Will HD VMD Give Blu-ray A Run For Its Money?

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Just as we all thought the format war was over, it appears that HD VMD may actually become a viable competitor of Blu-ray. Some insiders believe that HD VMD will be a viable and strong competitor, but I have my doubts. With the cheaper prices, I am sure HD VMD will be popular, but will probably never equal the sales of Blu-ray. At the same time, it’s not like Blu-ray is in every household at this time. I guess we’ll have to see what happens with HD VMD in the near future…

A new system that is incompatible with Blu-ray, called HD VMD, for versatile multilayer disc, is trying to find a niche. New Medium Enterprises, the London company behind HD VMD, says its system’s quality is equal to Blu-ray’s, but it costs less. By undercutting the competition in production, replication and hardware costs, it thinks it can find a market among consumers with less disposable income, particularly outside the United States.

Via Chicago Tribune

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7 Comments on Will HD VMD Give Blu-ray A Run For Its Money?

Frank

On March 9, 2008 at 8:21 pm

id have to agree with you on your doubts this is borderline retarded

used cisco

On March 9, 2008 at 11:09 pm

“it appears that HD VMD may actually become a viable competitor of Blu-ray”

It does? How so?

HQ

On March 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I wonder what Nintendo’s going to do this next generation to out do blue-ray? I hope they don’t keep going with last gen graphics. lol The Wii 2 will have PS3 graphics when the PS4 and Xbox 720 are out!! LOL $$$$but seriously they’re doing something right$$$$

William

On March 10, 2008 at 2:25 am

@HQ: At this point, I think it’s safe to say that Nintendo’s nex-gen console will probably be less powerful than what Sony or Microsoft release. Nintendo really has a completely different market when it comes to a majority of their consumers at this point.

I’ll be upfront… I’m not personally a fan of the Wii when comparing it to the 360 or PS3.. but I obviously realize it’s a viable option for many people.

For Nintendo to continue to succeed with their next console, they will obviously need something unique to offer people.. like what the Wii-mote did with this one.

William

On March 10, 2008 at 2:26 am

@used-c: it sure does look like a viable competitor. I certainly don’t think it will ever get close to Blu-ray, but it will still compete in niche markets.

HQ

On March 10, 2008 at 3:50 pm

This is off topic but maybe Nentendo’s going to re-introduce a VR console. Something like the Virtual Boy but with current technology were you just put glasses on. Call it Virtual Wii. Like you said William “For Nintendo to succed with their next console, they’ll obviously need something unique to offer people..” What could possibly have the same effect? I say some type of VR made easy to use or maybe a motion controller similar to the i toy or the now called PS eye. Now thats a possibility !!

used cisco

On March 12, 2008 at 8:15 pm

“@used-c: it sure does look like a viable competitor.”

Viable, maybe in the sense that it will “Survive” indefinitely, but by no means a competitor.
I would guess this format would achieve no more than 1 percent market share.