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HD DVD
What is HD DVD ?
"HD DVD" is a generic term to specify new generation DVD formats developed by the DVD Forum.
"HD DVD" technology provides:
"High Density" DVD discs using blue-laser technology and having the recording layer around 0.6 mm from the read surface, such as:
HD DVD-ROM, HD DVD-R, HD DVD-R for DL, HD DVD-RW, HD DVD-RW for DL
"High Definition" DVD applications using state-of-the-art coding technologies and interactive features, such as:
HD DVD-Video, HD DVD-VR
For more details on the HD DVD technology, please see DVD Forum website.
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HD DVD Format & Logo
The following HD DVD Formats have been developed by the DVD Forum and published by DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
DVD FLLC is the owner of the HD DVD Logos.

As of February 2008

HD DVD Format Application Logo for disc
HD DVD-ROM
DVD Specifications for High Density Read-Only Disc
Function : Read only (pre-recorded)
Capacity : 15 Gbytes / side (Single Layer)
30 Gbytes / side (Dual Layer)
HD DVD ROM Logo
HD DVD-R
DVD Specifications for High Density Recordable Disc
Function : Write once
Capacity : 15 Gbytes / side (Single Layer)

HD DVD R Logo

HD DVD-R for DL
DVD Specifications for High Density Recordable Disc for Dual Layer
Function : Write once
Capacity : 30 Gbytes / side (Dual Layer)
HD DVD R for DL Logo
HD DVD-RW
DVD Specifications for High Density Re-recordable Disc
Function : Re-recordable
Capacity : 15 Gbytes / side (Single Layer)
HD DVD R for DL Logo
HD DVD-RW for DL
DVD Specifications for High Density Re-recordable Disc for Dual Layer
Function : Re-recordable
Capacity : 30 Gbytes / side (Dual Layer)
HD DVD R for DL Logo
HD DVD-RAM (HD DVD-Rewritable)
DVD Specifications for High Density Rewritable Disc
Function : Rewritable
Capacity : 20 Gbytes / side (Single Layer)
HD DVD RAM Logo
   
HD DVD-Video
DVD Specifications for High Definition VIDEO
Function : To define HD Video/Audio content
Video Codecs
: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1
Audio Codecs : Dolby Digital Plus*1, DTS-HD*2
MLP*3, MPEG audio, LPCM, etc.
Applicable discs : HD DVD-ROM, 3x-speed DVD-ROM
HD DVD-R/RW/RAM, DVD-R*4
(as of February 2008)
HD DVD General Logo



(This Logo is only for pre-recorded ROM discs.)
HD DVD-VR
DVD Specifications for High Definition VIDEO RECORDING
Function : To record Video/Audio contents via self-encoding or via stream-recording
Video Codecs
: MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 AVC, VC-1
Audio Codecs : Dolby Digital*1, MPEG audio, LPCM, etc.
Applicable discs : HD DVD-R/RW/RAM, DVD-R/RW/RAM*4
(as of February 2008)
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<Notes>
*1 Trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
*2 Trademarks of DTS, Inc.
*3 Trademarks of Meridian Audio Limited
*4 Recording function of HD DVD-Video or HD DVD-VR contents on DVD-R/RW/RAM discs is called "HD Rec".

Note that DVD Specifications for China High Density Read-Only Disc (C-HD DVD-ROM) is also available.

For details on the HD DVD Format Books, refer to DVD Book Construction.
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How to subscribe to HD DVD Format Books
The HD DVD Format Books can be purchased as ones of the DVD Format Books in the usual manner:
If your company has not subscribed to any DVD Format Books, see For Non-Book subscribers.
If your company is a Book subscriber, see For Book subscribers.
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How to obtain DVD Format/Logo License for HD DVD
If you wish to manufacture HD DVD Products using the Format Books and HD DVD Logo(s), DVD Format/Logo License is essential.
If you apply for DVD Format/Logo License for the first time, please see How to obtain DVD Format/Logo License (2010-2014).
If you are our Licensee and wish to obtain additional license(s) for HD DVD, please see For Licensees.
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