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DVD (Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. Its main uses are video and data storage. DVDs are commonly used as a medium for digital representation of movies and other multimedia presentations that combine sound with graphics. A DVD is played using a DVD player hooked up to your TV, however newer computers come with DVD drives that can also play DVD movies and display them on your computerís monitor. Some DVDs are interactive. Using your DVD playerís remote, the DVD menus prompt you to navigate the screen to view information or even play a game.
SOFTWARE CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read Only Memory) A compact disc format used to store programs and data files. The CD-ROM uses a different format for recording data than the audio CD , from which it evolved. An audio CD player cannot read CD-ROMs, but CD-ROM drives found on a computer can play audio discs. In the past CD-ROMs have been the standard format for software, however as technology has advanced the industry is seeing a shift towards DVD-ROM as these have more storage capabilities.
DVD-ROM (Digital Video Disc Read Only Memory) DVD-ROM discs are widely used to distribute large software applications that exceed the capacity of a CD-ROM disc. DVD-ROM discs are read in DVD-ROM drives in computers, but typically not in DVD players connected to your TV. However, DVD-ROM drives will play DVD movie discs as well as CD-ROMs and audio CDs.
Console games are more commonly referred to as video games. Each game consists of manipulable images and sounds generated by a video game console system and displayed on a TV. The game itself is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld device connected to the console called a controller. Each console system requires games made specifically for the system. Examples of consoles include the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2 and 3, and Nintendo Wii.