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'Waist Deep' coming out as a HD DVD combo disc

Matt Burns

Add another title up to the latest trend in HD DVD discs. Universal Studios is going to release the Tyress Gibsons gangster flick, Waist Deep, as a combo disc, meaning it has the ability to play in normal DVD players up to 480p and then also in your HD DVD player at the full resolution. The jury is still out on whether the purpose is to allow people to "buy now, use later" or buy now and use in their HD DVD player but also with any other DVD player said person owns. Whatever it may be, this disc is going to be encoded at 1080p on the HD DVD side and then 480p on the flip. Just like most of the other combo discs though, this one is going to retail for $39.99 when it hits shelves come October 10.

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