Sure, this new VCDHD (Versatile Compact Disc High Density) from Ukraine and Russia might not be exactly a
contender in the Blu-ray VS. HD DVD battle, but at 4.7GB it does hope to give DVD a run for its money over there. The
new disc is compatible with current DVD players, but doesn't require the expensive DVD license to be produced. The
first title for the new format, "Prorwemos," is a Ukrainian action movie and goes for a mere $4.50. The discs
are also cheaper to manufacture than their DVD counterparts, and are half as thick. The next step is bringing blue laser
technology to the discs to enable 15GB capacities, which doesn't even bring it into striking range of China's EVD and VMD
hi-def formats, but at
least it's a start.