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DVD or Digital Versatile Disc.

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DVDs There are a lot of new media technologies around today and more are being invented each day. DVD is one of the most recent developments and is getting more and more popular each day. DVD stands for the term Digital Versatile Disc and is generally like a CD but can store a lot more data on it. Due to the size of DVDs they can store a whole film on one disc, the quality of these films is really good and the sound can be amazing. They can also store large amounts of extras like deleted scenes from the film, extended scenes and documentaries. DVDs are the replacements for both VHS and CD due to the fact that you can now buy music DVDs and the main use of DVD which is for the storage of films. You can now also buy recordable DVDs and DVD writers so you can now record things from the television and put it onto DVD. Due to these facts DVD has become the fastest growing consumer electronics technology of all time. ...read more.

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was tried but did not fulfil the requirements as the sound was not very good and the playing time was not very good either as some films were too long for the disc. Most DVD-Videos also include extras that cannot be included on a VHS, such as biographies, director's commentary, making of the movie etc. An increasing number include DVD-ROM content, which can range from links to relevant websites to a full game based on the movie. The use of websites can allow the disc to be used in different ways with updated text and graphics information on the website complementing the video on the disc. There is also a change in DVD types between countries. You get certain DVDs types in certain countries and they call these regions. You use region 2 in UK and region 1 in America, there are also other regions for other countries. Yet you can buy Multi-Region DVD players which can play all regions of DVD. DVD-ROM Drives are just a sort of DVD player that is attached to a PC like a CD-ROM Drive. ...read more.

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DVDs first started in 1996 where the first DVD-Video players were sold in Tokyo and DVD was released in the USA, 1998 was the full launch of DVD in Europe, In 1999 DVD-Audio players were first released in the USA. In the year 2000 DVD-audio and DVD-Audio players were released throughout Europe and then last year DVD-Video Recorders were released in Europe and everywhere else. DVDs are aimed at a massive range of people. Almost everyone owns some type of DVD hardware, almost every new PC comes with a DVD-ROM drive, so do games consoles and people are now no longer buying VCRs but their replacement DVD players. The prices of DVD players are not too bad but the price of DVDs is still quite high between �10 and �20 for a single DVD. There are all types of DVDs ranging from children's cartoons to aerobics. This shows that DVDs are aimed at everyone from kids to the elderly, the children can't exactly afford to buy a DVD or a player but most parents could afford them and DVDs make quite good gifts. ?? ?? ?? ?? Dan McCabe 13AEC ...read more.

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