VIDEO: Brand new technology: laserdiscs and compact discs (1985)

Someone posted this on the Steve Hoffman board and wanted to pass it along. This is from The Nightlife Show in 1985 hosted by someone named Kerry Decker, and in it he shows us the fantastic capabilities of laserdiscs and the compact disc. By the time this aired, the compact disc had been on the market for three years and very few rock and pop titles were on CD. The laser disc had been on the market for about four or five years, and a lot of people thought it was foolish, the idea that you would watch a movie on a big silver disc but flip it over like a record after each hour.

In 2008, laserdiscs are no longer in production and CD’s seem to be heading towards a devoted niche following.

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