Discovery of LaserDiscs


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LaserDiscs discovery

LaserDisc (abbreviated as LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold and marketed as MCA DiscoVision in the United States in 1978. Although the format was capable of offering higher-quality video and audio than its consumer rivals, VHS and Betamax videotape, LaserDisc never managed to gain widespread use in North America, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs, though it eventually did gain some traction in that region to become somewhat popular in the 1990s. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australasia. By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and in the more affluent regions of Southeast Asia, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, and was the prevalent rental video medium in Hong Kong during the 1990s. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles and film enthusiasts during its lifespan. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including Compact Disc (CD), DVD and Blu-ray (BD).

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CoverCat. no.TitleArtistYearRating
Picture of 5799 - 80 The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy by artist Douglas Adams from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes library5799 - 80The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxyDouglas Adams19933
Picture of EE 1158 Doctor Who - The ark in space by artist Robert Holmes / John Lucarotti from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryEE 1158Doctor Who - The ark in spaceRobert Holmes / John Lucarotti19883
Picture of EE 1202 Doctor Who - The day of the Daleks by artist Louis Marks from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryEE 1202Doctor Who - The day of the DaleksLouis Marks19723
Picture of EE 1203 Doctor Who - Terror of the Zygons by artist Robert Banks Stewart from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryEE 1203Doctor Who - Terror of the ZygonsRobert Banks Stewart19753
Picture of BBCL 2003 Doctor Who - Revenge of the Cybermen by artist Gerry Davis from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryBBCL 2003Doctor Who - Revenge of the CybermenGerry Davis19753
Picture of BBCL 2012 Doctor Who - The brain of Morbius by artist Robin Bland from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryBBCL 2012Doctor Who - The brain of MorbiusRobin Bland19763
Picture of 5092 - 80 Doctor Who - The day of the Daleks (US import) by artist Louis Marks from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes library5092 - 80Doctor Who - The day of the Daleks (US import)Louis Marks19723
Picture of ROTC??????? Doctor Who - Revenge of the Cybermen (Edited) by artist Gerry Davis from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryROTC???????Doctor Who - Revenge of the Cybermen (Edited)Gerry Davis19753
Picture of TBOM??????? Doctor Who - The brain of Morbius (Edited) by artist Robin Bland from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryTBOM???????Doctor Who - The brain of Morbius (Edited)Robin Bland19763
Picture of TM?????? Doctor Who - The movie by artist Matthew Jacobs from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryTM??????Doctor Who - The movieMatthew Jacobs19963