Monday, June 25, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
FCC to Seek for Flexible Use of C-band and 6GHz Airwaves
AMD Presents Modular Routing Design for Chiplet-based Systems
Software Business Continues to Work For BlackBerry
Apple Turns to the U.S. Patent Office to Invalidate Qualcomm Patents
Samsung Patents Bezel-less, Notch-free Smartphone Design
China is Home to Most Smartphone Vendors
VidCon 2018: Youtube Announces Memberships, Merchandise as Alternatives to Ads
Chatting With Google Assistant Gets More Natural
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > DVD For...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 15, 2005
DVD Forum Approves Dual-layer Standard for Recordable HD DVD

The DVD Forum has published the latest resolutions announced in the 31st meeting of its most significant organization, the Steering Committee. The specifications of the forthcoming dual-layer recordable HD DVD (HD DVD-R DL) format as well as the 6/8-X recording speed for DVD-R DL and 16x for DVD-RAM were approved.

In the HD-DVD part, the DVD forum decided to adopt an aggressive strategy in promoting the HD-DVD as the next generation format for HD content worldwide and especially in new markets like China. The goal of this decision is to allow the members of the Steering Committee to study and find ways to collaborate with Chinese manufacturers and laboratories their aim being to establish the next generation DVD.

In addition, the specifications of the recordable dual-layer HD-DVD "HD DVD-R for DL Part 1 ver.1.9" were approved.

The organization also approved the "Optional Specifications 1X-SPEED HD DVD-R for DL Part 1 rev. 0.9", which include the parameters of recording HD DVD-R DL at the 1x speed.

Moreover, the DVD Forum decided to proceed with settling on the specifications for the re-writable version of HD DVD format.

As far as the DVD partis concerned, the Committee approved the upgrade of the DVD video recording standard (Ver.1.2 from Ver.1.1), besides the approval of the 6/8-X recording speed standard for DVD-R DL and the 6/8/12/16X recording speed for DVD-RAM. Both latter specifications have been already adopted by various hardware manufacturers like Pioneer and Panasonic.

The complete report is available at

Note that the approval of the various specifications does not mean a simultaneous implementation of them in hardware. So far, the latest developments in the HD DVD-R technology have been coming from Toshiba, the main backer of the HD DVD format.

In a joint project with Clariant, the Japanese company has managed to develop a 30GB dual-layer HD DVD-R disk based on organic dyes. Clariant and Toshiba developed advanced functional organic dyes for both recording layers L0 and L1 required in dual-layer disks. The dyes are claimed to offer very high reflectivity, good transmittance, high thermal conductivity, as well as the high sensitivity required for this technology.

With 15GB for a single-layer disk and 30GB for dual-layer disks, the new HD DVD-R can hold more than a 4-hour high-definition movie.

Both DVD and HD DVD are based on the same disk structure, back-to-back bonding of two 0.6-millimeter-thick substrates, allowing thus the already existing DVD-R manufacturing equipment to be switched to HD DVD-R production.

Microsoft to Ship Xbox 360 Nov 22 in US        All News        World's Fastest 20-inch Wide Screen LCD Monitor
Ricoh 8x DVD+R DL Available in Europe     Optical Storage News      LiteOn Announced new 16x DVD±RW with LighScribe Support

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
The DVD Forum Goes Into Hibernation
DVD Forum's Suggestions On Regional Codes For Players and Discs Sold in the Baltic Countries
DVD Forum Seeks Industry Feedback on Future Plans
DVD Download License Completed
Sensio 3D Format Standardized in DVD Standard
HD DVD Still Alive in the U.S
DVD Forum Approves DVD-Download DL Specifications
Toshiba to Release Flagship RD-X7 DVD Recorder in Japan
Toshiba to Continue HD DVD Media Sales
The DVD Forum May Add 3D Technology to DVD
Hitachi Maxell Stops Selling 2x HD DVD-R/RW Media
HD DVD Promotion Group Officially Dissolved

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .