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Will HD DVD be resurrected in China?

With the world's largest population backing, the defunct Toshiba-led format will undoubtedly have high hopes for a comeback.

Just when you thought there was finally a closure to the video format war, we've heard more news on the Chinese HD DVD specifications from TG Daily. With the world's largest population backing, the defunct Toshiba-led format will undoubtedly have high hopes for a comeback. CH-DVD uses a combination of HD DVD as well as Chinese proprietary video encoding, copy protection, and technologies.

On a separate note, Toshiba is betting its chips on a new DVD Download/DL standard that promises better picture quality and possible access to Web content. The former is widely believed to be based on the Japanese company's SpursEngine 1000 processor, capable of delivering an enhanced video-upscaling performance than existing DVD players. The download element, meanwhile, will bridge Blu-ray's value-added interactivity features with its supposed live Internet connectivity.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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