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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2018, 03:44 
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Hello everyone,

Our friend amaroc from Poland has been kind enough to send me low-res (200dpi) and high-res (600dpi) scans of an old quarterly UK LD magazine Laser Disc Review.

I nice chunk of LD retail history unfolding over the years.

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I created a specific subdomain for this: http://magazines.lddb.com

Currently 22 issues uploaded, check by year:


Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Laser Disc Review (UK magazine) scans
PostPosted: 04 Sep 2018, 16:24 
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Thanks to amaroc & yourself for giving us the chance to see these on here :thumbup: .

Very interesting & some of the info contained within is quite eye-opening, we were really lucky that the LD format survived past the first couple or three years of its introduction here in the UK. Well known that it was somewhat fraught but the numbers pressed being talked about in such low numbers was lower than I expected & I was aware that the sales figures (hardware & software) were rather small even given that it was a "new" format.

Thanks again & I have got some retro catching up to do.

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Has anyone else checked these out?

Really interesting & some of the info is quite eye opening.

Any similar US magazines of the same nature?

Thanks again for posting these on here for us.

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Beautiful, thank you!!!!!
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So cool! Thank you very much for sharing.
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thank you very much for sharing!! some great stuff from LD's formative years, at least for the British market...
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 Post subject: Re: Laser Disc Review (UK magazine) scans
PostPosted: 08 Jul 2019, 22:08 
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Nice to read this thread. I was an avid reader of this magazine back in the day - a new issue popping through the letterbox would always brighten up my day with thoughts of the wonders of technology and dreams of actually owning some of it... I even had a couple of my letters published :-)

The picture in the first post was actually from my ebay auction! A few years ago I decided I wanted to get the full set of the magazines (I was missing the early ones), but this meant buying some 'job lots' so I ended up with a lot of duplicates which I needed to sell. Surprisingly there wasn't a lot of interest - people may pay huge sums for a MUSE LD but are not so interested in the actual history of the format...

The magazine ended with issue 52 in 1995, due mostly to lack of profitability. At this point DVD was on the way, although it had not been named- there were two competing systems, "HDCD" (not the later audio format) and "SDD". Reading the article, I can't work out which of these became DVD, or if DVD was a mixture of both...

I wonder what happened to the publisher/author, Philip Parr? Reading his final editorial, it seems he got a little disillusioned with the LD format when he stopped producing the magazine. It would be interesting to know if he's still around reading about this stuff on the internet...
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