Well Ledermann has been quoted to say that Cartridges are also in a sense digital devices, since they only sample the groove walls. The laser I believe would cut in the same way a traditional cutterhead would. You do know that digital is cut to vinyl and has been since the 80s too right? And that does not produce 1s and 0s in the vinyl so to speak. Except the laser would actually cut ridges, not grooves. But where the improvements lie is in the accuracy. You can indeed improve frequency response, remove problems like groove echo, tighten the groove distance to an exact amount so that you can increase playing time by 30% or use that extra space to improve dynamics and such. Heres what I think is the coolest part though. Since the laser can cut any way and is not forced to move tangentially like a cutter head you can actually remove problems like inner groove distortion because the grooves can be cut so that they are always tangential to the cantilever. If they will do that or if it can even work properly Im not sure though. But it also allows them to skip the whole Laquer, Father, Mother, Stamper steps and just cut the Mother or Stamper right away. And the best part is that they can do it to much harder materials than copper or nickle thats traditionally used, increasing records pressed from a single cut by 5 - 10 times. Convinced yet?