Tag Archives: vhs

What Makes DVD Different Than VHS?

Feb 15th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,485 views |Comments Off

1. Audio and video information on VHS tape is imbedded on a magnetic imprint that has been recorded on video tape and is physically read by a rotating head in a VCR. Video and audio information on a DVD is imbedded in physically stamped pits that are read optically by a laser. Read More »

What do the letters DVD stand for?

Jan 03rd, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,830 views |Comments Off

All of the following have been proposed as the words behind the letters DVD.

* Delayed, very delayed (referring to the many late releases of DVD formats)
* Diversified, very diversified (referring to the proliferation of recordable formats and other spinoffs)
* Digital venereal disease (referring to piracy and copying of DVDs) Read More »

VHS is good enough, why should I care about DVD?

Dec 11th, 2009by dvdxplayer 1,433 views |Comments Off

The primary advantages of DVD are video quality, surround sound, and extra features. In addition, DVD will not degrade with age or after many playings like videotape will (which is an advantage for parents with kids who watch Disney videos twice a week!). Read More »