Daewoo demos 'Blu-ray Disc 2.0' player
Online and interactive
IFA 07 Daewoo has given the Blu-ray Disc next-gen optical disc format the thumbs up by showing off its first BD player, the slim, blue-hued DBP-1000.
Daewoo's DBP-1000: blue hue
The player supports the full BD specification, including the ability to access BD Live online content, to present picture-in-picture material and deliver BD's interactivity features - missing on many early BD players because the specification had yet to be completed.
Daewoo said its player can pump out pictures at up to 1080p via its HDMI port. It will upscale DVD and JPEG photos to full HD resolution, and supports DivX content too. The DBP-1000 can handle all the major recordable and rewriteable DVD and CD formats, along with BD-R and BD-RE discs.
Daewoo's DBP-1000: BD Live, PiP enabled
In addition to HDMI, the DBP-1000 has a full array of s-, composite- and component-video, and digital and analogue sound outputs. There's even a USB port on the front for feeding the player with downloaded video content off Flash drives.
Daewoo didn't say when the DBP-1000 will go on sale, or what it's likely to cost.
AdobeMedia Save Us!
Adobe/MacroMedia should release their own format using high compression codecs, but on exsiting single-layer red-lazor DVDs, with flash support for interactivity.
So Standard 1.1 isn't even out and confirmed yet and already this apparantly confirms to v2.0... that's impressive.
As for larger discs, more sold.... 10:1 players sold (as Sony count every single worldwide PS3 player as a BR player sold despite in a survey over 40% not knowing it can play DVDs!) yet only 2:1 discs.... check Amazon at the moment for the top selling units.
As for better interactive and more features/content... some of the reasons cited by Paramount/Dreamworks for the recent HD DVD exclusivity was the fact that additional content is a nightmare to write for BR and far more resource and capacity hungry (check the 300 disc for example... where are the features on the menu etc that make it a better use of the extra 15Gb of capacity - there aren't any, the HD disc is a better copy, the extras are better, it actually has online content.. need i go on?)
Go back and look at early quality BR discs, i've seen better from SD, and that's before upscaling....
I think as with most things Sony, BR will die the quiet death, especially as they've now stopped subsidising the pressing, which rumour has it costs more than twice that of HD as Sony own the rights to materials required.
The basic failing for Sony was a lack of standardisation from the outset, HD DVD had this from launch, so all players/discs conform and with firmware upgrades will be able to play any HD disc made from now on.... when 1.1 (god knows with 2.0) of BR comes out, all current players will be unable to utilise the advanced features - such as online content and thus will technically be rendered obsolete - genius! Where do i buy into this sound investment?
HD-DVD is teh suck. All your base are belong to BD! Take that Fanbois! Woot! 4Real <\shizzaaaam>
(I'm posting anonymously so you can't see my anonymous alias; nyah!)
RE: Teh Suck
...and don't even bother guessing...
BD is better than HD-DVD but they both suck
I want 1920x1080p at 120 frames per second with lossless compression. When can I have that?