China Tosses Out Yet Another High-Def DVD Format

from the going-nowhere dept

Say hello to HD NVD, China's latest homegrown high-definition DVD format. It joins EVD, another Chinese effort, along with HD VMD to try and drag Blu-Ray back into a standards fight, following its triumph over HD DVD. Best of luck with that, even with NVD's supposed cost advantage thanks to a lack of foreign-owned intellectual property. That's the same argument that was used for China's homegrown TD-SCDMA 3G technology, which hasn't exactly thrust them to the forefront of mobile telecommunications.


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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 3:54am

    as much as i think that those standard fights are a waste of money, i suspect there will be quite a few attempts to overthrow BlueRay until it reaches a reasonable price.

    until then ill stick to standard DVDs

     

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    Falindraun, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 4:22am

    Blu-Ray is here to stay.

    Many Americans, much like myself, don't like having to buy there 'fav' movies in 50+ different formats. BRD vs. HD DVD. Blu-Ray is here to stay its had to much market time here in the states anything else will just loose.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 4:39am

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    blueray, blueray, blueray

     

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    Grammar Nazi, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 4:55am

    Re: Blu-Ray is here to stay.

    I try and avoid this, but I really, really, really can't stand this error:

    ...anything else will just loose.

    If you mean lose, say (or rather type) lose.

     

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    Sam, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 5:14am

    Blu-ray is here to stay

    I can't stand the mis-spelling of Blu-ray Disc format.

    It is Blu-ray not Blueray, or Blue ray, or Blu-Ray.

    http://www.blu-raydisc.com/index.htm

     

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    Marketing 1-0-1, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:05am

    HD names

    What marketing dink came up with a name for high def that sounds like "BLURRY"?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:33am

    Honestly, who'd want to buy a crappy China-made format? Their stuff always falls apart after a while. If you bought a Chinese high def DVD, it either wouldn't play well, wouldn't play at all, or it would stop working after a short time, making you buy another.

    Give it a rest already, China. You're trying to attack a piece of land that's already been conquered. It's futile. We don't need more formats. Just stick to what you do best, making cheap knock-offs of existing products.

     

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    pferland, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:38am

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:39am

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    Sounds a bit like American cars then!

     

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    Comboman, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 6:55am

    Built-in market of 1 billion people

    It really doesn't need to succeed anywhere outside of China to be a success, they have a domestic market of 1 billion people (and growing).

    Anyone remember VideoCDs? They were never a commercial success in the west, but in China you could buy set-top VCD players and buy/rent VCD movies at the local supermarket.

     

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    Ima Fish, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 7:57am

    No matter how awesome or cheap China's standard is, Hollywood won't use it. So it's pointless to even waste time writing about it.

     

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    judsonian, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 8:02am

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    Might want to turn over almost any electronic device in your home before making a comment so broad. Almost every electronics component is manufactured in China.

     

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    PRMan, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 12:02pm

    Hollywood doesn't need to use it

    >No matter how awesome or cheap China's standard is, Hollywood won't use it. So it's pointless to even waste time writing about it.

    Piracy is so rampant in China that they don't need Hollywood's seal of approval on a disc format.

    The pirates will download whatever they want from torrents and burn it on a disc and sell it on the corner for 2 Yuan.

    If Hollywood wants a piece of the action, they'll get on board by making nice packaging for 5 Yuan.

     

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    Falindraun, Feb 9th, 2009 @ 5:53pm

    Re: Re: Blu-Ray is here to stay.

    Sorry noticed the spelling error just after posting it.

    This is lacking an edit feature and a spellchecker.

     

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