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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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6mm-thick polycarbonate discs bonded back-to-back, makes it much easier for HD DVD to achieve backward compatibility with DVD.
In addition to being compatible with the widest range of CD/DVD burners DVD Copy 4 supports all latest recordable media formats including DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and the new DVD+/-R DL technology which allows consumers to record up to 4 hours of DVD-quality video or 16 hours of VHS-quality video on a single side of a DVD+/-R DL disc.
In a line-up of data and image storage media, MKM/Verbatim holds a strong market share in markets such as recordable and rewritable DVD discs, CD-R and CD-RW discs, 90mm and 130mm MO discs, 130mm WORM discs, as well as tape cartridges and floppy discs.
Next, the second layer is formed on first layer using a one-time polycarbonate stamper, the same process used for the DVD-18 disc, the double-sided DVD disc that has dual-layers on both sides.
Recordable DVD technology is a key data storage platform for a broad spectrum of business customers and applications including imaging, backup, archiving, data transfer and content distribution.
In addition, Thomson representatives joined the event to express the company's support for the HD DVD platform.
Using MPEG-2 video compression (the same system that is used for digital TV, satellite and cable transmissions), it is quite possible to fit a full-length movie onto one side of a DVD disc.
The new DVD-R and DVD-R/CD drives are priced much lower than the early DVD-R for Authoring drives, and with our new DVD-R for general use media, businesses and consumers finally have an affordable solution for recording DVDs that can be shared with the millions of users that already have DVD-ROM drives and DVD players," said Tim Clatterbuck, Verbatim Director of Optical Storage Marketing.
HD DVD Studios Project $600 Million in Revenue for 2007; Market to Grow 40 Times the Rate of 2006
DVD is one of the few technologies that has lived up to--and even surpassed-- the initial hype.