I'm pretty familiar with DVD technology. Here at my job, we have actually made a few disc and the settings and encoders I use have made me aware of the basics of DVD encoding. Now bring up how they are converting the ORIGINAL films to a digital source and the 'anamorphic' blah, blah, blah, and I can get a little fuzzy. Mainly cuz the disc we make don't use all the features a DVD can offer. But my question is, how is the encoding done for Laser Disc? Is a Laser Disc 'compressed' less because of the larger size of the disc? And the CAV and CV formats. What ae some advantages and disadvantages besides being able to pause the film? I do notice a slight crisper image on SOME, but not all disc and so i don't know if that's related to it. I know this answer could take up a few days, but any breif notes would be cool on how the Laser Disc holds its format. I get asked these questiosn when 'friends' see that I still have Laser Disc. I really can't answer them, but still pimp Laser Disc. Would help if I knew my subject more before i open my mouth.