DVD VHS costs

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Does it cost more to manufacture a DVD in comparison to a VHS cassette.I
know the technical advantages of the DVD but am only concerned with the
cost difference in manufacturing.



Re: DVD VHS costs

> Does it cost more to manufacture a DVD in comparison to a VHS cassette.I
> know the technical advantages of the DVD but am only concerned with the
> cost difference in manufacturing.
>


Each one uses a molding process and the a recording.  VHS needs component
assembly, DVD does not.  VHS has a higher part weight, higher volume per
unit, so it costs more to store/ship/move inventory.  VHS is an analog
format, and most likely limited in the speed of duplication, DVD, from what
I can see, would be easier to establish unmanned (direct labor free)
automated duplication processes.

I would have to think mfg costs are lower for DVD, all around.




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