Did you use a seperate vhs rewinder, /g/?
No. I had a laserdisc because I'm not a pleb.
>Having to stop the movie to flip the disc over.
No need my friend. It's the future.
>Caring about new Wars from Lucas
Yeah it also had the last good version of old Star Wars.
LaserDisc had a number of advantages over VHS. It featured a far sharper picture with a horizontal resolution of 425 TVL lines for NTSC and 440 TVL lines for PAL discs, while VHS featured only 240 TVL lines
>double the resolution
Err, but we were just talking about VHS and Laserdisc. Are you saying those consumers skipped both and waited for DVD?
That's what it sounds like you're saying.
PS2/DVD was the death of every format that came prior. Obviously.
Laser Discs offer true full-bandwidth uncompressed, uncopyguarded video. When used with an analog video line doubler and data- grade video display, a good laser disc can easily outperform it's (unprocessed) DVD counterpart.
>If I use $2000+ dollar equipment I will get maybe slightly better results compared to every shitty $20 equipment, so it's better.
I think I just have a soft spot for dead technology. Probably the same reason I bought the last MD player from Sony.
God it's sexy though.
the only time i ever saw a laserdisc was in a kareoke machine at a campsite, in iirc 2002
at least around me, everyone used vhs up until dvd took over, and even then kept using vhs for recording because it was still a cheaper way to record things from tv
i'll take progressive scan component output from a dvd over LD composite any day
sure, dvd's not perfect, ringing artifacts and occational blocking are visible, but it's better than interlacing/composite artifacts
i bet you only used composite output from a dvd player
>running out of arguments
Some DVDs are also interlaced.
Get with the times, this shit is the future
yea, it has ringing and macroblocks (digital compression artifacts) as downsides, but it has progressive scan, higher resolution, and no composite artifacts as upsides
the two are only comparable if you have an interlaced dvd master hooked up over composite, but you'd be gimping dvd in this case