Chinese Development recieved order for Blu-ray Players

Taiwan has a glorious technological industry for the country. The latest invention of the Blue DVD players, high-quality images, high-capacity. Traditional DVD machines can only read 4.7 GB discs, but Blue DVD can read as much as 50G, that is over 12 traditional movie discs!

There has been an order from the United States for Blue-DVD players, of an estimated value of up to 10.1 billion.

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techie4248d ago

Well I'd like to show you a report from another Chinese site. This one says "Blue DVD" and also mentions the disc are "50gb" what's your interpretation now? Jumping the gun is a little stupid...I still wouldn't like to call it.

ITR4248d ago (Edited 4248d ago )

I think HD-DVD now has 51GB.

I hate this because blue could mean anything.

We need a good translator.

I'm hoping someone just combines the formats and sells it cheaply.

eques judicii4248d ago

if this has any impact on America there will be an English Press Release that will spell it out... from what I've heard the translations coming out of Taiwan were Blue HD-DVD (remember they call DVDs Red DVD)... I'll ask my girlfriend to translate later...

techie4248d ago

this was provided to me by someone who speaks chinese. He says in China they call Blu-ray...Blu-ray HDDVD and they call HDDVD....HDDVD.

So I really think we should wait...but I feel this is necessary.

Ps. HDDVD players cannot play those 51gb discs

Torch4248d ago

True...that crossed my mind as well.

But I think Deep has a point: Blu-Ray is renoundly known to hold fifty gigs of data (despite the current 'true' limit of 200GB), while, HD-DVD is generally known to hold only thirty. I get a sense that if they were referring to HD-DVD, they would've specified fifty-ONE GB capacity.

Sure, I admit to be splitting hairs, but that's all the fun about harmless unsubstantiated speculation!

But shouldn't some research into the article's referenced Mr.(?) "Deng Hongmo Kyrgyzstan" help put the issue to rest? They claim him to be the inventor of the technology to which they refer. (no dice for me thus far.)

ITR4248d ago

I have no idea at this point.

Seems like a free for all over there.

We still need a better translation, if anything to avoid confusion.

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xfrgtr4248d ago (Edited 4248d ago )

50gb is definitely bluray
power of Green,fox pulling all upcoming bluray titles have nothing to do with this news,it has to do with copy protection ,youre just a desperate liar.Bluray is crushing hddvd and you forgot to mention Disney,Liongates,.... exclusif bluray supporters,hddvd is dying because of low support.

ITR4248d ago

Talked to a Wally World Dist Manager
He said 3-4 HD DVD players are coming to Wally-World this fall.

1 made by them and supposedly 3 made by other parties.

He didn't know which format though.
He called it rumors on the grapevine at Wally World Corp.
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If everyone chose different formats...we could see a low cost Format War coming this X'mas.

SmokeyMcBear4248d ago

isn't wally world the theme park in national lampoons vacation? Awesome movie

power of Green 4248d ago

TDK jumped ship. Others have gone neutral too. All movie studios have gone neutral excluding Fox and MGM (MGM is owned by Sony) and Fox pulled all upcoming Blu-Ray titles as I'm pretty sure they had this news before everyone else here.

Samsung, LG and some others have gone neutral too. Samsung being the original backer behind Blu-Ray as well.

And here a piece of the press release that has been translated, let me know if any of this starts looking like Blu-Ray please

From press release:

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Deng Hungchi also mentioned that Blue HD-DVD for high-volume, high-quality images, high resolution vision, machine Images can be more realistic, more beautiful images. Its advantage is more easily with existing DVD discs maintain compatibility, and may continue to use existing DVD production equipment CDs and facilitate the expansion of the distance between lens and do not need, such as CD-ROM cartridges, substantially reduced from the current transition to HD DVD, the cost for the DVD, makes disc manufacturers switch from DVD to HD DVD when the costs can be reduced to a minimum. Moreover, the HD DVD recording capacity is smaller, but the eye, decontamination capability, and without cartridges, dish Therefore the production process easier and less costly.

Deng Hungchi is general manager of Fuh Yuan.

You see what he's saying is HD-DVD only ability. Blu-Ray requires completely revamped manufacturing process.

