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Lindylou | 11:29 Thu 19th May 2005 | Film, Media & TV
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One of my colleagues asked me this morning what do the initials DVD stand for - and I realise I have absolutely no idea!  Help please all you lovely Abers!

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Digital Versatile Disk
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Thanks Ratbag - I'm sure you're not really a .........
Also 'Digital Video Disk'.
The original acronym stood for "digital video disc". However, many of the members of the DVD Forum felt the medium went beyond just video, but the alternative suggestion "versatile" has never been official. In 1999 the DVD Forum decreed that DVD, as an international standard, is simply three letters. See DVD FAQ.
The Microsoft Manual of Style (for Technical Publications) states that DVD stands for "digital video disc and expressly forbids spelling out the acronym as "digital versatile disc".
Seems a bit odd, since almost all DVD logos state their type after the letters DVD i.e. DVD Video, DVD ROM etc.
All my DVDs say Digital Versatile Disk at the bottom of the case

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