Physical Media for Watching Movies
After the cinema, the next means through which people were able to enjoy films was to do so in their own home. While television sets have already existed, only live television broadcasting was available. Eventually, Television sets became compatible, with the use of media players to air films as well. Throughout modern history, there have been three popular ways in order for someone to view movies at home, which is a convenient way of doing do, but not as convenient as streaming sites like 123movies. With that said, what are these popular physical media for watching movies that people born today have used at some point in their lives?
This is the analog means of storing films, and made use of a special VHS player. Movies were stored in large, rectangular tapes. Because of its analog nature, it had to be rewound/forwarded in a manual manner, and some made use of specialized tape rewinders. These VHS films usually got more and more blurred every time they were played, but people back in the day consider it to be more cost-efficient than traditional movie-going.
Compact Discs, or CDs is the earliest form of Digital Video Recording. These CDs, however, only had limited storage capacities and thus, one movie is usually stored in as many as 4 CDs. Rewinding and Forwarding, however, was much more conveniently done through these players, and quality drastically improved, so long as the disc is taken good care of.
DVDs, or Digital Video Discs, were dedicated to movies. These discs are still available in the market today. A lot of bonus features can be included in DVD discs, and it’s not necessary to add more discs just so that an entire movie can fit. The quality has even stepped up even more, and so with convenience through the introduction of DVD in terms of watching movies.