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"…without doubt the definitive reference booklet on DVD.*
DVD is the all-in-one garage expertise that's changing the panorama of domestic leisure, specialist video, enterprise communications, and multimedia computing. now could be the time to benefit approximately DVD and the way to take advantage of it to its top virtue. In DVD Demystified, moment version, insider Jim Taylor paints an entire, updated DVD photograph with a pleasant technical creation. you need to learn it if you are a multimedia developer, paintings with academic expertise or business education, if you are a filmmaker or musician – or just are looking to comprehend this interesting know-how with very likely large world wide impact.
"This isn't really basically ‘a' stable e-book that can assist you make experience of DVD, it really is ‘the' e-book that you're going to go back to repeatedly as you discover and are available to appreciate this intriguing new optical media format." -- Geoffrey Tully, Multimedia know-how advisor; former Senior vice president of creation, Divx Entertainment
As one of many DVD industry's top specialists, Jim Taylor covers each point of DVD."-- Ralph LaBarge, dealing with companion, Alpha DVD
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As the waves of digital convergence lap higher onto the shores of Hollywood, the digital nature of DVD will become increasingly important for best-quality distribution of movies. Dancing Electrons About the same time as Muybridge was stretching strings across racetracks, scientists around the world were envisioning television. Once again, the new ideas were christened with fanciful names derived from familiar technology such as radioscope, phonoscope, cinematophone, radiovision, telephone eye, and the jaw-breaking chronophotographoscope.

5 CEA defines a home theater system as a 25-inch or larger TV, hi-fi VCR or laserdisc player or DVD player, and a surround sound system with at least four speakers. Team-Fly® 200010_CH01_Taylorx 11/20/01 5:13 PM Page 7 What Is DVD? 7 replacements for aging CD players. DVD video recorders, as they steadily drop in price, will challenge VCRs for the spot next to the television. Music and Audio Because audio CD is well established and satisfies the needs of most music listeners, DVD will have less of an effect in this area.

The official National 200010_CH02_Taylorx 11/20/01 5:14 PM Page 31 The World Before DVD 31 Television Standards Committee (NTSC) color television system was implemented in 1954, and widespread purchase of color television sets began in 1964. The NTSC system piggybacked color information onto the black-andwhite signal so that the millions of existing sets would still work with new broadcasts. NTSC was adopted by Japan in 1960. Meanwhile, television in Great Britain after World War II experienced the same rapid growth as in the United States.

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