|10-03-2002, 10:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2002
FAQ - What is D-VHS?
What is D-VHS?
D-VHS is an extension of the VHS format, now capable of meeting the needs for high definition digital recording and playback while still keeping full backward compatibility with the original VHS format.
Is the D for digital?
Partially. D stands for Digital Data.
Will regular VHS tapes still play on D-VHS?
Yes. The system is backward compatible with other standard VHS system allowing it to record and play both high and standard definition programming.
What is the difference between recording digital TV via regular VHS vs. D-VHS?
A standard VHS player only tapes with a 250 line resolution. Super VHS tapes at 420. D-VHS, however, records the exact digital transmission in its full original quality and then actually replays the original transmission. This is known as bit stream recording.
Does D-VHS require any other components to operate (i.e. a set-top box)?
In order to record digital and HD broadcasts, STBs or the like with IEEE1394 output are required since D-VHS can record D-to-D only through this interface. Analog signals can be recorded digitally in the STD mode,etc (except HS mode).
Info above from www.dvhsmovieguide.com
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