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DVD-Video discs (Topical Term)

Preferred form: DVD-Video discs
Used for/see from:
  • Digital video discs
  • Digital videodiscs
  • Earlier heading: DVD videodiscs
See also:

Taylor, J. DVD demystified, the guidebook for DVD-video and DVD-ROM, c1998.

Webomedia Web site, March 14, 2001 ("DVD-Video players attach to a television ... DVD-ROM players cannot play DVD-Video discs.")

Internet, Jan. 10, 1999: FAQ (DVD video; DVD video discs; DVDs, digital video disc; a single DVD video disc can hold an entire movie on one side while bringing together the high-quality, digital surround sound of compact discs with crisp, high-resolution video; launched in early 1997)

Internet, Jan. 19, 1999 (A closer look at DVD (DVD; digital versatile disc; DVD-Video and DVD-ROM, which were the first DVDs to hit the consumer market, are read-only versions that are ideal for full length feature films and computer games featuring highly advanced graphics))

The scan-to-file guide, c1998: p. 43 (DVD: digital video disc; do not confuse DVD-ROM technology with DVD video (sometimes referred to simply as DVD); DVD video will work only with special DVD players connected to televisions)

Random House Webster's computer & Internet dict., 1999 (DVD-Video: A video format for displaying full-length digital movies. Unlike DVD-ROMs, the Digital-Video format includes a Content Scrambling System (CSS) to prevent users from copying discs. This means that today's DVD-ROM players cannot play DVD-Video discs without a software or hardware upgrade to decode the encrypted discs)