We suppose being the most-populated nation on the planet, home to many CE manufacturers
-- and having a huge black market -- can afford one such "privileges". As such, the DVD Forum recently defined the Chinese version of HD DVD
they've been working on since early this year and expect to complete by the end of the year. Physically, it's the same as the HD DVDs used elsewhere, but uses a different modulation codec (the pattern used to record the pits and lands) that makes it incompatible. Exactly how "HD DVD-ROM part1 Ver 10.0 for China only" will be implemented is apparently just the thing under discussion between China and the DVD Forum.