Having both the standard and high definition data content in the MPEG-2 format, the D-VHS digital video format was first introduced by JVC with the support of Hitachi, Matsushita and Philips. The format first used in 1998 employs the same physical cassette format and recording mechanism as VHS. Released in the UK as JVC D-VHS deck, the instrument became very popular with domestic video recordings. The instrument best known as a digital recorder for traditional analog inputs such as domestic analog TV and digiboxes for digital broadcasts was not a bitstream recorder, although it did have a DV input. Using the deck, high quality and cost effective pictures were recorded from D-VHS to S-VHS tapes. The biggest short coming of this D-VHS tape where the D stands for data was the lack of a DV output and RGB input via the SCART connector (PAL territories only as the NTSC versions had component outputs). Though became a huge hit among the domestic users, it failed to compete with its successors like the DVD and the HDD in the wholesale video market.
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