HD DVD offers a maximum data transfer rate of 36.55Mbps, thatís more than three times the rate of standard DVD (11.08Mbps), and significantly more than the maximum for HDTV of 24Mbps. The higher bit rate of HD DVD means more bits can be allocated to video quality and a greater quantity of information transfers faster, resulting in a sharper, more detailed image.
The blue laser that reads from and writes to HD DVD has a shorter wavelength than DVDís red laser. This means that HD DVD discs offer significantly higher capacity than conventional DVDs, so providing the opportunity for far greater levels of image detail, multi-channel audio and functionality
HD DVD disc capacity
Single sided single layer 15GB HD resolution 4hrs
Single sided dual layer 30GB HD resolution 8hrs
Single sided triple layer 45GB HD resolution 12hrs (under development)
Double sided single layer 30GB HD resolution 8hrs
Double sided dual layer 60GB HD resolution 16hrs
Double sided triple layer 90GB HD resolution 24hrs (under development)
The HD DVD format's potential
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