Digital Video Disc


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Digital Video Disc

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Sony and Philips demonstrated a digital video disc system during the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago earlier this month, and said they might have it on the market early next year (See story, page 66).
While the ThinDisc(c) has many applications, a primary and high-volume use is stored-value cards that combine magnetic stripe and bar code data with optical media, in either Compact Disc (CD) or Digital Video Disc (DVD) format.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment is very pleased to support the Blu-ray format, which will help set the stage for the next generation of digital video disc," said Robert Chapek, president of BVHE.
It's still early for the digital video disc, or DVD, but already the 5-inch sphere with a movie on it is displaying both versatility and a continuing power to start a ruckus.
He also said that foreign markets such as China, India and the republics of the former Soviet Union could prove attractive to Disney if it can solve the current problem of pirating of videos in those markets, possibly if digital video disc machines begin to catch on.
and Toshiba have launched a marketing push for digital video disc players and software, ignoring skepticism over whether the format will catch on among consumers.

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