DVD'S BIRTH NOT GETTING JOYFUL RECEPTION

Retailers are in no hurry to see the video industry transition from videocassettes to digital videodiscs.While some are quite skeptical about the future of the new format, most are taking a wait-and-see position, with a few expecting to run tests as consumer demand dictates, retailers told SN. But they wonder how quickly consumers with expensive video cameras and large libraries of sell-through tapes

Retailers are in no hurry to see the video industry transition from videocassettes to digital videodiscs.

While some are quite skeptical about the future of the new format, most are taking a wait-and-see position, with a few expecting to run tests as consumer demand dictates, retailers told SN. But they wonder how quickly consumers with expensive video cameras and large libraries of sell-through tapes will take to a new, incompatible technology.

"We've talked about DVD and how

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