A rare 1984 LaserDisc containing 30 minutes of behind-the-scenes "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" footage is recovered from Lucasfilm's EditDroid archives.
It wasn't hard to pick the top story in this week's discussion: we wondered what would happen to Apple, with Steve Jobs taking some time off. Plus, the demise of lovely LaserDisc
Pioneer--the last major electronics manufacturer to continue making LD players--has recently cut the lifeline of this antique video format.
The analog vs. digital debates aren't limited to audio. There were more than a few analog video holdouts when the DVD debuted in 1997.
Entertaining "Star Wars" outtake footage that few have seen (until now) makes its way onto the Web.
Even the most die-hard LP fans concede its many flaws, so why didn't the LP fade away a few years after the CD was introduced?
From 1981 to 1984 RCA marketed the CED VideoDisc system. It never had a chance.
Sony launched the Compact Disc format in Japan on October 1, 1982.
After two years, Oppo has announced two new Blu-ray players, the BDP-103 and BDP-105, which feature HDMI inputs as well as outputs and upscaling to 4K resolution.
Director Steven Spielberg says the new restored version of the film looks better than the movie people saw in theaters in 1975 -- and we agree.