Comdex Fall, Las Vegas: DVD ready to play

Martin Veitch live from Comdex, Las Vegas

The big guns in DVD showed off their products at the Comdex trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Lucky Goldstar (LG), Pioneer, Toshiba and Panasonic were among vendors who confirmed they planned to ship DVD-ROM players in the opening months of 1997.

LG said it would ship two models. The first will offer a 1.3Mb/sec transfers and a 170ms access speed while the faster unit will offer 2.7Mb/sec transfer and 150ms access. Both are ATAPI devices and have a 512Kb buffer.

Panasonic said it planned to offer a full range of DVD products aimed at business, consumer, industrial, video editing, in car entertainment and authoring markets.

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