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JVC also showed the DH30000 at the CES show in Las Vegas this past January.
Here the 30000 was the centerpiece of their exhibit. The had it set up with a high-end front projector. The screen size was approximately 20 feet.
One of the clips they showed was made especially for them by one of the movie houses and took advantage of the full 28.2 Mbps (ATSC HDTV is 19.3 Mbps) capacity of the 30000. The picture was absolutely awesome.
One of the salesmen said JVC was working very hard on getting agreement with the movie houses that would allow introduction of the 30000 in the US. It would incorporate encryption in the MPEG-2 bitstream. The i.Link would not allow MPEG-2 input or output but only DV input from digital cameras. They expressed that point this way, "DV input (i.LINK, IEEE_1394) for direct dubbing from DV footage".
A major objective on their part is to introduce HDTV movie rentals using the D-VHS format--encrypted of course. They, at that time, had two movie houses lined up to produce them.