While looking through some old papers I had in storage, I came across an old brochure from a LaserDisc mail order company. Some of the things I quickly noticed. Prices: These LD's were really expensive. $30 to $50 for the majority of them, while some were approaching $100. Extras: Basically most of the LD's had no extras, while some had just an Audio Commentary track and maybe a featurette. Warranty: Most companies selling LD's had lifetime warranties on all LD's. As long as the title was still in print you could get it easily replaced, regardless of how long ago it was. In terms of DVD: Prices: DVDs are so much cheaper than LDs. I can just imagine how expensive some DVDs would be if available on LD. Such as the Lord of the Rings EE editions. The movies would probably be spread over 2 discs, or if in CAV, around 6 discs. Then the extras, maybe another couple of LDs. You would probably be paying about $120 or more for each Lord of the Rings EE version LD. Extras: This is where DVD totally blows LD out of the water. You have some DVDs with 4 audio commentaries, deleted scenes, full length documentaries and so much more. We even have some people complaining that the DVD doesn't have enough extras. But if it was available on LD, we was quite happy back then to get the film in Widescreen with maybe an audio commentary and a trailer. Warranty: In regards to DVD, this is where DVD lacks. DVDs you basically have to have a defect right away to get a replacement, but if its months or years down the road and some defect pops up, your out of luck and you probably have no choice but to either throw it away or give it away. This is especially true if you buy from B&M, don't know what warranties on-line stores have. And then of course theres the storage of these. LDs took up way too much room, where as the DVD is easily stored in book cases or other storage cabinets. The theres reading the spine title from a distance, LDs were always a problem with the very thin spine, but DVD you can read it from many feet away. Sorry for the rant.