Thursday, January 04, 2007

Forget LG's Dual Format Player - Warners Have Dual Format Discs

The Associated press have the skinny on Warners' potentially peacemaking new invention - video discs that will play on both HD-DVD and Blu-ray players. Apparently, they could also put a standard DVD version of the film on there too, if they wanted to.

Too good to be true? Well, let's see how the discs shape up before final judgment - but this does sound quite incredible. And if it does work, here's hoping that Warners license the format to other studios too.

[EDIT: I very accomplished storyboard artist (who I believe wishes to be anonymous...?) wanted to let me know that, in fact, the standard-def DVD format could not be included on the discs. Well, I understand that he probably has a good source for this info, but Warners themselves tell a different story, as does the spec on their patent application. Maybe it's simply a question of the discs that will actually see the light of day not including the tri-formatting, and simply being HD-DVD and Blu-ray compatible]

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