DVD Forum to offer China-specific HD DVD-ROM format

The DVD Forum plans to draw up a blue-laser HD DVD-ROM format specifically for and only available in the China market in response to the request by two China-based organizations, the government-sponsored Optical Memory National Engineering Research Center (OMNERC) and the state-run China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), according to industry sources in Taiwan. The forum announced the plan at its latest conference in Japan on October 5, the sources noted.

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