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HD DVD
Media type:
high density optical disc
Capacity:
15GB or 30GB
Usage:
Data storage, including HD video
Optical disc authoring
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Optical disc
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Optical disc image
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Recorder hardware
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Authoring software
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Recording technologies
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Recording modes
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Packet writing
Optical media types
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Laserdisc
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Compact Disc/CD-ROM: CD-R, CD-RW
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DVD: DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,
DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-RAM
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Blu-ray Disc: BD-R, BD-RE
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HD DVD: HD DVD-R
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UDO
Standards
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Rainbow Books
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File systems
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ISO 9660
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Joliet
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Rock Ridge
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Amiga extensions to Rock Ridge
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El Torito
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Apple ISO9660 Extensions
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Universal Disk Format
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Mount Rainier
HD DVD, High Density DVD, or High-Definition DVD is a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data andhigh-
definition video.

The HD DVD disc is designed to be the successor to theDV D format and can store roughly 3-4 times the amount of data as its
predecessor. Although it uses the same blue-violet 405 nm laser as Blu-ray Disc uses, technical differences make the two formats
incompatible. The additional capacity of HD DVD means the discs are more suited to high-definition video than are standard DVDs. In
comparison to its main competitor, Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD has less information capacity per layer (15gi gab ytes instead of Blu-ray Disc's
25). HD DVD shares the same basic disc structure as a standard DVD: back-to-back bonding of two 0.6 mm thick, 120 mm diameter
substrates.

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1 History
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2 Technical Specifications
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2.1 Hardware
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2.2 File Systems
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2.3 Audio
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2.4 Video
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3 Digital Rights Management
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3.1 Muslix64's exploit
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4 Interactive content
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5 Hardware
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5.1 Compatibility
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5.2 HD DVD players
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5.3 Computer Drives
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5.4 Xbox 360 Accessory
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6 Released titles
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7 Marketing
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8 Industry support
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9 See also
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9.1 Alternative disc technologies
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10 References
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11 External links
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11.1 News
[edit] History

The HD DVD standard was jointly developed by a group of consumer electronics and PC companies, spearheaded byTo s hi b a. It is
currently engaged in a format war with the Blu-ray disc format for wide adoption as the preferred next-generation optical disc standard,
much asVHS andBetamax competed for the videotape market.

On November 19,2003, the DVD Forum decided that they would back the HD DVD to be theHD TV successor of the DVD. At this
meeting they renamed it to HD DVD, while it had been previously called the "Advanced Optical Disc" (AOD).

AtCES 2006, Microsoft announced that there would be an external add-on HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 game console; this was
released in November 2006. Also at CES 2006, "companies backing HD DVD said that nearly 200 titles would be available for the format
by the end of the year."[ 1]

On March 31,2006, Toshiba released their first HD DVD player in Japan at \u00a5110,000 ($934).[2] HD DVD was released in United States
on April 18
,2006[3 ] , with players priced at $499 and $799.

The current specification version for HD DVD-ROM and HD DVD-Rewritable is version 1.0. The specification for HD DVD-R is
currently at 0.9. The first HD DVD-ROM drives were expected to be unveiled by Q42006, with mass production to start in Q12007. The
actual product launch of both CE and PC units occurred in late 2006.

[edit] Technical Specifications
[edit] Hardware

HD DVD has a single-layer capacity of 15GB and a dual-layer capacity of 30 GB. There is also a double-sided hybrid format which
contains standard DVD-Video format video on one side, playable in regular DVD players, and HD DVD video on the other side for
playback in high definition on HD DVD players. JVC has developed a similar hybrid disc for the Blu-ray format. These hybrid discs
make retail marketing and shelf space management easier. This also removes some confusion from DVD buyers since they can now buy a
disc compatible with any DVD/HD DVD player in their house. The HD DVD format also can be applied to current red laser DVDs in 5,
9, 15 and 18 GB capacities which offers a lower-cost option for distributors.

Physical size
Single layer capacity Dual layer capacity
12 cm, single sided 15 GB
30 GB
12 cm, double sided 30 GB
60 GB
8 cm, single sided 4.7 GB
9.4 GB
8 cm, double sided 9.4 GB
18.8 GB

Like the original DVD format, the data layer of an HD DVD disc is 0.6 mm below the surface. The numerical aperture of the optical pick- up head is 0.65, compared with 0.6 for DVD and 0.85 for Blu-ray aperture. Both of the new formats are backward compatible with DVDs and both employ the same video compression techniques:MP E G-2

, Video Codec 1 (VC-1) and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.
[edit] File Systems
Like previous optical disc formats, HD DVD supports several file systems
, like ISO 9660 and Universal Disk Format (UDF). Currently,
all HD DVD titles use UDF version 2.5 as the file system, the same one used forBlu-ra y releases.

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