The industry expects to sell 1 million DVD players
worldwide this year - half in the United States - growing rapidly to 10 million worldwide by the year 2000.
Toshiba will also support its newest line of HD DVD players
with a King Kong promotional campaign.
Consumer electronics giants Toshiba and RCA; technology innovators Broadcom, Sigma Designs, Horizon Semiconductors and NVIDIA; and software leaders Microsoft and Sonic Solutions are set to deploy Film Grain Technology, with two Toshiba HD DVD players
, an RCA HD DVD player
and a Broadcom IC decoder now entering the marketplace.
The single-sided, dual-layer TWIN disc was adopted as part of the HD DVD specifications, and has found wide application since HD DVD players
and PC drives were launched in the Japanese and North American markets in March this year.
Old CDs for music and software will still work in DVD players
Denon's DVD-2930CI is the first DVD player
to feature the new Silicon Optix Reon-VX HQV processing.
Although they are priced relatively higher than standard DVD players
, they cost significantly less than Samsung's Blu-ray version, which may be a factor in attracting early adopters.
Portable DVD players
have become commoditized because the majority of the components can be imported very inexpensively, Wargo said.
Since many homes have more than one player, the actual number of set-top DVD players
, portable DVD players
, DVD recorders and DVD/VCR combination players has surpassed 135 million and the DEG estimates that 80 percent of households in the U.
By utilizing DVD+R/+RW drives, we provide consumers a platform that has high compatibility with DVD players
and DVD-ROMs to create an awesome multimedia experience.
From a practical view, the two media formats are identical and once the discs are written, they should be highly compatible with most DVD players
or DVD-ROM drives.
You might visit several electronics stores to view firsthand the available models of DVD players
, hoping that you will recognize a quality product when you see it.