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T.B.
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      01-24-2008
"Richard C." wrote:

>>>=================================
>>>Actually, LD was developed long before VHS.
>>>Sales of commercial LDS and players started in 1977.

>>
>> You're an idiot. It was late December, '78.
>>
>> VHS came out in September, '76.
>>
>> One was before I graduated High School, and the other was after, and I
>> remember them both quite distinctly.

>
> ========================
> As I said: LD was DEVELOPED long before VHS. That is a fact.
> Sales in test areas started in 1977.
> MCA had working prototypes in 1969.
>
> I have this magazine:
> http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/popsci.htm
>
> also:
> Laserdisc technology, using a transparent disc, was invented by David Paul
> Gregg in 1958 (and patented in 1961 and 1969). By 1969 Philips had
> developed a videodisc in reflective mode, which has great advantages over
> the transparent mode. MCA and Philips decided to join their efforts. They
> first publicly demonstrated the videodisc in 1972. LD was first available
> on the market, in Atlanta, on December 15, 1978, two years after the VHS
> VCR and four years before the CD, which is based on laserdisc technology.
> Philips produced the players and MCA the discs. The Philips/MCA
> cooperation was not successful, and discontinued after a few years.
> Several of the scientists responsible for the early research (Richard
> Wilkinson, Ray Deakin, and John Winslow) founded Optical Disc Corporation
> (now ODC Nimbus), and that company is still the world leader in optical
> disc mastering technology
>
> http://www.retrothing.com/2006/02/mca_laserdisc_t.html
> etc etc.....
>
> Now who is the idiot?


Umm, what you quote indicates that "LD was first available on the market, in
Atlanta, on December 15, 1978" about "two years after the VHS VCR" and the
other guy (aka Darkmatter or whatever screen name he's using this week)
claimed "It was late December, '78" and that "VHS came out in September,
'76" which basically is exactly what your article backs up.

T.B.

 
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StickThatInYourPipeAndSmokeIt
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      01-24-2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:02:25 GMT, Derek Janssen
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Derek Janssen wrote:
>>
>> And yes, I know we're AVD'ers are all deeply scarred and neurotically
>> traumatized and untrustful--with any mention of the B or P-words
>> haunting us with the ghosts of Blu-D00d--

>
>In fact, want to watch half the group suddenly develop nervous eye
>twitches?--It's easy, just watch:
>
><stands up>
>
><ahem>
>
>......"CASINO ROYALE"!
>
>Derek Janssen (<twitch!...twitch!...>) >_o
>(E-Mail Removed)



Quite the ball buster!
 
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Corbomite Carrie
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      01-24-2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:33:00 -0800, "Richard C." <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>"Corbomite Carrie" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:58:42 -0800, "Richard C." <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>"Bill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>news:fBrlj.13535$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Also, work on what was to become the Laser Disc was already underway in
>>>> the early 70s.
>>>
>>>=================================
>>>Actually, LD was developed long before VHS.
>>>Sales of commercial LDS and players started in 1977.

>>
>> You're an idiot. It was late December, '78.
>>
>> VHS came out in September, '76.
>>
>> One was before I graduated High School, and the other was after, and I
>> remember them both quite distinctly.

>
>========================
>As I said: LD was DEVELOPED long before VHS. That is a fact.
>Sales in test areas started in 1977.
>MCA had working prototypes in 1969.
>
>I have this magazine:
>http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/popsci.htm
>
>also:
>Laserdisc technology, using a transparent disc, was invented by David Paul
>Gregg in 1958


Funny claim, since the first laser was in 1960.

> (and patented in 1961 and 1969).


I question the '61 patent, and could see the '69 patent as valid.

snipped "history".

>Now who is the idiot?


You are.

http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/vhs.html

That was the first model, so you know the development was a couple
years before that at the very least.
 
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      01-24-2008
Corbomite Carrie wrote:

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> You're an idiot. It was late December, '78.
>
> VHS came out in September, '76.
>
> One was before I graduated High School, and the other was after, and I
> remember them both quite distinctly.


And, judging from the above posting, am surprised that you ever managed
to graduate from high school
 
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Corbomite Carrie
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      01-25-2008
On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 11:55:32 -0500, Bill <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Corbomite Carrie wrote:
>
>>
>> You're an idiot. It was late December, '78.
>>
>> VHS came out in September, '76.
>>
>> One was before I graduated High School, and the other was after, and I
>> remember them both quite distinctly.

>
>And, judging from the above posting, am surprised that you ever managed
>to graduate from high school



**** off, you retarded little asswipe.
 
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