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DVD: The Death Knell of Laserdisc 26:12

DVD: The Death Knell of Laserdisc

You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Well, it had a good run. Although Laserdisc could never really get off the ground, it had a reasonable showing in the high end video market. Intended as a mass market product, Laserdisc would never get there. But DVD... well that's a whole other story. In 7 or 8 years, DVD went from being introduced to being everywhere, and it is still selling pretty well in the face of streaming services such as Netflix. Just how long DVD can cling to lif

Laserdisc's Failure: What Went Wrong 18:05

Laserdisc's Failure: What Went Wrong

You can support this channel on Patreon! Link below Laserdisc didn't have an easy start. In this video, we take a look at the first few years of Laserdisc's existence. Though many articles or videos talking about Laserdisc will blame the high cost of discs and the inability to record, those problems are only partially to blame. Here's a link to the entire playlist on Laerdisc: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv0jwu7G_DFUoByWSHHoSTlUIxY7VkJLi The ad mentioned in the video: http://farm9.

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Bell & The Invention of Artificial Sound 13:12

Bell & The Invention of Artificial Sound

Alexander Graham Bell is famous for his invention of the telephone. In 1876, his dev

Edison's Impression: Laying Sound into a Groove 17:33

Edison's Impression: Laying Sound into a Groove

Bell's invention, the telephone, was the first device capable of reproducing sound.

Emile Berliner's Fix: Flatten the Cylinder to a Disc 21:32

Emile Berliner's Fix: Flatten the Cylinder to a Disc

Thomas Edison's cylinder phonograph was fantastic, no doubt. Can you imagine what it

The Vacuum Tube and the Invention of Radio 10:56

The Vacuum Tube and the Invention of Radio

In today's episode of technology connections, we take a look at the vacuum tube. Thi

From Radio Waves to Electric Grooves:  Electrical Sound Recording 11:40

From Radio Waves to Electric Grooves: Electrical Sound Recording

Once we figured out how to amplify a signal with a vacuum tube, the possibilities bec

Tape Recording: Taking the Electromagnet to a Whole New Level 17:31

Tape Recording: Taking the Electromagnet to a Whole New Level

Rather than use electromagnets to cut a groove, why not use them with other magnets?


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