Optical Media CDs, DVDs, LaserDiscs

The Floppy Disk

Floppy disks were becoming obsolete so we needed to upgrade and so we did. with CD's, Laserdisks, and DVD's

Although research into optical data storage has been ongoing for many decades, the first popular system was the Compact Disc, introduced in 1982, adapted from audio (CD-DA) to data storage (the CD-ROM format) with the 1985 Yellow Book, and re-adapted as the first mass market optical storage medium with CD-R and CD-RW in 1988.

DVD” was originally an initialism for “Digital Video Disc”. Some members of the DVD Forum believe that it should stand for “Digital Versatile Disc” to reflect its widespread use for non-video applications. Toshiba, which maintains the official DVD Forum site, adheres to the interpretation of “Digital Versatile Disc”. The DVD Forum never reached a consensus on the matter, however, and so today the official name of the format is simply “DVD”; the letters do not officially stand for anything
Compact disc (CD) is a digital optical disc data storage format released in 1982 and co-developed by Philips and Sony. The format was originally developed to store and play only sound recordings but was later adapted for storage of data (CD-ROM). Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage (CD-R), rewritable media (CD-RW), Video Compact Disc (VCD), Super Video Compact Disc (SVCD), Photo CD, PictureCD, CD-i, and Enhanced Music CD.
A Laserdisc player is an electro-mechanical device designed to play video (analog) and audio (analog or digital) stored on Laserdisc. Laserdisc was the first optical disc format marketed to consumers; it was introduced by MCA DiscoVision in 1978.
Blockbuster and Netflix DVD's

After many years of booming business the blockbuster franchise has just about come extinction and while Netflix used to send DVD's out and about to the world, this has sadly ended but with the fall of DVD's, Laserdisks and CD's has lead to a new age of internet streaming.

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