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The quick and easy answer is because they allow for higher quality video and sound. For the more complex answer, I refer you to Wikipedia's article on DVDs, particularly the History section (, which lays out how IBM helped get the two camps behind the MMCD and the SD to eventually agree on the DVD.

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Were dvds around before 1997?

DVDs were invented in 1995.

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Soren T. S.

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CD's, DVDs, but they did not come on the market until 2002.

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Many companies (eg. Sony, Warner Brothers, LG etc.) came together and invented together.

What is the diff between CD and DVD?

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When were the DVDs invented?

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HD DVDS are DVDs that can be played on high definition TV players. The regular DVD can be played on any TV and is not in the same definition as the HD DVDs.

Can you watch DVDs on all computers?

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What main purpose was the DVD invented?

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singular DVD, plural DVDs (digital versatile discs)

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When did they start making DVDs?

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Why a CD drive cannot run a DVD while a DVD player is able to run cds?

Well now, think about it. CDs were invented years before DVDs, so it's likely that CD drives will not incorporate the advanced technology needed to run DVDs.

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Ireland is in Region 2 for DVDs, so Region 4 DVDs will not play in Ireland.

Can you watch DVDs on a PS3?

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Does the Playstation play DVDs?

No only the PS2 and PS3 can play DVDs