DVD wordt steeds populairder (de hardware althans, schijfjes heb ik nog weinig gezien). Erg duur zijn ze ook niet meer, dus tijd voor een review. Hardwire heeft er eentje van de Creative Labs PC-DVD Encore 5x. Hier wat plakwerk waar je op kunt sabbelen:
We're dawning on a new age of audio and video technology. Everyone knew at some point the VCR would be replaced, and everyone knew the CD-ROM would be replaced, but by what? The answer is DVD. Digital Versatile Disc allows immense amounts of information to be stored on one 5.25" disc, which resembles a CD but in fact is much much more. When CD's were first introduced to the computer world, they were great because they could hold incredible amounts of data and were easy to store. Nowadays it just isn't the same, simply because software is becoming much larger and many titles are being shipped with more than one CD. DVD, with its storage capacity of 8.5 GB (generation 2) per side of a disc has opened up new doors for the computing and the home entertainment world. Not only can computers take advantage of this new opportunity, home theaters can too. DVD discs can hold entire movies on each side, with incredible digital sound and many extra features. The DVD titles which you will find in stores now often have extra movie clips, trailers, cut scenes, as well as a widescreen version on one side and a standard "modified for your TV" version on the other. The greatest thing about this new technology is with just one DVD drive in your computer and a decoder card, you can take advantage of both applications of a DVD disc, computer data and movies. Creative Labs does an excellent job of making this happen with their new PC-DVD Encore 5x kit.
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