D2

A VTR standard for digital composite (coded) PAL or NTSC signals. It uses 19 mm tape and records up to 208 minutes on a single cassette. Neither cassettes nor recording formats are compatible with D1. Being relatively costly and not offering the advantages of component operation the format has fallen from favor. VTRs have not been manufactured for many years.

See also: Component, D1, D3, DVTR