Asia Express - Consumer Electronics
DVD Forum to Devise China-specific HD DVD Disc Standard
October 13, 2006
As requested by the OMNERC (Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center) and the CETC (China Electronics Technology Group Corporation), Chinese DVD Forum has announced a plan to devise a China-specific HD DVD disc standard, which differs from the global one in its modulation codec. The China-specific version will employ FSM (Four-to-Six Modulation) instead of the global ETM (Eight-to-Twelve Modulation). This China-only HD DVD disc format is considered helpful in fighting piracy problems in China and is expected to be completed in December 2006.