DVD: The Death Knell of Laserdisc

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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 life remains to be seen, but you can still stroll on into any big box store and pick up a DVD player and some movies to go with it.
This video tells how DVD got started, and why it was able to succeed where Laserdisc failed.

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