Fun facts about DVDs

Fun facts about DVDs

Fun Facts about DVDs!

We at SpenCertified love DVDs so much, we want to share some fun facts about them with you

  1. DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc
  2. The standard DVD is 4.7 inches in diameter and .047 inches thick
  3. The DVD Forum was a joint venture between hardware/software  manufacturers and Hollywood companies to facilitate the growth of the DVD format through technical improvements and innovation.
  4. The DVD Forum was founded by 10 companies including Sony, The Walt Disney Company, Mitsubishi, Pioneer and Panasonic
  5. The DVD Forum was founded as the DVD Consortium in 1995
  6. Warner Brothers was the first major distributor to release DVD home movies
  7. The DVD format was officially launched on November 1, 1996 in Japan
  8. DVDs were released on March 24, 1997 in America
  9. HD-DVD was a format that was invented by Toshiba to be the successor to DVD, but only lasted for 2 years due to the format wars with Blu-Ray
  10. The standard DVD weighs 0.56 oz.
  11. At high quality, a DVD can hold 1 hour of video, at medium quality it can hold 2 hours of video and with compression software up to 3 hours
  12. In 2001, blank DVD-R discs cost the equivalent of $32.55 in 2020 dollars
  13. DVDs have a storage capacity of 4.7 GB versus 703 MB with CDs
  14. HD-DVD had a storage capacity of 15 GB
  15. The first 4 movies available on DVD were; Assassins, Blade Runner: Director's Cut, Eraser and The Fugitive
  16. The first 4 movies available on HD-DVD were released on April 18, 2006. They were The Last Samurai, Million Dollar Baby, The Phantom of the Opera and of course, Serenity. "I'm a leaf in the wind!"
  17. The final HD-DVD major-studio releases in the United States were; Into the Wild, P.S. I Love You and Twister, on May 27, 2008
  18. DVDs lasers use light of 650nm wavelength, as opposed to CDs which use 780nm which accounts for DVDs greater storage capacity
  19. Manufacturers claim that a well preserved DVD will last from 30 to 100 years
  20. The double layer DVD can hold 8.5 GB of data
  21. Many Hollywood movie studios are still releasing movies on the DVD format to this day

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