..SONY, Thomson multimedia, HP, Mitsubishi chemistry, Yamaha, Ricoh and Philips gathered and demonstrated the DVD+RW format for the first time in Japan. The manufacturers showed playing back of DVD+RW disk with usual DVD player (from Matsushita). Each company is member of the DVD forum, but both the DVD+RW has become the individual standard which does not have relationship with the DVD Forum. The DVD+RW because the existing DVD player and compatibility of drive is high, the DVD player / diffusion rate of drive becomes the big primary factor of DVD+RW spread. This is the same as the time of the CD-RW ", with, direct comparison although it did not do, emphasized the point whose playback compatibility with existing drive / the player is high vis-a-vis the DVD-RAM and the DVD-RW which precede.
The Matsui "super person" of Ricoh explained concerning the feature of the DVD+RW. As for Matsui from the experience which relates to CD-RW business at Ricoh "it becomes the key to spread to be able to play back with the existing player. In addition,
the disk which was compiled with the personal computer as the format which connects the personal computer and the home video unit equipment, being the DVD player for home, it is important" to be able to play back, you expressed. The DVD+RW the existing player and the reason where playback compatibility is high doing:
- Physical quality DVD-ROM and DVD-VIDEO format common
- Sector / block structure, address structure and data track/truck structure DVD-ROM interchangeable
- Existing file format conformity
In the demostration part, a Philips DVD+RW video recorder used and the disk playback in a DVD player from Matsushita showing that there is no problem with normal DVD players. Next, using a Ricoh DVD+RW drive on the personal computer, it drew up the disk of the DVD-VIDEO format, showing that it can play back normally even with DVD-ROM drive..."
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