Re: DVDs

Tami-Jo M. Eckley (eckleyt@mville.edu)
Thu, 29 Jun 2000 05:13:48 -0700 (PDT)

Although LaserDiscs came and went, and not a whole lot of people bought into it, this was certainly the precursor to today's DVDs. Laserdiscs introduced people to the quality that the digital disc can deliver but of course the size of laserdiscs and the limited amount of material that you could get onto a disc was a definite unattractive characteristic but most people knew that it would be just a matter of time for these things to be corrected - and now DVD! The point being that I think laserdiscs being around for a little while contributed the quick embrace of DVD.

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From: Michael Boedicker <mboedicker@juno.com>
Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 08:01:43 -0700 (PDT)

What's amazing about DVD, from a consumer standpoint, is how quickly it's
been embraced. DVD has been accepted by consumers faster than CD and
videotape ever were. It took over 10 years for VCRs to drop in price from
$2000 to $200; it's taken DVD players only 2 or 3 years to reach that level.
Many people believe DVD truly won't take off until the format is recordable,
but some studies have shown that most people use their VCRs for playing
rather than recording programs.

Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123
http://www.danville.lib.il.us

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Tami-Jo Eckley
Electronic Services & Media Librarian
Manhattanville College Library
Purchase, New York 10577
http://www.mville.edu/library
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---------- Original Message ------------------------ From: Michael Boedicker <mboedicker@juno.com> Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 08:01:43 -0700 (PDT)

What's amazing about DVD, from a consumer standpoint, is how quickly it's been embraced. DVD has been accepted by consumers faster than CD and videotape ever were. It took over 10 years for VCRs to drop in price from $2000 to $200; it's taken DVD players only 2 or 3 years to reach that level. Many people believe DVD truly won't take off until the format is recordable, but some studies have shown that most people use their VCRs for playing rather than recording programs.

Mike Boedicker Audiovisual Director Danville Public Library 319 N. Vermilion Danville, IL 61832 (217) 477-5223 ext. 123 http://www.danville.lib.il.us