It was the year 1990 something and the world of DVD’s was coming out. VHS was so 1980’s tech. So the “DVD player is a device that plays DVD’s produced under both the DVD-Video and DVD-Audio technical standards, two different and incompatible standards. Some DVD players will also play audio CD’s. DVD players are connected to a television to watch the DVD content, which could be a movie, a recorded TV show, or other content”. (Wikipedia.org)
So, of course, the DVD player was made in Japan by Sony. The first players arrived in Japan in 1006 and in the USA in March of ’97. The release was limited to only 7, yes just 7, cities. Yes, the cities had to be major cities, not Galion, Ohio.
CD and CD Rom
Just as CD’s came about took over the music industry and then CD Rom’s became a thing for computers (thank goodness). DVD’s will take over the video market and the CD Rom shares. As talked about before the DVD’s can hold a heck of a lot of data. So these became a popular thing in computer standards as they hold more data then the CD’s and software can be up to 4 GB in size.
Just like the CD players, DVD players came to be portable, so you can take it on the go. I owned some of these and it made road trips a lot better. Then cars started to come with DVD players.
Over the years the DVD players have evolved from price to software to technology. Then come the HD DVD and Blue-ray disc. These changes make the picture quality even better.
I used Wikepedia.org to gather some information for this post.