High Definition DVD
Definition of High Definition DVD
High definition DVD is like an evolution in DVD format rather then
just an outright revolution. If we compare the audio and video quality
the difference just like what was in DVD and VHS Tapes. Now day
s television sets are compatible to display high definition pictures
quality. If talk more precisely high definition DVD offers about
1080 lines of video resolution then compare to 576 or 480 lines
offered by other DVD.
Need of High Definition DVD
The answer is very similar to the reason for choosing DVD rather
then VHS Tapes. Not only high quality audio and video, the increased
capacity of High definition DVD is the major advantage over DVD.
You can store one full movie in one single disc rather than using
multiple disks as earlier.
However using High definition DVD no where means that your existing
DVD media gone obsolete. Almost all the latest high definition DVD
is fully compatible to the older DVD media. In fact most of latest
High Definition DVD formats also capable of increasing the resolution
of old DVD to upwards which means you can still enjoys your old
collection in latest High definition DVD format. This feature will
sooner or later be found in almost all-High definition DVD players.
This up scaling not equals to real high definition movies but this
can provide you high resolution without loss of quality.
Various Format of High Definition DVD
Two major competing formats are HD DVD and other is Blu ray disk
or simply BD. Other formats are also there but all these are based
in Asia these includes EVD, FVD etc.
Playing High Definition DVD on Computer
As of now there is no fully compatible system is available to
play real high definition DVD. To display highest audio/video resolutions
there is requirement of high-speed processor and dedicated audio
decoding hardware. Cyberlink the maker of PowerDVD has taken some
initiatives by demonstrating playing some HD DVD with PowerDVD on
Intel Pentium D processor in September 2005.
Cyberlink is also demonstrated paying of Blu Ray disks with PowerDVD.
The latest versions of PowerDVD deluxe support various High definition
DVD formats including H264 etc. Other players in market are makers
of winDVD, another High definition DVD player software.
Blu-Ray Vs HD DVD format of High Definition DVD
Blu ray is one of two most popular high definition DVD format.
It uses blue-violet laser for reading and writing data that is why
is called Blu ray or BD. On the other hand HD DVD is another most
popular High definition DVD format. HD DVD is not synonymous to
High Definition DVD but it s just a format of High definition DVD.
HD DVD and Blu Ray both comes in three different formats one is
readable only called ROM second is Writable and third is Rewritable.
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