Supported Video Formats
Not all receivers can play all video media standards. Select your receiver by the standard of video media you will most want to view.\r\nIf you own a computer with a CD burner, video format will be an important consideration.
\r\nVCD stands for 'Video Compact Disc' and referes to a CD that contains moving pictures and sound. VCDs use an encoding standard called MPEG-1 to store the video and audio.
\r\nSVCD (Super Video CD) is an MPEG-2 Video CD, with higher image resolution than a VCD.
\r\nDivX is based on the MPEG-4 compression format. MPEG-4 is a standard of video compression that is both high quality and low bitrate. Some call MPEG-4 the "MP3 of the video world". Its quality can range from net-streaming quality to as good as DVD.
\r\nVHS refers to the the large home video cassettes that are used in standard home VCRs. Because they are bulky and display lower quality video than other, newer formats, they are slowly being replaced by many newer digital medias. S-VHS and Super-VHS provide higher resolution.
\r\nDVD is short for digital versatile disc or digital video disc, a type of optical disk technology similar to the CD-ROM. A DVD holds a minimum of 4.7 GB of data, enough for a full-length movie. It is now the favored standard for most digital movie releases and rentals.
\r\nDigital8 is mostly used as a camcorder media. It records digital video onto an 8mm cassette that can hold 2.5 hours of video at a resolution of about 500 lines.