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Stephen O'Riordan <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 7 May 1997 07:48:04 -0700
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It seems that the undercurrent is that DVD will be an added format & will
not replace vhs or laser disc in the near to middle future.  Not all the
studios are jumping into the digital world as yet.  I think, it will be
another choice in which price, picture quality, available titles will
determine the ongoing decisions we make.  I wouldn't through any thing out
yet.  In fact, I'm in need of a turntable!
At 09:42 AM 5/6/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Here's another question about projection (and even relating to plain old
>use of VHS and laserdisc):
>How will all of our current standard electronic image technologies be
>by the switch to digital?  I know that the emphasis on TV vs. computer
>digital tech. is still in the works but that the changeover has been
>Should we throw away all our old TV sets and video projectors?  (I have heard
>talk of "converters", but what will they do--or not--with the new
>I also know there will be a bunch of new stuff--hardware and DVDs, et al. to
>buy.  Will we still be able to use old tapes and discs?
>Will this be like having both a tape deck and a CD player--or will it be more
>like hanging on vainly to the old turntable and praying that it doesn't break
>Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
>Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
Stephen O'Riordan
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