AOD gets the greenlight
Advanced Optical Disc the proposed high definition disc format created by Toshiba and NEC has been given the go ahead by the DVD Forum to be accepted as the new HD-DVD standard. This is not good news for the Blu-Ray and EVD standards, but brings household HD-DVD a big step closer to realization.
The success of DVD becoming the standard within only a few years is largely in part due to the efforts of the DVD Forum to present a unified front in 1997 to avoid consumer confusion. This step promises the same smooth transition to HD-DVD whenever that may occur.