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A disk format similar to a compact disk (see CD-ROM) but containing much more data. It was introduced in 1996. DVD disks are the same 120 mm diameter as CDs with potential capacities of up ...

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A Dictionary of Physics (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
234 words

...DVDs as opposed to 780 nm in the infrared for CDs). Moreover, a DVD can have two layers on the same side of the disk. The top layer is translucent and the bottom layer opaque. Data can be read from either layer by refocusing the laser. In addition DVDs may be double-sided. DVD formats also have a more efficient error-correction system. The potential capacity of a double-sided double-layer DVD is up to 17 gigabytes. DVDs have been increasingly used in computing as a higher-capacity version of compact disks. As with compact disks, there are various types. DVD...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
16 words

... ( digital video disc, digital versatile disc ) An optical disc storage medium mainly used for films....

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...memory) is similar to CD-ROM . DVD-R (DVD-recordable) is similar to CD-R. There are also different rewritable formats: DVD-RAM , DVD+RW , and DVD-RW . Unfortunately there are several mutually incompatible standards, each with its own claimed advantages. Potential problems are mitigated in practice by multiformat DVD drives that can read two or more of these formats. See also Blu-ray , HD DVD . http://www.dvdforum.org/forum.shtml The DVD Forum home...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
68 words

... ( Digital Video Disk ) A digital storage format for reading information from a laser disk using a DVD, a DVD player, and a personal computer. For a decade the DVD has been the dominant format for movie and other multimedia content; however, its position is now being replaced by direct multimedia downloading over the Web direct to personal multimedia devices such as smartphones and tablets from content-sharing...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
316 words

...on the other hand, still clings to the original name as well as its contorted offspring—e.g.: • “Using DVDs for personal use is tricky because the powers-that-be are battling to make their versions of the digital versatile disc the universal standard.” Chris Seper , “Picking the Best: DVD Format,” Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 9 Dec. 2002 , at E2. • “Agents on Monday seized 35,000 compact discs, 10,000 digital video discs (DVDs) and 156 CD burners with the capacity to copy compact discs 40 times faster than the standard CD burners available on personal...

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A Dictionary of Film Studies

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
769 words

...studios were releasing VHS and DVD titles simultaneously, and by 2002 DVD was outselling VHS. DVD also quickly became the standard for the storage of computer data and for computer games (the X-Box and PlayStation 2 gaming platforms were both launched with integrated DVD drives). The DVD release of Spiderman ( Sam Raimi , US, 2002 ) earned net receipts of $200m for Sony on the weekend of its DVD release alone. By the late 2000s, Hollywood was making over 50 per cent of its profit from video retail and rental, with DVD accounting for 94 per cent of...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

...DVD An optical disk format. Developed by the DVD forum with especial backing from Toshiba and Microsoft, HD DVDs are intended to supersede the DVD both for the distribution of video and for data storage—an HD DVD can hold up to 15 Gb on each of up to three layers. Like its rival Blu-ray format, it achieves this greater capacity by using a ‘blue’ (actually, a violet) laser rather than the red laser used for DVDs; the shorter wavelength allows the beam to be focused more precisely and so more data to be packed into a given space. HD DVD was launched in ...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... detailed velocity...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... digital versatile...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... digital video...

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