Ten Years Later, The Laser Disk Learns To Record

When Pioneer Electronic Corp. brought out the first laser-videodisk players 10 years ago, film buffs jumped on them, but ordinary shoppers balked. Image quality was excellent because laser disks pack more picture elements in each frame than videocassettes do. But unlike videocassettes, LDs could play only prerecorded material. A decade later, Pioneer has finally taken the next step: a model that can record moving pictures.

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