D-VHS decks are currently the only device capable of recording the large-volume, high-definition content of BS programs.
and Toshiba Video Products Japan -- will take the wraps off their D-VHS decks at the ''CEATEC Japan 2000'' trade show from Oct.
Using MPEG2 technology - the same data compression code used by DVD (digital versatile disk) - the D-VHS can record up to 21 hours of high quality video onto a single digital blank tape (about pounds 20 each).
With the advent of recordable DVD (we're testing the new Pioneer next week), the two biggest pluses D-VHS has is the length of recording and the fact you can still play your existing library of videos.
"I would love to see my movies come out in this format (D-VHS
)," Mechanic says.
VHS developer JVC says it will launch a digital VHS (D-VHS
) system in the U.S.
The DSS II, which is said to be user-customizable and contain a number of new or enhanced features, is due out this fall; the DVD and D-VHS
products are due next year.
Now the hardware maker is expected to show off its D-VHS
machine at CES, complete with prerecorded software support from two or more major studios.
"What it really means is, short-term, you will have D-VHS
, which is compatible but has a large cassette.
And last month, JVC announced plans to introduce another digital recording medium, the tape-based D-VHS
NEW YORK - In conjunction with a report last week of a new D-VHS
standard by JVC, Thomson Consumer Electronics and Hitachi said they have successfully demonstrated the first digital recording of the DSS signal using a prototype of their jointly developed D-VHS
VCR and a version of the RCA brand DSS receiver.
Last week, VHS developer JVC unveiled two new copy-protection standards for a digital VHS (D-VHS
) format, and says it plans to start shipping the all-digital VCRs by the end of the year.