En intressant forum disskussion om Toshiba SD-L902A prestanda
Toshiba HD DVD Burners fail to meet their own specs...
As the title says, Toshiba's own HD DVD-R drives are failing to meet the specs laid out by Toshiba and the DVD-Forum for the format. Actually, the results are quite horrible.
Here's a scan produced by C't, a highly regarded German tech magazine. As you can see, the error rate greatly exceeds the thick red line (which shows the maximum error rate allowed by the specs). Things get even worse when you attempt to burn HD DVD-RDL media. Just think about how much worse it will be when Toshiba manages to produce 2x burners...
By the way, the quality index score they gave of '--' is the lowest possible score they can give. I guess we know why the drives haven't hit the mass market eh?"
First of all, they are not a Forum. Forum implies some kind of two-way communication in which one side says something, and the other actually listens before creating a response. Toshiba is incapable of listening, even to the people who more or less pay their bills. The original name DVD Consortium is far more apt.
Second, this is hardly surprising for what amounts to a prototypical product. CD-R and DVD-R were also plagued by reliability problems when they were taking their first awkward steps to the mass market. It's really just a phase.
The latest issue of c't (No. 20/2007, available now in Europe) has a look at the first HD-DVD burner available: the Toshiba SD-L902A.
This drive is atypical, in that it's a slim line (notebook) drive and only available in some top of the line Toshiba notebooks- you'd be hard pressed to get one without that "packaging". Furthermore, it's a 1x burner and takes over 56 min for a SL disc (15 GiB) and more than 114 min. for a DL disc (28 GiB).
Frankly, this drive is less than impressive- slow, expensive, poor quality burns and hard to get. And this more than a year after BluRay burners became readily available!
Unless something drastic happens, HD-DVD burners are dead. Maybe that's another reason some studios are plugging this format exclusively?
Maybe that's another reason some studios are plugging this format exclusively?
Who in the almighty frig wrote that???
Five of the eight major studios are Blu-Ray exclusive. I think this author is out of his mind.
Interesting point about the scarcity of burners and their reliability, however. But it is hardly a unique situation. CD-R and DVD±R drives were not exactly easy to come by when they were first released to market, either.
The HD camera I bought is bundled with software that is pretty much geared to Blu-Ray, so once a BD-R drive becomes available, this will all be academic.
Det här inlägget har ändrats av dealerovski 02 oktober 2007 - 14:07