Can HD DVD work in a normal DVD player?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No - technology is rarely 'forward' compatible - sometimes it isn't backwards compatible either.

    CD player will only play CD's

    DVD play will (generally) play CD's and DVD's

    You will need a HD DVD player to read your disk (don't get HD and Blu Ray confused either because that will cause you more grief).

    Personally i would wait a while to see which format is likely to dominate the market before spending too much money on either.

    If we are lucky Sony & Friends and Toshiba & Friends will stop fighting and agree on a common format or make both format compatible.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since HD DVDs and DVDs have dual layers, you might be able to find some HD DVDs that have regual DVD content on one of the layers, but generally, HD DVDs won't work in a regular DVD player. A full length HD movie will consume most or all of both layers of an HD DVD, so they generally won't contain any regular DVD content.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No. An HD-DVD holds more info than a normal DVD player can process.

    Source(s): I am an assistant manager at an electronics store
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  • actually yes. they have two sides one is a regualr dvd one is an hddvd. but you will not get hd quality out of your regular dvd player. for that you need an hdddvd player.

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