Waiting to buy a dvd, this is the right time for you. Dvd players are no longer meant exclusively for the upper class. Continuously falling prices have made them within the reach of the common man. The main feature of dvd that makes it special is its capability to store 4.4 GB of data. In addition to that it also provides resolution to provide a clear and sharper picture along with superior audio. A dvd can hold data around 3400 floppy disks could.
A dvd player basically consists of processor and an internal memory register. A dvd will come under best category only if it has all the required quality features, like multidisk play and more sophisticated connections to TV, and sound system. The dvd format must support sound systems in such a way that each individual speaker can be heard clearly. Also, it should be compatible with Dvd-ROMs, VCDs, SVCDs, audio CDs, CD-R/RWs, kodak picture CDs, MP3s and windows media audio (WMA). Working of dvd players also depends upon connectors. There are basically four types of connectors: composite, s-video, component video and RGB video. Amongst these, the best type of connection a TV can offer is component video input. Component video inputs are typically 3 RCA sockets that are coloured-coded. These are usually labeled as one of the following: component video input, YUV input, YpbPr, YcbCr or simply YUV. Along with these features, a dvd should be portable with extra battery facility and CD players eliminating the need to carry extra device.
The range of DVD players from samsung begins with the super-slim 37mm DVD 250k with DVI output to transmit digital video signal to televisions or other displays that support digital input. The LG DVP-98000 is a good example of a portable player. It offers a 17.8cm wide LCD screen and a battery pack that lasts 3.2 hours. DVS electronics portable DVD player, the PDVD700, is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, which will give you around 3.5 hours of back up. Sonys MV-65ST and DVS electronics HD293 are two popular car DVD players.
The blu ray disk is a new-generation DVD format, which uses blue ray laser beam. The unique feature of blu ray disk is its capability to store almost six times the information on one DVD as a DVD can store a maximum of 4 GB while a blu ray disk will be able to store up to 25 GB. Blu ray is expected to replace VCRs and DVD with HDTV entering the competition soon.