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Format Wars

Eight Tracks

8 Track Tapes



Betamax vs VHS

Betamax vs VHS Tape Size camparison (Beta is smaller)

Top- Betamax Bottom- VHS

Laserdisc vs DVD

Laserdisc vs DVD size comparison (DVD Smaller)

Left – Laserdisc Right- DVD

BlueRay vs HDDVD

These two formats have physical media that look the same. So here’s a chart with a comparison of specs. (Source)

Feature DVD Blu-ray HD DVD
Maximum native resolutions supported via HDMI 576p HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p) HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p)
Maximum image-constrained native resolutions supported via component video 1 576p 960×540 960×540
Disc capacity 4.7GB (single layer)
8.5GB (dual layer)
25GB (single layer)
50GB (dual layer)
100GB (prototype quad layer)
15GB (single layer)
30GB (dual layer)
45GB (prototype triple layer)
Video capacity (per dual-layer disc) 2 SD: approximately 3 hours
HD: n/a
SD: approximately 23 hours
HD: approximately 9 hours
SD: approximately 24 hours
HD: approximately 8 hours
Audio soundtracks 3 Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-ES Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-ES
Manufacturer support (home theatre) 4 All LG, Thomson/RCA, Hitachi, TEAC, Kenwood, Onkyo, Fujitsu, Samsung, Sanyo, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, LG, Sharp, Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer, Samsung, Philips, Thomson/RCA, Sharp, TDK Toshiba, LG, Thomson/RCA, Hitachi, TEAC, Kenwood, Onkyo, Fujitsu, Samsung, Sanyo
Manufacturer support (PC storage) 4 All Apple, Dell, Benq, HP, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, TDK Microsoft, Intel, HP, NEC, Toshiba, Canon, Ricoh, Maxell, Acer, Lenovo, Imation
Studio support 4 All Sony Pictures (including MGM/Columbia TriStar), Disney (including Touchstone, Miramax), Fox, Paramount (Steven Spielberg titles only), Warner, Lions Gate Paramount, Studio Canal, Universal, Warner, The Weinstein Company, Dreamworks, New Line


Cable Act of 1984

Food For Thought

The first experiments in public-access television and/or non-commercial community television began in 1968 with Dale City, Virginia’s Dale City Television (DCTV) and 1970 with Bob & Janeen Burrel at Stoughton, Wisconsin’s WSTO TV.

Also, at that same time in New York City, Fred Friendly, head of the Cable TV and Communications Commission, made recommendations for a leased-access channel for public use. The rent for equipment usage and studio time was opposed and later dropped. This free-access requirement was the contractual beginnings of PEG.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television

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