Do you know what these TV, DVD and CD acronyms and symbols mean?

You may say them and use them frequently, but do you actually know what these acronyms and symbols mean?

When television first became mainstream, the word itself was used much more than it is today. The acronym TV pretty much takes the cake when it comes to talking about the entertainment device. 

It might just be the most common acronym used in the field, and everyone knows TV stands for television. But what about some of the other acronyms and symbols that have popped up over the years? Do you know what they mean?

Take a look at the acronyms and symbols below and see if you can figure out what they mean, or what function they serve. If you love vintage and nostalgic technology, especially for classic music, be sure to check out our brand new MeTV Mall!

Good luck!

  1. What does CD stand for?
  2. We know you've heard the term CD-ROM. Do you know what the ROM stands for?
  3. What does VCR stand for?
  4. How about DVD? What does this acronym stand for?
  5. Do you know what VHS stands for?
  6. Now, let's check out some symbols you would regularly see on a VCR, DVD player, CD player or cassette tape player. What does this symbol mean?
  7. How about this one?
  8. This means...
  9. What does this symbol mean?
  10. This one means...

Do you know what these TV, DVD and CD acronyms and symbols mean?

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104 Comments

grandpa5741 24 days ago
7 of 10, I was “pressing” on this one.🇺🇸📼
bnichols23 28 days ago
Gimmes all. Too easy for anybody from the 80s. :)
120766 1 month ago
My shoes are to tight to
Rewind.
DubSackSC 1 month ago
9/20 I hosed up #9
There were only 10 questions. How did you answer to 20?
jimmyvici 1 month ago
10/10👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌
TheOnlyONE 1 month ago
10/10. It was the obvious answers.
lee224 1 month ago
Number 10 is a previous track plus rewind. To rewind you have to hold the button. No CD player has separate buttons for previous track and rewind.
Steve67 1 month ago
9/10, Right when I was thinking this was the easiest quiz I slipped up on #10
JimmyD 1 month ago
9/10 Missed the previous track one, and I own and still use all of these.
Ready2go 1 month ago
8/10. Thought DVD was digital video disk.
TheSentinel Ready2go 1 month ago
According to Wikipedia, it can stand for either one. I guess MeTV just chose to use the second definition.
JHP 1 month ago
10/10 eezy peezy - gees - must be the season for quizzes:)
327053 1 month ago
Always loved the bass the Hi-Fi stereo VCR would put out! 😳
Pastorgman 1 month ago
10/10! I still have a VHS player and tapes! LoL!
Lantern Pastorgman 1 month ago
Remember to Be Kind - Rewind!
Pastorgman Lantern 1 month ago
If you don’t Blockbuster will charge you a ‘Rewind’ fee!
Lantern Pastorgman 29 days ago
Blockbuster - who are they?😀
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