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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
http://www.zdnet.com/macuser/onlinecol/gorey21.html
 
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
disk.
 
Cheers,
Bert
 
 
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BERT DEIVERT   Film Studies / Media Studies
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