Thursday, June 22, 2006

Universal and Toshiba Entertainment Announced New HD DVD Titles for Japanese market

Universal Studios (Japan) has announced Doom, Apollo 13, Jarhead, Van Helsing, Serenity, and Bourne Supremacy on HD DVD in Japan this Fall.

Toshiba Entertainment has announced 2 English titles and 1 Korean (Volcano High) title on HD DVD, September 22 in Japan. What is interesting is that these 3 titles are using MPEG-2 encoding with running times just shy of 120 minutes (2 hours) on a HD-30 disc. All will feature Dolby Digital-Plus 5.1 encoding for both the original language and the Japanese audio tracks. Wonder how will they look when compared to the reportedly more efficient VC-1?

Source: AV Watch (Japanese website)


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