What is LaserDisc

As audio and video technologies continue to evolve and merge, it is now easy to sit at a desk or pick up a cell phone and enjoy a theater-quality experience with ultra-high-definition images and high-fidelity surround sound. But today, in 2024, does anyone still remember or know the term LD?

LD (LaserDisc) was born in 1981 and was the same size as a regular vinyl record, hence the term ‘picture record’. But the LD was heavier than a record, weighing more than twice as much. the LD was similar to a CD on the outside, glistening, and on the inside it combined video and audio technology, the first time the two were combined at a time when optical disks didn’t exist.

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