Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs
1995, initialism from Digital Video Disc, later changed to Digital Versatile Disc.
Earlier this year, electronics giant Toshiba positioned the first DVD players available in the U.S. as a home entertainment unit (retail price $600). ["Black Enterprise" magazine, June 1997]
An abbreviation for digital versatile disc or digital video disc. A DVD is a high-capacity disc storage system. It is often preferred to move videotapes for its superior sound and video quality.