First players based on Taiwan’s FVD HD disc to ship next month

Taiwan’s answer to HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc was formally launched yesterday. The format’s backers claim it offers comparable video quality to blue-laser media but at a fraction of the price.

Why do companies/countries insist on doing this kind of thing? Maybe they’ll get some backing from local content providers, and it sounds like these systems may play the WMV-HD DVD-ROMs that have been released that are currently only viewable on Windows PCs.

But packing a 1080i movie into 11GB max using WMV9? That’s got to be compressed to hell and back.

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