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New DVD Format Approved

By Julio Franco
Nov 29, 2003
  1. Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. said Friday that the DVD Forum, an international association of electronics makers and movie studios, has approved the two Japanese companies' standard for next-generation DVDs. The move gives Toshiba and NEC a leg up on a rival standard based on the Blu-ray disc format, which has a larger recording capacity, advocated by Sony Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., which makes the Panasonic brand, and Philips Electronics NV of the Netherlands.

    Next-generation DVDs will be able to record five times the amount of information of current DVDs. A DVD today can record about two hours of conventional analog TV programming while the next-generation digital video disc format can record more than two hours of digital TV programming. The Blu-ray format discs can handle more than three hours of digital programming.

    Read more: Yahoo News.
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Just as I posted here 2 days ago ;) :D

    And still a newsworthy piece.
     
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