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Archive of posts tagged HD DVD-ROM

Pax Optical

Some suggest the conflict between Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD can be resolved by simply offering devices compatible with both formats. I’m not so sure. It’s easy to paint a rosy picture of peaceful coexistence, but compromise comes at a price. Pax Optical Hugh Bennett EMedialive, Apr 3, 2007 “I came not to bring [...]

The Truth About Total Hi Def Disc (THD)

At a flashy press conference a month ago to promote its new Total Hi Def Disc, Warner Home Video invoked the heroic image of Superman rescuing a crashing airliner. Expected later this year, Total Hi Def disc (THD) will combine HD DVD on one side and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on the other side, thus delivering [...]

Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD: Regional Differences

Few efforts in the history of DVD have been as controversial or proven as futile as Regional Playback Control (RPC). Justified as necessary protection in a free-for-all world, condemned as yet another shackle of capitalist oppression and circumvented at every turn, RPC is now the latest problem for next generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD [...]