MCA Dramatically Increases the Cost of their Laserdiscs

by | Jun 1, 1979

During the test roll out (with several more cities added), MCA realizes that it was actually costing a lot more to press the discs than initially thought. All the discs are given a 50% – 60% price hike. This move taints videodisc’s reputation, making the format even less competitive against videocassettes.