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See also: LaserDisc
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The Digital Versatile Disc is a digital optical disc storage format commonly used for movies and television shows. It was introduced in Japan in November 1996 and in the U.S. in April 1997. They are the successors to laserdiscs.

HD (High Definition) DVD was the next improvement but it lost out to competitor, Blu-Ray. Many productions now come out simultaneously on regular DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download and 4K.

Fannish Purposes

DVDs have been used for viewing parties and for Songtape Collections.