HD VMD to Battle Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD

At the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) trade show in Denver, a company promoting a new high-definition optical disc format demonstrated set-top players and high-definition movies that cost far less than ones that use the competing Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD formats. The only faux pas: Arriving late to a two-party format war that consumers are already reluctant to support.

Next month, New Medium Enterprises' 1080p set-top players, which use the HD VMD (Versatile Multilayer Disc) format, will go on sale on Amazon.com and in stores such as Radio Shack and Costco for around $150--about half the cost of the least-expensive 1080p HD DVD player, and perhaps a fourth the cost of the least-expensive Blu-ray player. The movies that work in them are similarly inexpensive.

View: The full story
News source: PCWorld

Report a problem with article
Next Article

Intel claims silicon crown despite AMD Barcelona

Previous Article

AMD to upgrade Radeon HD 2400 and 2600 chips in January 2008

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

37 Comments - Add comment