Variety newsweekly Video Business reports on 10/11/2007:
The DVD Forum is readying launches of HD DVD recorders that burn to both standard-definition media (DVD-Rs) and new higher-capacity 51GB disc (HD DVD-Rs) configurations.
Mark Knox (Toshiba technology adviser) also reiterated that the Forum is nearing finalization of a triple-layer 51GB disc specification.
Also in the HD DVD development pipeline is a 'twin format.' In this twist on the HD DVD-DVD combo, there are two layers of HD DVD and one layer of standard-definition sitting on the same side of the disc. With the current HD DVD/DVD combo, the HD DVD and standard-definition DVD sit on opposite sides of the same disc.