April 2004 23:12
Dell and H-P Back New Blu-Ray DVD Standard jmke WebNews 0 13th January 2004 13:03

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:24.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO