Move over CD-ROM, here comes DVD-ROM. At least that's what the proponents of this new technology say.
The famous Abbey Road studio has been touting the benefits of the DVD in a bid to woo production projects to its facilities.
Primarily a replacement or an addition to standard VHS recorders, DVD could replace the CD-ROM drives currently installed in PCs. But as much as anything, its success will depend on production of disks that consumers want. Meanwhile, the sheer volume of 4.7Gb capacity - about seven times that of a CD-ROM - means that almost two hours of video can be stored. It is also expected that hybrid disks will be produced which link users to online interactive games and services.
DVD players have only just become available in the UK, while US sales have reached 250,000 at an average of #400 per player.
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