Remember when video discs were the size of LPs?

Years ago, long before the dawn of the DVD or Blu-ray formats, consumer video was strictly completely analog programming until the first implementation of the LaserDisc. The 12-inch double-sided LaserDisc like a giant CD, but the video was encoded analog on two single-sided aluminum discs layered plastic. Discs that began in 1978 had analog audio tapes, discs, but later introduced digital stereo sound. Millions of players have been sold in the United States, but was LaserDisc, even at the height of its popularity, niche format that appeals primarily to videophiles. He had much more success in Japan, and was used in 10 percent of all households. LaserDisc video quality is a big step forward from VHS and Beta. Pioneer LaserDisc players, starting with the VP-1000 in 1980, dominated the market, but in 1981, RCA began a format war with its minor analogue video discs (DEC disk LP-grooved as video), but the lower system quickly disappeared.

My friends who have large collections were skeptical LaserDisc to DVD quality, and were not satisfied with the first compression artifacts DVD. Supporters gleefully pointed LaserDisc poor DVD transfers, mounted with aliasing, blotching, and misfortunes of pixilation. LaserDiscs were 100 percent without compression. There were significant problems of compatibility DVD, some discs will not play in some players. I spoke with Geoff Morrison about his views on LaserDisc, and he said, "There was a natural softness to the image, because it was analog, and most TVs [the time ] there was not a radical change between a good first LaserDisc and DVD. "Even the Criterion Collection, known to release editions delightfully restored classic films, did not immediately abandon Laserdisc format.

To be fair, it did not take long for all engineers to solve problems DVD mastering, but the first time it seemed that we would have an analog vs digital war on our hands. It does not happen, but the true believers LaserDisc kept the faith long after DVD reigned supreme. Pioneer has continued to sell players and the DVD era and ceased production in 2009.

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