As a business owner (which I am) I wouldn't sell an experimental product and then leave the purchaser high and dry when I decided the experiment was not successful.
I have a laser disc collection at home (which is for sale, along with a Pioneer laser disc player) and I can understand that laser discs were replaced by DVDs, as Beta tapes were replaced by VHS. If I bought the FIRST laser disc player, though and they were discontinued a week later, I would've felt pretty stupid, especially if Pioneer told me they were discontinuing the experiment and good luck.
That's all I'm saying.