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Found: Old LaserDisc with never-before-seen 'Star Wars' footage

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.

By Oct. 25, 2013


Cue sad music: LaserDisc format officially dead

Pioneer--the last major electronics manufacturer to continue making LD players--has recently cut the lifeline of this antique video format.

By Jan. 16, 2009


CNET UK Podcast 119: Goodbye to Steve and LaserDisc

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

By Jan. 16, 2009


Remember when video discs were the size of LPs?

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.

By Feb. 17, 2013


Rare 'Star Wars' blooper reel emerges on YouTube

Entertaining "Star Wars" outtake footage that few have seen (until now) makes its way onto the Web.

By Oct. 28, 2013


Poll: If digital audio is so great, why didn't it kill the LP?

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?

By Jul. 24, 2013


RCA's 'video LP' format, doomed from the start?

From 1981 to 1984 RCA marketed the CED VideoDisc system. It never had a chance.

By Feb. 4, 2012


It was 30 years ago today the CD began to play

Sony launched the Compact Disc format in Japan on October 1, 1982.

By Oct. 1, 2012


'Jaws' looks killer on Blu-ray

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.

By Aug. 14, 2012