DVD Forum Releases Statement on HD Format Consideration
Posted Dec 3, 2002

The DVD Forum has reported the status of its consideration of optical disc formats utilizing blue laser diodes and released the following statement: In June 2002, the Steering Committee of the DVD Forum formed two Subgroups of the Forum's standing Working Group 11 "to study and promote the best technical approach based on" 0.6mm and 0.1mm technologies respectively for blue laser optical disc applications. At the same time, the Steering Committee also formed a Subcommittee to work with the Blu-ray Disc Founders toward reaching an agreement to work together on a common format. The first of the two Subgroups was formed in June, and is now studying 0.6mm technology. To date, no 0.1mm technology has been proposed to the DVD Forum. The DVD Forum has so far made no decision to adopt or reject any proposed format (either 0.1mm or 0.6mm) for blue laser optical disc appli cations.

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