Could videodiscs make a comeback one day, if only for a specialist audience? At first glance, it would seem an unlikely prospect. Streaming services offer a huge variety of films to watch at low prices without the inconvenience of leaving your couch. Why bother to resuscitate a dying medium from the pre-internet era?
Yet, much the same could be said about vinyl records, which I collect -- both secondhand copies of classic albums and the new releases that are becoming increasingly numerous. Why do I do it? Many vinyl fans would cite the sound quality, and indeed there is a night-and-day difference when compared with Spotify and other streaming services. But that is not all, or even the main reason for me.