According to this article by by DailyTech a new HD format for optical storage has been developed and are ready for launch on an unsuspecting public. This format – VMD – reads the data with a red laser through four layers, counting 5GB each total 20 GB total storage space. HD VMD can supports restrictions like region coding and AES encryption. They have bold claims: “The first products will be available in the world’s markets, including the U.S., very shortly,” added Jayanarayan. “With [our] HD media format quietly adopted by content providers and distributors in 12 regions of the world … HD VMD Media Format and products will become a universal media format and standard worldwide.” What is your take on this. Are you ready to set up your HTPC with three optical drives now in your rig?