I don't know why people are surprised, these news reports have been around for years now. So how is this any surprise to the BD supporters who keep threadcrapping everywhere? It's obviously the HD-DVD format, and you will most likely hear additional companies such as Alco, Shinco and Lite-On (mentioned at CES) announcing lower-priced players for other major retailers as well (Target, Sears, K-Mart?). This was publicly announced at CES in January, so why the denial? Did BD folks think this was all simply BS?

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OCT, 2005: In the high-stakes battle with Sony over whose format will power the next-generation of DVD players, Toshiba has adopted a potentially perilous strategy: encouraging low-cost Chinese competitors to crank out machines using its standard known as HD-DVD.

The tactic of courting Chinese makers has been largely taboo in Japan, where manufacturers like Sony and Panasonic have long tried to delay their technology from turning into cheap commodities. But Toshiba's decision could have significant ramifications in the race for the billions of dollars that will very likely flow from the next generation of DVD technology that promises sharper pictures, enhanced audio and more disc storage.

Sony and the Blu-ray group are licensing their technology more selectively. Analysts call this an effort to prevent low-cost manufacturers, including those from China, from quickly driving down the price of Blu-ray machines when they reach stores next year. Many manufacturers are also wary of licensing their technology to the Chinese because of their record of not paying licensing and royalty fees.

The contrasting strategies underscore the increasingly uncomfortable choices that Japanese electronics makers must make as China's manufacturing might grows, whether it be in DVDs, televisions, cameras or other products.

JAN. 7 | LAS VEGAS Chinese manufacturers, known for low-cost consumer products, will begin making and shipping HD DVD players for the U.S. market by the end of 2007, HD DVD promotional group execs announced at an event here Sunday evening. Chinese manufacturers Alco, Shinco and Lite-On will join Toshiba in making players, as will Japanese company Onkyo, execs announced. Microsoft may also make players, officials said, but didn’t provide further details. Car system manufacturer Alpine is making a player for cars. The move is expected to add lower-priced players to the market, which could greatly expand household penetration for the format.

April 9, 2007 TOKYO, Japan (AP) Toshiba Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and sued 17 companies, alleging infringement of its DVD patents, the Japanese electronics maker said Monday. The commission is an independent federal agency that checks on unfair trade practices and copyright infringements.

Toshiba filed a complaint Friday to the commission against the 17 companies, mostly Hong Kong and Chinese manufacturers and importers.

Also Friday, Toshiba filed a lawsuit demanding monetary damages to the same companies in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Toshiba spokeswoman Yuko Sugahara declined to comment on the damage amount.

Toshiba licenses DVD patents, but the companies, including Daewoo Electronics America Inc. of the U.S., Dongguan GVG Digital Technology of China and Star Light Electronics Co. of Hong Kong, don't have such licensing agreements, Toshiba said. Imported DVD products are sold without proper permission, the company said.

"The infringement of Toshiba's patents by these companies has damaged Toshiba's DVD-related business, and also caused damage to the legitimate and licensed DVD product manufacturing and distribution and business as a whole," Tokyo-based Toshiba said in a statement.

APRIL 20 | Wal-Mart apparently has ordered 2 million HD DVD players from China to sell at a target price of $299, according to a report out of Taiwan.

The introduction of low-priced Chinese-manufactured DVD players in Wal-Mart and other outlets in the U.S. helped spur the growth of the DVD format in its early years. A translation of the story was uploaded on the AVS Forum.

Lumbo4248d ago (Edited 4248d ago )

"all movie studios have gone neutral" search for hd-dvd + Disney: No results match your search for "hd-dvd disney" in DVD.

yes, Disney gone so neutral that they decided not to bring any hd-dvd to the marked, compared to a quite nice list of bluray titles .. yes, thats pretty neutral .. in your strange dreams, indeed.

"Fox pulled all upcoming Blu-Ray titles" :

strange, nothing like that on the fox page, maybe you should stay at the facts instead of your made up stuff to make a point.

the original "news" had "Blue ray HD DVD" in it, all over the place, combined with references to core BluRay companies, and comparisons to BluRay players price wise.

So in fact there is about as much backing for a "cheap BluRay player by WalMart" as there is backing for a cheap HD-DVD player. Until WalMart comes out with the facts NOTHING is clear, and no amount of FUD you throw around will change that.

People have understood by now that you are agenda driven, and they see right through your cheap attempts and bend "facts" so just drop it, its neither working nor funny.

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