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
them.

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
market?).

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.?

Thanks

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Jim Mumm
Acquisitions / Serials Librarian
Marquette University Law Library
jim.mumm@marquette.edu
414-288-5351
414-288-5914 FAX