DVD vs. CD Players?
Posted 06 December 2002 - 03:40 AM
My dad asked me "if he could watch DVD's on his computer."
I said "only if you have a DVD drive."
He said "why can't i play them on a normal CD drive."
I said "because it can't read DVD's"
So after thinking about that response, although true, is not that informative. So i'm asking what the technical difference is between the two? Is it because of the compression on DVD that need a different type of laser/reader?
Posted 06 December 2002 - 09:34 AM
the simplest technical comparison is to poitn out that a 200 GB hard drive looks teh same as a 500 MB hard drive, but they are very different.
Posted 06 December 2002 - 04:13 PM
Posted 10 December 2002 - 05:48 PM
Posted 10 December 2002 - 06:37 PM
This should answer that exact question - Yes, they are made of similar materials, but the the actual construction of a DVD is much more difficult than a CD, and therefore one is a bit more expensive. Scroll down past the plain text intro and you should get a chart showing the differences in thickness, etc. ^_^
Posted 02 July 2003 - 02:02 AM
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