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November 1996, Week 3


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Bert Deivert <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 08:49:30 +0100
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Don Larsson asked about DVD...
>I have been hearing off and on for some time that a new digital video system
>is in the works.  It supposedly will be the size of a standard CD and
>still contain the material that now takes several laserdisks to include
>(even non-CAV format).
Thought industry press has said that several Japanese companies have DVD
players (first called Digital Video Disk, and now Digital Versatile Disk)
from what I have read recently it is on temporary hold.
The people I talked to said that some players would be equipped to play old
style laserdisks as well as the new fromat which should look something like
CD ROMs. I know of no software available but have seen prototype pictures
of players.
MacUser this month has an article about it at
There it gives the details about storage size and so forth.
One wonders what the future holds here. There are about 9,000 titles on
Laserdisk so I don't think it can comptete immediately but the future looks
bright since you could have very high quality and several films on one
BERT DEIVERT   Film Studies / Media Studies
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