New Medium Enterprises today at International CES 2008 announced HD VMD players are shipping into the U.S. market.
HD VMD is delivering maximum-HD 1080p players to consumers for a MSRP of $199 via PCRush.com and NMEStore.com. All orders for HD VMD players in January will come with two titles, "Mother Ghost" starring James Franco and cult hit "Cutting Room."
HD VMD's multi-layer disc allows for the utilization of red laser technology to provide high definition. With only one laser (red), HD VMD players can upconvert existing DVD collections for better viewing quality, as well as play true high definition content.
"We are excited to be delivering upon our promise to deliver high quality, affordable high definition to consumers," said Alex Potter, director of U.S. operations, NME. "We remain committed to delivering great HD products and compelling content to the global consumer market."
NME also this week announced its worldwide distribution deal with SFM Entertainment for the release of rare and classic film and TV titles never before seen in HD on NME's disc format. NME HD VMD players are also currently shipping to Australia and Europe.