Steel Magnolias gets me every time that scene where Sally Field loses it after the funeral? I come by my cinema-induced emotions honestly my dad still tears up at Disney moviesand sometimes I even prefer a good flick that will let loose a few sniffles in the dark. But I'm not a kid, and most of the movies that have made me cry are ones that I knew in advance I should have tissues handy for. It's a far different experience to be settled in for family movie night -- ready for a few laughs, a few "awwww" moments, and maybe a nice message or two -- and then get hit by THE SCENE:
Etymology[ edit ] The Oxford English Dictionary comments that, "In rival manufacturers of the product initially named digital video disc agreed that, in order to emphasize the flexibility of the format for multimedia applications, the preferred abbreviation DVD would be understood to denote digital versatile disc.
There were several formats developed for recording video on optical discs before the DVD. Optical recording technology was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in and first patented in A consumer optical disc data format known as LaserDisc was developed in the United Statesand first came to market in Atlanta, Georgia in It used much larger discs than the later formats.
Due to the high cost of players and discs, consumer adoption of LaserDisc was very low in both North America and Europe, and was not widely used anywhere outside Japan and the more affluent areas of Southeast Asiasuch as Hong-KongSingaporeMalaysia and Taiwan.
Video CD VCD became one of the first formats for distributing digitally encoded films in this format, in Wary of being caught in a repeat of the costly videotape format war between VHS and Betamax in the s, he convened a group of computer industry experts, including representatives from AppleMicrosoftSun MicrosystemsDelland many others.
On August 14,an ad hoc group formed from five computer companies IBM, Apple, CompaqHewlett-Packardand Microsoft issued a press release stating that they would only accept a single format. In one significant compromise, the MMCD and SD groups agreed to adopt proposal SD 9, which specified that both layers of the dual-layered disc be read from the same side—instead of proposal SD 10, which would have created a two-sided disc that users would have to turn over.
Philips and Sony decided that it was in their best interests to end the format war, and agreed to unify with companies backing the Super Density Disc to release a single format, with technologies from both. Adoption[ edit ] Movie and home entertainment distributors adopted the DVD format to replace the ubiquitous VHS tape as the primary consumer digital video distribution format.
Simultaneously, the movie studios decided to change their home entertainment release model from a rental model to a for purchase model,[ citation needed ] and large numbers of DVDs were sold. At the same time, a demand for interactive design talent and services was created.
Movies in the past had uniquely designed title sequences. Suddenly every movie being released required information architecture and interactive design components that matched the film's tone and were at the quality level that Hollywood demanded for its product. DVD as a format had two qualities at the time that were not available in any other interactive medium: In addition, the medium itself was small enough and light enough to mail using general first class postage.
Almost overnight, this created a new business opportunity and model for business innovators to re-invent the home entertainment distribution model. It also gave companies an inexpensive way to provide business and product information on full motion video through direct mail.
Immediately following the formal adoption of a unified standard for DVD, two of the four leading video game console companies Sega and The 3DO Company said they already had plans to design a gaming console with DVDs as the source medium.
Contemporary games for Windows were also distributed on DVD. Three formats were developed: Most DVD readers and players play both kinds of discs, though older models can have trouble with the "plus" variants. The MID contains data such as the manufacturer and model, byte capacity, allowed data rates also known as speedetc.Get the latest NBA basketball news, scores, stats, standings, fantasy games, and more from ESPN.
Get the latest NBA basketball news, scores, stats, standings, fantasy games, and more from ESPN. The encoded video (MPEG2) on a DVD is stored in digital format, but it's formatted NTSC or PAL.
THE LETTER B: MOVIE NAME: RATING: SYNOPSIS: Babes in Toyland Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves must save Toyland from evil Christmas Trees. Somebody is killing strippers and they're being plenty inventive about it! Graveyard Shift An old mill is infested with rats, but something much worse lives in the basement.
Find out why DVD recorders are getting scarce. Share Pin Email Print Magnavox. Home Theater Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and other Asian-based consumer electronics manufacturers.
After all, they would love to sell as many DVD and Blu-ray Disc recorders as possible to anyone who wants to buy one. You're in!
Thanks for signing up. I'll probably get this definition rejected by a mile because 95% of urban dictionary users are likely white. Also used to represent that whites have no troubles and that they think that they're white trash jokingly.