DVD - Digital Versatile Disc By Bradley Fisher and Jacob Knowles
The Basics Developed within 1995, by leading companies Phillips, Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic. Toshiba in Japan in November 1996 US in March 1997 Europe in October 1998 Many different types of DVD discs, such as DVD- ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM Standard DVD - 4.7GB
History ‘Why go to the cinemas when you have a DVD copy of your favorite ﬁlm?’ Films were not released onto DVD for a while as Companies didn’t understand that DVD’s would make so much money. Many companies now rely on DVD’s to make proﬁt from their ﬁnished product. Twister (1996) was the ﬁrst ﬁlm to be released onto DVD, making $133,464,330 from Rental copies.
PS2Sony released the PS2 in 2000, which was able to play DVD movies, and was priced the same as a DVD Player, although the Playstation was also a game console.
Quadrupled sales in 2000 Sales raised a great amount within the year 2000. Starting with Gladiator, with other 500,000 sales, which was followed by The Matrix which allso had over 300,000 copies sold
DVD salesThe sale of DVDs have been failing since 2007, but the digital Entertainment group (DEG) reported that physical sales collapsed 19% to $2.2bn (£1.3bn) in the ﬁrst quarter.
DVD Boxsets DVD box sets increased sales drastically as of the many Series of ﬁlms, like Matrix and Rocky for example. One of the biggest chain of ﬁlms released on DVD was the Harry Potter series, as people wanted to collect all of the ﬁlms on DVD.
DVDs more recently Torrenting has recently been introduced within the last few years, which has affected the DVD sales DVD sales has dropped by 16% within 2010, dropping from 3% compared to 2009 This may be because of Torrenting, but also Blu-ray movies have also been released.