HT Guys Podcast # 108
Nothing like finding a new podcast to brighten up one's day. The HT Guys not only have a great podcast, they alos give a great summary for those not wanting to read rather then listen. This week they cover a few news items from the last few days, talk about standard def DVD and a review of the Yamaha RX-V59.
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From the article:
We'll bet that many of you did not know that there almost
was a format war over DVDs back in early 1990's. It was Philips and
SONY backing something called MultiMedia Compact Disc going against
Super Density disc which was backed by Toshiba, Time-Warner, Matsushita Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi
Electric, Pioneer, Thomson, and JVC. Sound familiar? Many people credit
Lou Gerstner of IBM for bringing the two camps together to create DVD
avoiding another format war similar to VHS vs Beta.
DVD players and discs first appeared in the US in
March of 1997 five months after their Japanese introduction. They
showed up in Europe a year after that and two years later in Australia.
The first DVD that was released was Twister in 1996.