D DVD VS. Blue Ray DVD: Arguement of why HD DVD is Better

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HD DVD vs. Blue-Ray
The DVD disc has been a revolutionary product for home entertainment and electronics. For almost a decade, it has gradually replaced VHS and VCDs as the standard storage media for movies. Its capacity allows film industries to carry higher quality video and sound to every household, and further realizes the dream of having a personal home-theater. However, DVD has become insufficient to meet the demand of future video. In fact, a format revolution is under way and the new High-Definition Video is ready to replace even the standard DVD. As a result, the new generation DVD has been developed to satisfy the demand. Currently, there are two different formats of new generation DVD, and both are competing to become the victor. On one side is the Blue-ray Disc technology, while the other side is HD DVD. These are two possible successors to the current disc format. While having different technical specifications, they both serve the purpose of meeting high definition requirements and are both prepared to make an impact on the entertainment world.
DVD, or the Digital Video Disc, is the current generation of optical disc format conventionally used for data and movie storage. DVDs share the same dimensions of a compact disc, but data is stored in a different format and at a much higher density. It had its peak usability back when the conventional movie storage media was VHS and Video CDs. With a higher capacity, DVDs are able to display higher quality video using a higher amount of data. Many retailers and movie rental stores today have stopped selling VHS in favor of DVDs. As technology continues to improve, DVD proves inadequate to meet the rising demand for high-definition video. High Density Digital Video Disc, or the HD DVD, and the Blue-ray Disc are developed to satisfy the need for storing high quality content.
The technology of HD DVD is primarily promoted by three of the top electronic and software manufacturers, Toshiba, NEC, and Sanyo, with Microsoft and Intel recently joined. In November 2003, HD DVD was approved by the DVD Forum, an organization that develops and defines DVD formats, to be the standard of the new generation optical disc format (HD DVD Promotion Group). The name HD DVD is described in the review article HD DVD vs. Blue-ray: Who Cares?by David Carnroy, an executive editor in CNet.com, as much more consumer-friendly. Consumers are more likely to refer to the name as the new generation DVD (Carnroy).
The HD DVD, introduced by the DVD Forum, is a format that shares the 12cm diameter and 1.2mm thickness of the current DVD discs, yet is able to deliver eight hours of High Definition video on a dual-layer, single-sided disc. HD DVDs improvement in capacity is made possible by the new blue-violet laser technology that provides a shorter light wavelength than the traditional red laser. The new blue laser can store data even more compactly than before, enabling six times more data to be packed on the same size disc (DVD Forum). Using the disc with the same dimension and structure as the current DVD, HD DVD is not only capable of playing the previous generation DVD videos, but also gives manufacturers an easy and cost-effective way to convert their DVD line to one for HD DVD. This advantage is further emphasized by Memory-Tech, a Japanese manufacturer of optical media, who stated it would cost only ten percent more to produce HD DVDs than the current format in the initial period (Competing for DVD Supremecy). Cost-effective conversion of the DVD line also implies the lower price of products, allowing HD DVD to take over the market and become popularized sooner than its competitor.
The cost-effective manufacture line conversion and its consumer friendly brand name seem to have given HD DVD an unbeatable chance of becoming the exclusive standard of the new generation optical format. Yet, its flaw on capacity has given the Blue-ray Disc a chance. According to the HD DVD Promotion Group, HD DVD holds a total capacity of 15GB as a single layer disc, while a double layer disc stores up to 30GB. Toshiba, the leading developing company of HD DVD technology, claimed that a triple layer disc with capacity of 45GB is undergoing development. Although HD DVD has made significant improvements in capacity, it is still considerably lower than that of its competitor. According to the Blue-ray Disc Association, the founders of Blue-ray Disc technology, The Blue-ray Disc format offers the highest capacity of any consumer media to date, also greatly surpassing the capacity of other format proposals.Blue-ray Disc uses the same blue-violet laser as the HD DVD. A single-layer Blue-ray disc is sized 25GB and 50GB for a double-layer disc. Its size allows users to store thirty percent more data than the HD DVD. With a larger capacity, Blue-ray has become a strong force in competing with the HD DVD.
Similar to the HD DVD, Blue-ray is also developed to satisfy the demand of storing High-Definition videos. In fact, Blue-ray contains a feature that is exclusively designed for recording. According to Carnroy, ”[Blue-ray Disc has the] ability to play back the content while recording to the disc at the same time.This feature makes Blue-ray Disc a product for home-theatre entertainment where consumers would find recording as convenient as they could imagine. Despite its great recording feature, Blue-ray was never sent to the DVD Forum for evaluation; however, the format has never lacked support from the industry. Manufacturers from the industry seem to have great confidence in this technology, and their confidence is shown through their support. The Blue-ray Disc is currently backed by a group of influential computer and media manufacturers. These companies include Dell and Hewlett-Packard, the top two computer manufacturers, as well as Sony, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, and ten other companies (Carnroy). Support from computer manufacturers give the Blue-ray Disc an advantage of being used in those supporters products, as well as a guarantee of a space on the market. The format is also propelled by electronics companies, such as Sony, because it is regularly placed in products ranging from portable DVD players to multimedia gaming machines, such as the Sony Playstation 3.
Despite Blue-ray s advantage in higher capacity, it can cost much more to manufacture, and consumers may pay a higher price as compared to HD DVD. The price of Blue-ray movies can run upwards of $35-40, as compared to HD DVDs primarily selling for $23-29. HD DVD is relatively more affordable and provides an equal level of high definition quality, although its overall capacity is lower than Blue-ray. Microsoft also supports HD DVD by offering an HD DVD drive with its X-Box 360 gaming system, giving consumers an alternative to the Sony Playstation 3 s high definition disc drive. Many computer manufacturers, such as Hewlett Packard, Dell, and Acer, also provide HD DVD drives at cheaper prices as alternatives to the Blue-ray drives they offer.
The new generation disc can make an impact on the entertainment world by bringing quality movies to every household. For years, consumers have been enjoying movies in the theater for its great sound quality and huge screen, and the television in the living room has only been an unequal alternative. However, the new generation disc is about to overthrow that situation. With the great features it carries, it can turn a living room into the place of greater entertainment. The large capacity of Blue-Ray, for example, allows the quality of a movie to possibly surpas