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A DVD player is a device that plays DVD discs produced under both the DVD-Video and DVD-Audio technical standards, two different and incompatible standards. Some DVD players will also play audio CDs. DVD players are connected to a television to watch the DVD content, which could be a movie, a recorded TV show, or other content. The first DVD player was created by Sony Corporation in Japan in collaboration with Pacific Digital Company from the United States in 1997. Some manufacturers originally announced that DVD players would be available as early as the middle of 1996.
Players slowly trickled into other regions around the world. Six years after the initial launch, close to one thousand models of DVD players were available from over a hundred consumer electronics manufacturers. Fujitsu released the first DVD-ROM-equipped computer on November 6th in GB. DVD-ROM drives from Toshiba, Pioneer, Panasonic, Hitachi, and Sony began appearing in sample quantities as early as January 1997, but none were available before May.
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The first DVD-Audio players were released in Japan by Pioneer in late 1999, but they did not play copy-protected discs. DVD-Audio players are now also made by Aiwa, Denon, JVC, Kenwood, Madrigal, Marantz, Nakamichi, Onkyo, Toshiba, Yamaha, and others. However, all Blu-ray players are “backwards compatible” and they will play DVD’s and some are compatible with CD and other disc formats. Portable DVD players are often used for long road trips and travel. They often have a plug for the 12 volt power jack in cars. DVD player, such as an RCA jack, component outputs, and an HDMI output.
Consumers may become confused with how to connect a player to a TV or amplifier. Most systems include an optional digital audio connector for this task, which is then paired with a similar input on the amplifier. Video is another issue which continues to present most problems. Current players usually output analog video only, both composite video on an RCA jack as well as S-Video in the standard connector.
HDMI is a new digital connection for carrying high-definition video, similar to DVI. Along with video, HDMI also supports up to eight-channel digital audio. Some DVD players include a USB video recorder. As well as such, there are also have DVD players with a USB port to be able to play digital media types as well as MP4, MP3, etc. Software DVD players are programs that allow users to view DVD videos on a computer with a DVD-ROM drive. There are successors to the DVD player: the HD DVD player and the Blu-ray Disc player, utilizing two incompatible technologies that reproduce higher quality video images than standard DVD. You can help by adding to it.
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