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Region Two Playback Only
Blu-ray players and DVD players sold by Amazon.co.uk play UK (Region Two) Blu-ray discs and DVDs only. Discs from other regions will not play on these products.
High resolution is essential to ensure a detailed and accurate image on a large screen. HD DVD offers six times the resolution of standard DVD. In addition to standard DVD resolutions: 480i, 480p, 576i and 576p, The HD-E1 has the potential to produce 1080i and 720p lines of interlaced (i) or progressively scanned (p) information. Standard digital TV broadcasts offer 576 active lines of picture information, or around 589,000 pixels of data. An HD Ready TV is able to display 1280 x 720 lines, or around 920,000 pixels of data. The highest definition signal available today carries 1080 lines, with a possible 2 million individual pixels.Toshiba's 47 and 42WLT66 LCD TV models offer stunning high definition images thanks to 1080 HD resolution screens
How it Works.
The blue laser that reads from and writes to HD DVD has a shorter wavelength than DVDs 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).
High definition images offer a considerably richer colour palette with greater subtlety of colour transition and enhanced contrast. The result is greater precision, incredible detail and breathtaking realism.
Next Generation Sound.
HD DVD supports the next generation digital audio formats to bring you multi-dimensional sound to match the superior picture quality. Conventional DVD audio formats, including Dolby® Digital and DTS® are supported, as well as the newly developed Dolby® Digital Plus
For high-definition viewing, an HD DVD player must be connected to an HDTV using the latest advance in AV equipment connection, the High Definition Multimedia Interface, or HDMI. HDMI is the first industry-supported, all digital A/V connection for transmission of uncompressed video and multi-channel audio on a single cable.