Talk:Video Disks

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Would VD still be an acronym for "Venereal Disease?" BoArthur 12:54, 4 December 2006 (PST)

What's wrong with STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)? <g> Mind you, it might be fun if the marketing people didn't notice that until too late! Zahir 13:16, 4 December 2006 (PST)
Like the Chevy Nova in Mexico? (No va doesn't go...) maybe, and that might have precipitated the change over to STD (at least in english). BoArthur 14:50, 4 December 2006 (PST)
Makes sense. I find myself intrigued with the question of where this technology was developed and first merchandized? Zahir 18:13, 4 December 2006 (PST)
China. Definitely... VD smacks of Engrish. BoArthur 19:48, 4 December 2006 (PST)

If it was invented in Japan, maybe Eizoban (映像盤) for Video Disk and Eizobanki (映像盤機) for "Video Disk Recorder/Player", instead of "Video Disk" and "Video Disk Recorder". I suspect that with English being less dominant *there* than *here*, many more inventions would use names from the country of their origin (or Greek/Latin, of course), rather than English names being given to practically everything regardless of nation of origin. Nik 19:45, 14 December 2006 (PST)


A suggestion I made in this article is that there are at least two major formats. There is the VD format, developed, perhaps, in the NAL, or perhaps Ireland? And then there's the Japanese Eizoban, they are not interchangeable, and in some areas, both technologies may exist in competition. Nik 20:57, 15 December 2006 (PST)

Good addition. I would suggestion that perhaps this technology was developed by the Japanese, Irish and Americans more-or-less at the same time? Ireland seems more technologically "cutting edge" than here. Zahir 22:40, 15 December 2006 (PST)
I suggest you make the hardware the same but somthing to do with the format different --Quentin 01:56, 16 December 2006 (PST)
Maybe the difference is in the grooves' width, the basic hardware would be the same but would require a different motor speed and maybe needle size. The difference in format then would be given in term of the number of grooves or speed. --Marc Pasquin 07:53, 16 December 2006 (PST)
Or perhaps the Eizoban format is like the VHD format by JVC here and there aren't any actual grooves on the "record". These seem to be equivalents to the CED and VHD formats, so I imagine that's probably where the difference is (CED had very thin grooves, VHD didn't have any at all). Juan Martin Velez Linares 10:04, 10:04, 04 November 2015 (CDT)

All things being the same, the provinces of Australasia probably use the japannese format. I would imagine that North America all use the same standards making it easier to export and import movies across borders. --Marc Pasquin 07:53, 16 December 2006 (PST)


Was it invented *there* and simply failed to find success when the Videodisc/Eizoban was dominant (kind of like what happened with the Laserdisc during the videocassette wars)? Or did the Videodisc completely preclude its development? Juan Martin Velez Linares 10:06, 04 November 2015 (CST)

Build a proposal, I think your estimation is true -- it didn't catch ground, there. Padraic has often said that media there played less of a role. BoArthur 13:22, 18 December 2015 (PST)
Alright then. I'll make sure to get to it soon enough.
Speaking of laser technology, have you heard of a thing called the Laser Turntable? *Here* it barely made it to market before the invention of the CD pushed it out of the ring. *There*, since it seems that CDs were never invented and vinyl remains king, might the Laser Turntable (which I assume would still be possible if Laserdiscs were temporarily put onto the market) become a sort of niche audiophile/DJ product? Or would it flop just as hard? Juan Martin Velez Linares 22:44, 20 December 2015 (CST)