LaserDiscs [or LazerDisc if you’re in the USA] were a home video format but never managed to gainwidespread use in the USA, largely due to high costs for the players and video titles themselves and the inability to record TV programs. It was not a popular format in Europe and Australia when first released but was popular in the 1990s . By contrast, the format was much more popular in Japan and South East Asia. Its superior video and audio quality made it a popular choice among videophiles. The technologies and concepts behind LaserDisc were the foundation for later optical disc formats including CD, DVD and Blu-Ray.
Many laserdisc releases had sleeve variant that were interesting for collectors of artists or bands and given their fairly short life, some now have a cult group of collectors who have little interest in playing them but collect them for their artistic value.
Audiophile Vinyl: Why Buy? Audiophile vinyl releases are usually sourced from the original master tapes, allowing for a much closer representation of how the LP originally sounded. They often utilise techniques such as half-speed mastering (said to allow for much more accuracy with frequency), Quadrophonic sound (what we would […]
From The Guardian Post-US election, the band are taking time to reconsider their already completed new LP, which they might alter in light of the result U2 has decided to delay their upcoming album after the surprise victory of Donald Trump, band members said in an interview, as they plan […]
Our Christmas Store is open all hours! We know it’s a tricky thing finding the right collectable for music collectors but we’ve made shopping for them that bit easier. You’ll find a huge array of ideas across all formats and all budgets in our Christmas Store here Explore this week’s top […]