DVD Question

Jim Mumm (jim.mumm@marquette.edu)
Fri, 7 Jan 2000 07:24:29 -0800 (PST)

I'm unfamiliar with DVD's, and am curious to learn a little bit about

Aside from the obvious better clarity issues, I'm wondering what other
features DVDs offer.

I'm asking this in part, because I did a Yahoo search on the term DVD,
and started reading a bit about Regions 1-6, and how some players can
play all 6 regions (Does this mean that some DVD's can be blocked in
different areas, or is this a way to more effectively control the

But I'm also interested in being able to converse about DVD issues.

Does anyone have any background information or a good starting point for
understanding the basics of DVD technology, what DVD's can do, how they
are marketed in light of VHS, the future of VHS, etc. etc. etc.?


Jim Mumm
Acquisitions / Serials Librarian
Marquette University Law Library
414-288-5914 FAX