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Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc is an optical digital disc storage media format that can be used for movies with high video and sound quality.
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2002-02-22 Zoran, Sanyo jointly develop microcontroller chips for DVD players
Zoran Corp. and Sanyo Technosound Co. Ltd have jointly developed microcontroller ICs for DVD players. According to the companies, the new microcontroller chip will help eliminate the need for a second microcontroller chip traditionally used to control the DVD loader drive.
2002-06-03 Zoran, NEC collaborate for DVD recording solutions
Zoran Corp. and NEC Corp. have collaborated to develop DVD recording solutions for consumer electronic manufacturers.
2002-07-17 Zoran samples sixth-generation DVD SoC
Zoran Corp. has announced that it is sampling its sixth-generation Vaddis DVD SoC, which integrates DVD front-end servo system with back-end MPEG decoding functions.
2006-01-06 Zoran rolls latest-gen Vaddis 9 DVD multimedia processors
Zoran announced its ninth generation family of Vaddis 9 DVD multimedia processors, which reduces system cost by lowering system component count while also reducing system power consumption.
2003-11-27 Zoran processor IC powers GoVideo DVD players
Zoran Corp. announced that its Vaddis DVD multimedia processor IC has been selected by GoVideo to be used on the latter's D2730 Networked DVD player.
2004-07-29 Zoran processor brings HDMI to DVD systems
Zoran introduced its HDXtreme DVD upscaler with High Definition Multimedia Interface as a companion to its seventh generation Vaddis DVD solution.
2003-06-12 Zoran DVD IC consumes 30 percent less power
The Vaddis 5A DVD multimedia processor IC from Zoran Corp. consumes <0.5W of power during DVD playback applications.
2008-02-20 Xbox unfazed by rumored HD DVD surrender
Responding to media reports on the possible pullout of the HD DVD format, Microsoft's Xbox division released an official statement on the impact on the game console.
2003-12-03 Wolfson DACs target DVD, SACD players
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced a family of low-cost, power-efficient multi-channel DACs.
2005-10-25 Warner to back Blu-ray and HD-DVD format
Warner Bros. Entertainment, up to now a key HD-DVD backer among Hollywood studios, announced it would release films on the Blu-ray format as well.
2006-08-23 Video amp targets DVD, STBs with HD broadcast tuner
New Japan Radio said its new 6-ch video amp is suitable for the analog video output of DVD recorders and digital STBs that incorporate a high-definition broadcast tuner.
1999-04-08 VCD/SVCD backward compatibility for next generation DVD player
This paper discusses the issues involved in designing VCD/SVCD/DVD compliant systems. It also explains how the DVD player system designer can engineer the proper circuitry and software to overcome those issues. Lastly, this paper discusses the key system components of a DVD player manufacturing kit that will help the engineer to efficiently produce a system that meets market demands.
2006-12-18 Universal players avert DVD format duel
Machines capable of playing both Blu-ray Disc (BD) and HD DVD discs will emerge next year to short-circuit the format war in next-generation DVD.
2008-01-15 Turnkey ref design supports both Blu-ray, HD DVD
Broadcom's BCM97440 reference design incorporates complete software stacks that meet Blu-ray, HD DVD and universal player requirements, enabling manufacturers to introduce mass-market HD solutions to market quickly and at the right price points.
2000-11-27 Translating DVD video with Pericom's PI5C3245 and PI5C16212 bus switches
This application note demonstrates how to translate DVD video applications by using Pericom's PI5C3245 and PI5C16212 bus switches.
2004-09-13 Toshiba, Samsung joint venture unveils DVD-ROM
Toshiba introduced its SD-M1912 DVD-ROM, which is the first drive to ship from the new Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology joint venture.
2005-06-09 Toshiba, partners develop recordable HD DVD
Toshiba Corp. and three partners announced development of HD DVD-R, the first recordable HD DVD format, as the industry continues its quest to settle on the next-generation recordable disk standard
2002-09-04 Toshiba, NEC propose next-gen DVD format
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. have proposed a next-generation blue-laser DVD format covering both read-only discs that are used to distribute high-definition movies, and R/W discs.
2004-10-25 Toshiba, NEC plan HD DVD notebooks in 2005
Toshiba Corp. and NEC Corp. said they are backing the HD DVD format over the rival Blu-ray Disc scheme, announcing plans here on Wednesday (Oct. 20) to launch new notebook computers in 2005 with HD DVD drives.
2004-12-15 Toshiba, Memory-Tech propose dual-layer DVD/HD DVD disk
Seeking to ease the transition from the DVD to HD DVD format, Memory-Tech Corp. and Toshiba Corp., the main promoters of HD DVD, have jointly developed a dual-layer ROM (read-only) disk capable of storing both DVD and HD DVD content in the same disk.
2006-04-04 Toshiba unveils HD DVD player as market battle begins
Toshiba unveiled its first HD DVD player in Japan on March 31 as the next-generation video format battle moves to the marketplace.
2007-06-07 Toshiba taps HD DVD, flash memory in laptop strategy
Toshiba's plan next year is to integrate HD DVD drives in all its laptops and to push further flash notebooks into the consumer mindset.
2007-07-09 Toshiba takes legal action vs. German DVD maker
Toshiba has sued a German DVD maker for allegedly using its DVD technology patents without permission.
2003-06-04 Toshiba integrates Zoran processor in DVD recorders
Toshiba Corp. has selected Zoran Corp.'s Vaddis DVD multimedia processor to be integrated into its latest DVD-R and DVD-RAM HDD recorders.
2005-01-11 Toshiba drive fuels DVD format wars
Toshiba Corp. announced it will sell a standalone HD-DVD drive for $1,000 in the fourth quarter of the year.
2005-12-15 Toshiba delays HD DVD intro in Japan
Toshiba Corp. disclosed early this week (Dec. 13) that the introduction of HD DVD players in Japan will be delayed.
2002-03-27 Toshiba combines CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM into slim drive
The SD-R2212 from Toshiba Corp. combines CD-R/RW and DVD-ROM functions into a 128-by-129-by-12.7mm slim drive, making it suitable for integration in portable PCs.
2003-12-17 TI digital amplifier powers Jamo, KiSS DVD receivers
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that Denmark-based companies Jamo and KiSS Technology A/S are shipping its digital audio amplifiers in their home theater systems.
2005-01-14 TI digital amplifier chipset reduces DVD costs
TI announced a six-channel digital amplifier chipset that it claims offers the highest channel density in the industry.
2003-03-11 Teradyne tests Amlogic DVD device
Teradyne Inc. has been selected by Amlogic Inc. to test the latter's latest next-generation DVD decoder.
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