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post #11 of 37
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versatile_Multilayer_Disc

Seems good to me. Ya know, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD got the most press, but there WAS other formats out there, like VMD that are cheaper, and VMD can hold as much as a blu-ray disc.

Edit:

Something tells me only 2 people actually read the article, omega, im guessing you didnt.
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post #12 of 37
I say buy HD DVD Players while they're so cheap!
    
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post #13 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
lmao I bet no one on this forum has heard of VMD before this thread, let alone the general "tech nooby" population!
I thought it was just a rehash of standard dvds with added layers? Or at least that's what I read about a year ago. Didn't think this would ever catch on, even though simply adding layers is the most economical thing to do.

edit: just read the wiki, i guess this is the thing I read about. If Toshiba or sony hadn't been so gung-ho about pushing their proprietary formats we might have had cheap VMD sooner, and it might have actually had a chance.
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post #14 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lelouch View Post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versatile_Multilayer_Disc

Seems good to me. Ya know, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD got the most press, but there WAS other formats out there, like VMD that are cheaper, and VMD can hold as much as a blu-ray disc.

Edit:

Something tells me only 2 people actually read the article, omega, im guessing you didnt.
It would seem not very many people read it. Either way, I don't think VMD is going to pass. For the reason listed below.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
lmao I bet no one on this forum has heard of VMD before this thread, let alone the general "tech nooby" population!
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post #15 of 37
This is the only way they can get into the game at this point:

1. $50 players
2. $15-$20 movies
3. Full 1080p support
4. Backing from major movie companies

If they don't have ALL 4 of those, there is no chance at this point in time.
post #16 of 37
VMD..... sounds like some kind of sexually transmitted disease.
post #17 of 37
I had never heard of VMD until this thread.....
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post #18 of 37
It's over, gg.
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post #19 of 37
The name of this thread should be changed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
I say buy HD DVD Players while they're so cheap!
^^^
People think that HD DVD players are worthless but in reality it's not, there's tons of HD DVD's on sale, plus all standard DVD are upconverted to near-hd quality...plus, it's shiny.
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