A DVD player is a electronic gadget which plays DVD video and audio discs. It plays the discs with the help of reflected laser beam. Normally these players are also capable to play CD audio, video and even picture CD. In the year 1997 the first DVD player model was introduced in the market. Before the DVD players arrived into the market, the laser discs were very popular. But with several attractive features, DVD players have replaced them.
DVD players produces high quality audio and video output. This is so because of the digital format. It delivers twice the picture quality of VHS format. These devices are so advanced that that it can easily compete with home theatre. The new generation DVD players come with the capability to hold video, audio and even computer data.
There are several companies out there in the market which manufacture superior quality DVD players. The names are Sony, Philips, Videocon Panasonic, Bosch etc.The players do read a DVD disc in ISO – UDF version 1.2 format. It also can read and obey the DVD's regional lockout codes and display a warning if the player is not authorised to play the DVD discs. The players decode the MPEG-2 video stream with a maximum of 10 Mbit/s. It decodes sound in MP2, AC3 or PCM formats and produces output on stereo, optical or electric digital connector. The gadgets normally comes with a remote control. A remote with simple layout ad visibility labelled functions makes the navigation easy for the user.
Mostly the DVD players can be connected to a television set. In this case, if television set supports component video input then the required DVD player would be component video output. There are also some small portable players are available in the market which have an attached LCD screen. With the gradual demand of DVD players, the manufacturers are now coming with new and innovating brands of DVD Players. Tuning with the traditional rules of market the price has increased.