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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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Toshiba said it understands that Warner Brothers and Paramount Pictures will release movies in the HD DVD format as well.
Tokyo-based DVD FLLC is a joint venture of the ten companies that originated the DVD formats - Hitachi Ltd, Royal Philips Electronics, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Pioneer Corp, Sony Corp, THOMSON multimedia, Time Warner Inc, Toshiba Corp and Victor Co of Japan Ltd.
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The HD DVD format is competing with the Blu-ray format promoted by a Sony Corp.
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Universal and Paramount said they will release titles in the HD DVD format during 2005 and in early 2006, respectively.
Use a standard DVD burner to convert HD DVD format discs straight to standard DVD media; and,
Last year's revenues increased nearly $2 billion from 2001, fueled mainly by the rapidly growing DVD format, which also set a sales record and made major inroads in the rental arena still dominated by VHS.
By offering our titles in a dual-disc format, those consumers who haven't yet made the complete transfer to the HD DVD format can still enjoy our programming, and then literally flip the disc once they are fully HD compatible.
From Hawkeye and Trapper on ``M*A*S*H'' to Ozzy and his clan on ``The Osbournes,'' a wave of television shows from past and present will hit store shelves in the coming months in DVD format at a dizzying pace, giving the booming home-video industry yet another major boost.
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For Disney, the DVD format has played into the studio's longtime strategy of rereleasing its classics every decade or so.