A galaxy of movie studios started taking pictures, focusing exclusively on vhs audience. In the ussr, the spread and turnover video punished by article of the Professional Code. Details about the difficult pathway vhs video is told in the movie – Sex, Lies, Video: Soviet Union 1996 – the beginning of the era of digital video. Japan, as usual, ahead of the rest, presented humanity dvd (digital video disc). If the first DVD-player cost about $ 15,000, and the discs – $ 50, then in 3-4 years the situation has leveled off and prices have become more democratic. This format video data transmission has become so popular that in 2003 rent movies on dvd rentals surpassed VHS-tapes. History has never seen an example of such a rapid spread of technology (in 2008, was released last videotape).
In video there was virtually no chance: – durability covering the disc, unlike the vhs of the film is not deformed and lost their magnetic properties after repeated showings. Much later, we all realized that guaranteed 100 years of storage on a dvd is not more than marketing ploy, but in any case, it was much steeper than vhs. – Compact dvd drive can be safely put it in his pocket, and DVD-players looked much more elegant in its dimensions – ease of use impressed the extremely simple scheme is playing a dvd disk with a minimum of moving parts – in the new device had no problems with getting stuck videotape, was not required once a month and a half to wipe the head videmagnitofona cotton wool soaked in alcohol, no creaked and nezaedalo in view, and break the drive was much harder than to cause damage to videotape.