Sony and JVC are cooperating on a joint venture to develop a D-VHS system featuring IEEE-1394 interface for networking and digital broadcasting.

Counting on JVC’s technical expertise in the D-VHS system arena and Sony’s IEEE-1394 interface know how, the two consumer giants plan to capitalize on the project which will allow the D-VHS video device to connect directly to a set-top box to receive satellite broadcasts or digital terrestrial broadcasts. This promises to provide broad capabilities in recording, playback and transferring of digital video.

D-VHS was developed by JVC as a next-generation VCR technology. Sony’s digital transfer technology was incorporated into the effort to standardize a digital video system for the network age, while supporting a wide range of other applications.

The collaboration signals that a segment of the consumer electronic industry is trying to establish D-VHS as the format of the digital age.

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