* Posts by Steve

1 post • joined 14 Jan 2009

Pioneer calls a halt to LaserDisc hardware production

Steve

Why support a format that can be easily copied

Among other reasons, LD was never really embraced by studios because the discs could not be copy protected. As soon as DVD came out which could be copy protected LD was dropped.

People also did not like flipping discs in the middle of a movie or changing disc if the movie was over 2 hours.

I still have my old LD player and the original Star Wars disc where Han shoots first.

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