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Old 12-19-2008   #1
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Default "Code Blue" scheduled as first true "hybrid" disc release

This new "hybrid" disc combines two blu layers with one red layer on the same side, so the movie can be watched in both BD players and conventional DVD players. I think this is a great development because it makes Blu-ray movies backwards compatible with legacy DVD players, on the same side of the same disc.

http://www.electronista.com/articles...vd.combo.disc/
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Default Re: "Code Blue" scheduled as first true "hybrid" disc release

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This new "hybrid" disc combines two blu layers with one red layer on the same side, so the movie can be watched in both BD players and conventional DVD players. I think this is a great development because it makes Blu-ray movies backwards compatible with legacy DVD players, on the same side of the same disc.

http://www.electronista.com/articles...vd.combo.disc/

IMHO that defeats the purpose of Blu ray? Why downrez a 1080P disc to 480P? You might as well just watch a standard DVD. It doesn't make since because we know that these discs will cost more than a standard DVD. Throwing away money.
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I don't know how much more expensive these would be to manufacture, if done on a large scale, presumably less than a dual-sided disc, otherwise what purpose would it have? It remains to be seen if this hybrid format will ever catch on; but it clearly has many theoretical advantages. Backward compatibility with existing DVD players means that:
1. Consumers who don't already have a BD player would have a greater incentive to get one, since their movies would play on it without the need to replace them with BD versions.
2. Even consumers who may already have a BD player in their home, may have DVD players in other rooms, computers, the car, etc. This would obviate the need to buy two copies of a movie to play on those players as well. These discs would definitely be more valuable since they would offer greater play-back versatility. Remember there are far more DVD players in use than BD players.
3. They would also reduce costs by eliminating the need for the production, distribution, and inventory of two different formats in stores and rental locations.
4. The biggest advantage, and most compelling reason for this type of hybrid format is that it would greatly promote the adoption of Blu-ray, the continued viability of which still remains in question, not only due to competition from DVDs, but also from streaming downloads, etc.

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Default Re: "Code Blue" scheduled as first true "hybrid" disc release

Hate any kind of Dualdisc.
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Default Re: "Code Blue" scheduled as first true "hybrid" disc release

Gee this reminds me of HD DVD dual format disc.
WarnerBros said that their support of blu came to a head when they were required to create these types of discs for HD DVD.
Could this be the demise of the format, Admitting the need to still support DVD to sell movies??

With cheap up-converters on dvd players and USB3 coming discs may be passť very soon.
Toshiba has already backed sandisk on the passthrough tech for sd drives full hd content.
I cant see families spending $300 per tv to watch blu-ray content.
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