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DVD Outrents VHS For the First Time

DVD outrents VHS for the very first time. According to the VSDA, “This is a milestone in the history of home video. Since the advent of video rental 25 years ago, videocassettes have been the dominant format.” According to VSDA VidTrac, 28.2 million DVDs were...
JVC DH30000U (D-VHS)

JVC DH30000U (D-VHS)

The first D-VHS VCR is released in the US for $2000. Although the format had been in use since 1999 for data storage, the new machine repackages the technology for the purpose of recording HDTV. Later that year, Hollywood films are released on the format under the...
Philips HDR110 (TiVo DVR)

Philips HDR110 (TiVo DVR)

 TiVo launches the first consumer DVR device. Like the VCRs before it, the device is primarily used to time-shift television programming. But unlike VCRs, they are digital and allow the pausing and rewinding of live TV. This first TiVo device, the HDR110, had a 14GB...
DIVX Discs are Test Launched

DIVX Discs are Test Launched

DIVX discs are launched as an alternative to traditional rental systems. A DIVX disc could be purchased for less than $5 (average price of a rental). Upon playing the disc, he or she would have a 48 hour window to watch the program. They could then extend this viewing...