On the other hand, Pioneer, Toshiba and Matsushita/Panasonic (two of the three don't play well together) had to hammer out their differences, go through a series of different working group studies, and get the 200+ members of the DVD Forum
Source: The DVD Forum
, Tokyo, 011-81-3-5444-9580; http://www.dvdforum.org.
The DVD-1040 Pro also conforms to worldwide standards set by the DVD Forum
, and is available in EIDE/ATAPI and Ultra-DMA bus models.
In anticipation of the finalization of The DVD Forum
's release of Version 1.0 of the DVD-Audio specification, several music companies encouraged the four computer and consumer electronics companies to define the copy protection framework.
Analog Devices Inc has introduced a 24-bit stereo audio digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) that it says is the only one on the market that meets the DVD Forum
's new 192-kHz audio sample rate standard for DVD players.
Marc Gareton, managing director of Warner Home Video and of the hardware-software alliance the DVD Forum
, bullishly predicted at the DVD trade launch Sept.
Imation is a contributing member of the DVD Forum
, which supports the HD DVD format, and the Blu-ray Disc Association, which supports the Blu-ray format.
Both the DVD Forum
and the +RW Alliance have maintained their approach to write-once and rewritable DVD is best for the consumer.
Companies involved in the two groups all belong to the DVD Forum
, an official standards-setting body for DVDs.
You may recall that the DVD Forum
agreed upon the DVD-RAM format in 1997.
According to EMedia Professional contributing editor Dana Parker, the DVD Forum
has quietly announced that DVD-RW will be developed by Working Group 6 as an official DVD Forum-approved rewritable format "for authoring use." According to sources at Pioneer USA, the DVD-RW spec to be adopted by the DVD Forum
is based on Pioneer's DVD-R/W spec, announced as an independent, alternative rewritable DVD format last October.
Imation is a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and DVD Forum