Toshiba says 51GB HD DVD still in the oven

A three-layer HD DVD disc with enough room for about 7 hours of high-definition video is still under development and hasn't been submitted for approval to the DVD Forum, the standard's governing body, despite reports to the contrary, Toshiba said Thursday.

The disc, which has a capacity of 51GB, was first unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January this year. It attracted much attention not just because it substantially raises the maximum capacity of an HD DVD disc but also because it beats that of the rival Blu-ray Disc format, albeit by just 1GB.

In the last few days a number of Web sites and blogs have reported the format has been submitted for approval to the DVD Forum and some have said that approval has been received, but Toshiba says nothing of the sort has happened.

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N4G_FANBOY_CRAP4339d ago

All signs seem to be pointing that way.

FordGTGuy4339d ago

Blue Ray please don't preach about a product you can't spell. Who will win? Well if they don't mature in a couple years flash drives and digital downloading will destroy both of them.

kornbeaner4339d ago

flash drives are still to costly to produce the space needed for DVD quality video much less HD.

And not everyone has the bandwidth to download and enjoy HD content in a timely matter.

DVD will still dominate for at least 2-3 more years, but with the early support given to it right now Blu-Ray seems to be ahead.

FordGTGuy4339d ago

have bandwith and the cost of flash drives will come down. I was talking about in the future not in the now.

N4G_FANBOY_CRAP4339d ago (Edited 4339d ago )

without a doubt, but I didn't mention downloads nor did the article, in the competition between the two formats everything seems to be in blu-ray's favor.

Storage would be another issue, ie with the 360 you have to delete & re-download to preserve space, I have over 200 DVD's so if my collection was in blu-ray that would be a lot of hard drive space.

I would prefer discs to downloads I would rather not wait to re-download a movie if I decided I wanted to watch it, but thats just my opinion

ChefDejon4338d ago

this is why sony is gonna win

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FordGTGuy4338d ago

Also remember the benefits to flash drives:
*small but large storage
*longer life
*more durable
*no read times
*easily organized and carried

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