Convergence Blows Through Comdex
Then, Sony, Philips, Mitsubishi, Yamaha and Hewlett Packard announced DVD+RW. It offers about 3 GB of storage and is generally compatible with previous CD media.
Pioneer showed DVD R/W, which holds 3.95 GB per side and is mostly compatible with CD-based media.
Finally, NEC weighed in with MMVFF (Multimedia Video File Format). The good news: it holds 5.2 GB. The bad news, it's less compatible with CD-Rs and the like.