You're referring to the "LaserDisc".
Technically, what we know now as "DVD's" and "Blu Ray" discs, are still "video discs". But, "LaserDisc" was the "new" technology at the time. Just like when CD's replaced vinyl records.
I still have a few of mine left. I think the one of the last ones I ever got on LaserDisc was "Flubber", and that was around 1997 or 1998 I think when I bought it. Quality was very good, considering when the technology first hit the consumer market around 1978. Last year I took everything I could find from the original Pioneer PR-7820; Model 3 to the cables I bought for it and movies, and made a trip to the Goodwill...! I then found a few more movies downstairs which I need to run on our next Goodwill, but for the time, it was a great bit of technology. The last image compares the size of an original LaserDisc to what most know today, as the "CD".
Do you mean a VCR? Or a Video Now device? I never had a video now, but i do still have a VCR and used it until i got hulu
answered Mar 25 '11 at 19:28