Advantages and Disadvantages of DVD

As we know that DVD is a types of compact disk able to store large amount of data, especially high resolution audiovisual material so when you have comparing your data storage options, there is no one size fits at all approaches. At that time you may find DVD storage is perfect for your situation, while another user may find it inconvenient. Here this post gives the information about merits or advantages and disadvantages or demerits of  DVD to better understand this topic.

Advantages of DVDs:

  • Very large storage capacity.
  • Increasing availability.
  • It is easily available in every store.
  • It is portable.
  • High data stability.
  • The DVD drive can read CDs.
  • DVDs are now mass-produced so they are relatively cheap.
  • Sound and picture quality is excellent which makes them suitable for sound and video.
  • Price is dropping for both DVDs as well as for the DVD drives.

Disadvantages of DVDs:

  • DVDs do not work in CD ROM drives.
  • It is not easy to change data.
  • There is no single standard on DVD.
  • When we have to use DVD,  it has built-in copy protection and regional lockout.
  • Still a relatively new technology so still expensive compared to CD-ROMs and VCR.
  • It require a burning software to record some information to it.
  • DVD uses digital compression. poorly compressed audio or video may be like fuzzy, harsh or vague and blocky.
  • DVD doesn't fully support HDTV.
  • They can be easily damaged by breaking or by some of the scratching.
  • Some DVD players and drives can't read record-able DVDs.
  • Some DVD players and drives can't read CDs.
  • View a few players can play in reverse at normal speed.
  • Variations and options such as like DVD audio, DVD-VR and DTS audio tracks are not supported by all players.
  • Most of the DVD players and drives can't read DVD-RAM discs.

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