3X DVD introduced: HD DVD, now in lower resolution!

Just when the battle between high def DVDs was taking off, Ross Perot…errr…..we've got a new contender. I don't think much of this, considering we're talking about 720p DVDs, but it's worth a read. And nevermind the features, what genius thought of that name. "3X, yeah!!! We'll get all the pr0n boys to support us for sure!"

In order
to burn HD content to a 3X DVD-ROM disc, manufacturers will have to encode
using VC-1 or AVC and lower their HD resolution from 1080p to 720p—something
that may rub videophiles the wrong way.

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