When were DVD players invented and by who?
The DVD player was a collaboration of the electronic companies Sony, Mitsubishi, JVC and many others. It was developed in the 1990's in Japan and released in the United States in 1997.
The first DVD players were introduced in Japan and also Canada in November 1996, and DVD players were first available in the United States in March 1997. The first commercially available DVD player in the United States was the Sony DVP-S7000 in 1997 produced at Sony's Terre Haute Indiana plant, the cost was $970 USD.