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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.

DVD,

n the acronym for digital versatile disk or digital video disk. A high-density compact disk for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-video material.
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Once the disc is "closed," it reads in most DVD-ROM drives but the user can't expect to use that disc again to edit and add data since all of the data on it must be erased before written to again.
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Sony Electronics displayed a prototype of a PC with an internal DVD-ROM drive at the show.
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DVS' team of employees work with and manage the additional contract workers, allowing for seamless operations, from molding of DVD-ROM drive housings to metal parts and DVD trays.
DVD-ROM drives are backward compatible with CD-ROMs
Once you experience the DVD-ROM version, it's hard to go back to switching through six CD-ROMs.
This feature is identical to the DVD-ROM specification.
Toshiba announces two new HD DVD discs: a triple-layer HD DVD-ROM (read-only) disc with a data capacity of 45 gigabytes; and a double-sided, dual-layer hybrid ROM disc with a dual-layer HD DVD-ROM side and dual-layer DVD-ROM side that can store 30GB of high-definition content on the HD DVD-ROM side and 8.
Multi-functionality, convenience, and price make the [new product] attractive to home computer users and businesses that require DVD-ROM capability," according to Takayuki Kuroshima, marketing/business development manager at Ricoh Corporation's DMS-C.
Memory-Tech Corporation, Japan's largest independent disc replicator, confirmed manufacturability of HD DVD-ROM discs with its HD DVD/DVD compatible lines.