Posted on March 9, 2008, William Will HD VMD Give Blu-ray A Run For Its Money?
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