EMILY: I don’t need a DVD player.
LORELAI: Well, why not? Then you could buy all those musicals you love and watch them whenever you felt like it.
DVD player, a machine for playing DVD (Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc) digital optical discs. They first became available in the US in 1997, and by the middle of 2003, DVD rentals outsold video rentals for the first time.