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Posted: 10/28/2006 6:36:37 PM EST
I was told the Beatles were the first group to put out a laser disc. I find this hard to believe.

Need a guru to answer this please.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:40:42 PM EST
Since the Beatles were defunct nearly a decade before the first laser discs were produced, I think this claim is false.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:41:57 PM EST
Are you thinking Laser Disc or COMPACT disc? They are two totally different things.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:48:33 PM EST
Laser disc, the 12" discs that movies first came on...I was told that the Beatles were the first to use this media for music.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:49:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 6:50:44 PM EST by fight4yourrights]
Elvis!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:50:54 PM EST
Better question: Why does it matter?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:53:07 PM EST

Better question: Why does it matter?


Cuz its bugging the shit out me since I cant find it out on the net.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:57:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By CWDraco:
Laser disc, the 12" discs that movies first came on...I was told that the Beatles were the first to use this media for music.




I'm impressed! I thought I was one of the few dinosaurs that had any memory of them. Still have well over 100 in my collection and a Pioneer DVL-919 for them.

As for the original question, I have no idea, but it's a good one.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:02:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By CWDraco:
Laser disc, the 12" discs that movies first came on...I was told that the Beatles were the first to use this media for music.
Look at who owned the technology (MCA and Pioneer, mostly) and who owned the Beatles catalog (ATV) and you'll see that it's not only an improbability, but nearly an impossibility.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:11:40 PM EST
Wiki says the first disc marketed in North America was "Jaws" in 1978, so you can use that as a date to search on/after to narrow things down.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:14:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
Wiki says the first disc marketed in North America was "Jaws" in 1978, so you can use that as a date to search on/after to narrow things down.

that's the first disc I remember. I saw it on a olde episode of NOVA when they were talking about new technologies.
I may still have my Popular Science with the LD on the cover
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:17:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 7:18:55 PM EST by Airwolf]
FOUND IT!!!!!

Damn, I'm good.

www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_search=*&adv_reference=&discard=false&release=1981&release_op=same

Searched 78 and 79, only a couple of discs released then. 80 had a couple more, but 81 is the first music shown.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:27:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2006 7:28:05 PM EST by CWDraco]
OMG its the Beatles "let it be" 1970 original release was set to disc in 1979.


Dude nice searching, I coiuldnt find shit on it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:36:35 PM EST
I have no idea, but I came into the possession of a laser disc player years ago when I got it in a trade (along with $50) for an old computer. The guy didn't know any better and told me it was a DVD player. I was disappointed, so I put it on eBay a while later. Imagine my shock when the thing sold for $161.

I didn't know people would pay so much for defunct technology but I was wrong.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:50:54 PM EST

I didn't know people would pay so much for defunct technology but I was wrong


Cuz when the aliens find voyager and bring the laser disc back to us they will need a way to play it......
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:52:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By CWDraco:

I didn't know people would pay so much for defunct technology but I was wrong


Cuz when the aliens find voyager and bring the laser disc back to us they will need a way to play it......


They'll use Persis Khambatta to play it!!!

Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:56:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By CWDraco:

I didn't know people would pay so much for defunct technology but I was wrong


Cuz when the aliens find voyager and bring the laser disc back to us they will need a way to play it......


Believe it or not the Voyager disks are a PHONOGRAPH RECORD. NASA included the stylus and cartridge along with instructions on how to use them.

voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html
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