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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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2002-08-01 Samsung DVDs to be powered by LSI decoders
Samsung DVDs to be powered by LSI decoders
2003-09-02 Profilo latest DVDs to integrate Cirrus Logic chip
Profilo Telra has selected Cirrus Logic's DVD recorder reference design integrating its own CS98200 DVD processor, CS92288 A/V codec, the CS5333 ADC and the CS4362 six-channel DAC, for Profilo Telra's new line of DVD recorders.
2007-03-20 Power-management LSI offers protective function for portable DVDs
Rohm has developed what it says is the industry's first 6ch power-management LSI with an integrated protective function and startup sequence for portable DVD players.
2002-02-04 OES develops blue laser diodes for DVDs
The Opto-Electronics & Systems Laboratories (OES) of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed GaN blue laser diodes for use in next-generation digital-image optical HD DVDs.
2005-06-29 Microsoft, Toshiba join forces on next-gen DVDs
Microsoft Corp. and Toshiba Corp. will expand their cooperation, including possible development of Windows CE-based HD DVD products.
2002-08-16 Matsushita DVDs to feature SRS sound technology
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd has licensed SRS Labs Inc.'s TruSurround technology to be featured in its latest DVD players and DVD combo units.
2007-08-31 DVRs pose threat to advertising, DVDs
The rising popularity of DVRs and the declining price of digital storage threaten two major sources of revenue for makers of film and TV: advertising and DVDs.
2007-06-14 DVDs, STBs all set to embrace HDMI
It is expected that more than half of SD DVDs and STBs shipped worldwide will support HDMI and next-generation DVD formats will tout the HDMI 1.3 version port.
2006-08-17 Displays, DVDs drive growth of CE sales
The total consumer electronics factory-to-dealer sales is forecasted to reach $140 billion this year, up by 8 percent over 2005, according to the recent CE report from the Consumer Electronics Association.
2014-04-02 Audio streaming with karaoke for DVDs, STBs
Read about CC853x, a 2.4GHz RF SoC for wireless audio streaming.
2003-05-07 AKM sample rate converter fits DVDs, DTVs
The AK4121 master-clock-free asynchronous sample rate converter is designed to support the various sampling rates of next-gen DVDs and DTVs.
2007-07-06 Panasonic revs up Blu-ray disc writing speed
Panasonic has introduced a write-once Blu-ray disc with a writing speed that's faster than other discs available today in the high-definition format.
2004-07-13 Fairchild, Changhong establish technology lab in China
Fairchild Semiconductor has announced the opening of a joint product development laboratory with Sichuan Changhong Electric Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of consumer devices in China.
2007-06-06 10bit video digitizer achieves up to 165Msps speed grades
Intersil Corp. has introduced the ISL51002, said to be the industry's most sophisticated 10bit video digitizer which has three speed grades up to 165Msps to deliver resolution up to 1,080p/UXGA at 60Hz
2003-07-01 SMK jack board features optical connectors
The LAP5131-0331G jack board from SMK Corp. is integrated with optical connectors that are designed for digital equipment apps such as DVDs and digital STBs.
2005-08-15 Sanyo develops breakthrough LSI for HD DVD
Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd has developed what it claims to be the next-generation consumer disk system, a signal processing LSI for HD DVDs.
2004-11-30 Rivalry dares blu-ray's performance; says Frost & Sullivan
According to Frost & Sullivan, competition is heating up between data storage technologies blu-ray and high-definition digital versatile discs (HD-DVD) as they battle it out to become the next standard format for DVDs.
2005-11-07 Renesas to license SMSC's IP for digital content
SMSC and Renesas Technology Corp. have reached a licensing agreement enabling Renesas to incorporate SMSC technology providing Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) for DVD audio and video, including copy-protected DVDs.
2003-10-03 Powerlong battery offers 5.5A capacity
Designed for use in portable DVDs, the 3.7V polymer Li-ion battery from Xiamen Powerlong Industrial Co. Ltd has a 5.5A capacity.
2007-08-24 Paramount, DreamWorks drop Blu-ray support
Despite outpacing HD DVD sales, Blu-ray took a blow as Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation opted to offer its next-generation DVDs in HD DVD format.
2005-10-10 Panasonic unveils Blu-ray Disc drives for notebook computers
Panasonic recently announced that the company will introduce Blu-ray Disc (BD) drives for notebook and desktop computers that can write and read single- and dual-layer BDs as well as all types of recordable DVDs and CDs.
2003-07-08 Offline switcher lowers design component count
STMicro has introduced an offline primary power switch that is designed for use in switch-mode power supplies for DVDs, LCD monitors, and STBs.
2008-10-01 Multibit interfaces enhance serial flash
Demand for serial flash memory continues to soar as designers of DTVs, DVDs, PCs, modems, printers and mobile CE devices view memory as an increasingly attractive code execution alternative to parallel NOR flash. To meet the demand, serial flash suppliers Atmel, Macronix, Numonyx, Silicon Storage Technology, Spansion and Winbond are offering higher-density devices.
2000-10-01 Making TV out ubiquitous on the PC
TV out is a relatively new multimedia feature which gives PC users the ability to display PC content on their home television sets rather than a monitor. Now consumers can play video games, watch DVDs or use a variety of home/office applications with their televisions being the display device.
2002-03-16 Listing the tricks to enhance audio, video
This technical news article gives an overview of how various chip companies are working round-the-clock to provide enhanced solutions for STBs, DVDs and audio player apps.
2003-12-05 Licom Power battery features 1.4Ah capacity
Narada Licom Power Tech. (Shanghai) Co. Ltd has developed a Li-ion polymer rechargeable battery cell that is designed to suit cellphones, PDAs, portable DVDs, digital cameras and notebook computers.
2003-11-27 Hongming Electronics pots with 3dB gang error
Designed for use in PC speakers, DVDs, and car stereos, the W09 A, B, and C series of metal shaft rotary carbon potentiometers from Hongming Electronics Co. Ltd feature high gang error of 3dB.
2004-11-24 DVD media surge as CD-R market peaks
Global demand for recordable DVDs trails only CD-Rs and has become a driving force in the recording media business, an industry group concluded in its forecasts for global demand and production in 2005.
2002-03-08 Cree blue laser diodes have >10,000h lifetime
The company's 405nm laser diodes are claimed to have a lifetime >10,000h. They are suitable for use in next-generation optical discs designed to succeed DVDs, as well as in optical storage systems.
2008-01-08 Commentary: Will RIAA help kill off a dying format?
It's ironic that RIAA is busy splitting hairs just as year-end statistics for both audio CDs and HD DVDs show that physical formats for multimedia content may be dying on the vine.
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