Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:51:35 -0400 (EDT)

Author: Andy Dougherty

Subject: Re: The transition from video disk to DVD


On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Clifford Bettis wrote:

> I am thinking about my library of video disks and concerned
> about the future availibility of laser disk players. I have
> a few sequestered away, but am still a bit worried about
> using orphaned technology.

Does anyone know of plans to re-release "The Mechanical Universe"
on DVD?

When we recently upgraded our main classroom, one of our requirements was
that the DVD player be able to play our old 10" Mechanical Universe laser
disks. The vendor was able to supply us with a player that could play
both DVDs and the older video disks, but I'm sure it was expensive :-).

Andy Dougherty
Dept. of Physics
Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042