Sony will announce next week a VCR replacement based on the DVD (digital video data) standard and based on 12Gbytes optical technology.
That means a total of 30 current Hollywood films will fit on the drive but Sony said today the product will not be commercially ready until 2000.
That poses questions about the success of DVD. Widely slated as the successor to conventional CD-Roms, the mass market among PC and video users have yet to see products.
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