Re: LD vs. DVD vs. VCR (Was-Re:[gundam] MG Gundams are coming toAmerica, Read on!!)

cliff boese (
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:43:26 PDT

here is my two cents worth, I think that vcd is the best. You can get
most jap anime titles subbed or dibbed in english, and most movies.
You can not record onto them, but that is true with all digital non
vhs media, There is no or very little demand to get rid of the vhs
vcr at the time, if you remember, beta came out after vhs, was sopose
to be better, bombed out, never herd from it again, but anyhow, if
dvd gets older, you will find recorders with in two years, people
have only scratched the surface of what a dvd can do. If you think
about it, you could compress music on it, and with a decoder,
probably store over 3 cd's worth or more in songs on it (kind of like
a super mini disk) and with multi angles, dvd rom, interaction, and
probabaly a form of dvd-r or dvd recorder for computer, the
posibilitys are endless, also if you want to find a ld or dvd player,
look at

they have old and new ones from 20.00 and up (working)

>Subject: LD vs. DVD vs. VCR (Was-Re:[gundam] MG Gundams are coming
toAmerica, Read on!!)
>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:04:51 EDT
>In a message dated 4/15/1999 5:45:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
>> ou can still get the new releases on LD through Ken Crane's at a
>> price ( - get on their ML if you haven't
>> you'll get a list of new releases every week. Occassionally they
also have
>> blow-outs at incredible prices.
>> Personally I think should do LDs, since this is a perfect
format for
>> anime, because there are no side flipping issues for OVAs that
come in 30
>> minute episodes. It becomes a bigger issue when we're talking
about 2-hour
>> features.
>I think it is a good idea for Gundam to be releaed on DVD in the US,
but I
>see no point in releasing them on LD since the US LD market is dead.
I always
>wanted an LD player, but couldn't affored one. Same goes for DVD.
Most US
>citizens have VCR's, but don't want/can't justify buying one for
just movies.
>I wish they would come out with a DVD player or a digital medium
that plays
>movies and can record TV shows like a VCR, but that will replace the
VCR, not
>just turn into another niche market/product. Digital is the way to
go, but
>unless theirs a Digital medium that replaces the VCR, DVD or any
>medium will not get the attention that a VCR does, even though DVD
is better.
>If I could buy a DVD player that plays DVD's and that can record TV
>like a VCR can, then I would scrape together money and some how one,
if it
>can replace my VCR and be widely recognized and replace the VCR as
the main
>movie and recording medium. I wholeally agree that DVD and LD is
better, but
>not if I still have to use my VCR to record TV show. VHS tapes may
not last
>forever and VCR's do wear out, but with a VCR I can play movies and
record TV
>shows. Sorry for the long post, OT, rant,. I hope that didn't sound
rude or
>anything :)
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