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Digital Video Disc

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Early this year, there were two camps comprising the biggest names in consumer electronics and entertainment, each backing its favorite approach to digital video discs. The two systems were incompatible.
NEW YORK--A group led by Toshiba and Sony last week agreed on common technical specifications for a unified digital video disc standard.
Digital video disc technology, currently being developed by a consortium of manufacturers including Toshiba, Thomson, Sony, Philips and Matshuswta, will take the form of 5-inch compact discs that can play feature-length movies in digital picture and sound.
Initially, DVD stood for Digital Video Disc, but some companies were against having the word video in the name fearing it would not properly convey the versatility of the new format.
A NATIONAL Association of Independent Travel Agencies in the Philippines (Naitas) official has presented to the Department of Tourism the first copy of tour guides' digital video disc (DVD) of Cebu.
DVD, formerly known as digital video disc, will deliver digital audio and video movies on a compact disc.
Cassettes are still the predominant means of recording video, but that may change this fall with the release of Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Digital Video Disc players, according to media storage vendors.
NEW YORK--Sixty-three percent of people surveyed by Thomson Consumer Electronics said they would definitely or probably buy a DVD (formerly known as digital video disc) player.
LAS VEGAS -- The latest word from Toshiba is that it will send Digital Video Disc players to market sometime during the first quarter of 1997.
The most basic version would be a single-sided SD digital video disc (DVD) with 5 GB capacity - 7.5 times as much as conventional CDs.
The Toshiba group of seven electronics manufacturers favored DVD (the Digital Video Disc), a physical format that bonded together two .6-millimeter layers into a 1.2-millimeter disc that could store a staggering 10 GB (if both sides were used), and about 15 times the capacity of current CD formats.
Nakamura was optimistic about sales next year and said he was looking to the launch of Digital Video Disc products to enhance its sales prospects in 1997.

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