In order to monitor and keep the format compliance in the markets with regard to DVD, DVD FLLC has periodically and voluntarily carried out the Market Inspection (MI), a conformance test of DVD products collected by random sampling in the markets under necessary supports by the DVD Class-A Verification Laboratories.
The tests are conducted under certain parameters in the Test Specifications, which the Licensees use for mandatory Verification of their DVD Products.
This year's Market Inspection (MI2013) is currently in operation. The subject product is the DVD-Video player (with/without the BD playback functionality). The DVD FLLC also plans a MI for DVD-Video discs. The inspection includes a number of important technical items from the physical and file-system formats. The results will be used as reference for the future MI as well.
Should there be the product that has a non-compliant technical item found by the MI, then, DVD FLLC contacts its manufacturer-Licensee and asks for improvement.
A summary and overview of the MI2013 results will be provided in a "Subscriber only" page on the DVD FLLC's web-site, once the MI is completed in the near future.