It's also why the #3DO failed and why #LaserDisc remained expensive over it's lifespan and #DVD as well as #bluray only became affordable mass-market products once cheap Single-Board & SoC options hit OEM wholesale sites...
Tony Chen from #Microsoft literally admits to the "Razer and Blades" model, because #Xbox makes money with their #paywalled #Multiplayer and #licensing "tax" for every disc & game sold for it.
The easiest thing to do is buy LaserDiscs.
The hardest thing to do is to sell them to someone else.
Un style de dégradation de Laserdisc que je n'avais jamais vu auparavant :
le bord du disque a plein de petits trous comme le bois rongé par les termites
Le disque est toujours parfaitement lisible
Je me suis en rendu compte de cette dégradation au touché en manipulant le disque
Pour ceux qui aiment bien la musique classique, j'ai mis en ligne sur mon serveur Peertube la numérisation du Laserdisc de l'orchestre italien "I Musici" qui joue Les 4 saisons de Vivaldi dans la ville de Venise
This is almost as #cursed as the Laserdisk][ drive for #AppleII that @NanoRaptor shitposted about...
Hooked up the #laserdisc player to my new #TCL 6 series to watch #BackToTheFuture Since none of my trrs to RCA adapters work w/ this TV I connected using the #retrotink2xpro & with line doubling the picture looked understandably bad but to my surprise passthru had horrible interlacing issues. Turns out I needed to turn off game mode on the TV for it to process the interlaced picture. Hope this doesn't mean 480i gaming is going to be a choice between low latency and nasty unprocessed interlacing!
I may have found Disney's greatest crime ever committed... WHERE IS FLIPPY THE TURTLE DISNEY?!?
Cinderella Walt Disney Masterpiece Deluxe CAV #LaserDisc Edition doesn't even deserve its name... Deluxe my butt!
On Thursday I am projected to get my #laserdisc player delivered, and I will be ready when the day comes with this shipment coming in today. Mostly movies I've already seen and loved, but a couple (Lifeforce, Short Cuts) where I literally bought it on the strength of the director's name. #physicalmedia #cinemastodon
Learning this morning that one of the largest #LaserDisc sellers still in the US is LITERALLY in the same town I live in.
How had I not heard of this sooner?!? Now I can get so many movies I want!
So after talking about it many, many times on here, I finally bit the bullet: I spent way too much money to buy a working Sony #laserdisc player off eBay and also picked up a handful of laserdiscs to try out on it. I've been fascinated with laserdisc since I was a kid and my grandpa had a player, and for as long as I can remember I've thought about picking up a player. I am incredibly stoked about this. It should come sometime between the 3rd and the 7th. #physicalmedia #retrotech
I'm going to be fixing this Pioneer CLD-1750 in a few weeks (my next spare time slot). Fault is it doesn't read discs. Laser moves, focuses, moves in, focuses again, then gives up. No spindle movement. Anyone have any ideas? I'm hoping it's not laser failure - but it glows red on camera.
I've tried cleaning the laser lens.
#electronics #laserdisc #electronicsrepair
Oh no... Ebay... You can't tell me someone is selling the original box set of Yawara a fashionable judo girl on #laserdisc... Not on my B-Day, a day where I'd spend money on something silly for myself...
Yeah, #LaserDisc might be a weird old format, but it looks so good on display. Got this cool movie today!
I'm not joking either, there are some uncensored mermaid titties Pixar doesn't want you to see locked on #LaserDisc too. But you don't have Toy Story on there, do you?
Why do I love collecting random movies on #LaserDisc? Well, how else am I supposed to see the uncensored version of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Another lesson in checking eBay listings carefully before bidding. I won this auction which arrived today: American Graffiti on Laserdisc
No mention in the eBay description that it is in Dutch! Although if I'd looked closer at the cover before buying, I'd have seen that.
Luckily it's original English (US) soundtrack, just with Dutch subtitles.
Oh well, could be worse.
The amount of time I spend during my day-to-day watching videos about #laserdisc as if I had anything left to learn is concerning, my birthday needs to hurry up and get here so I can afford to finally buy myself a player and add to my actual laserdisc collection.
I like to torture myself by looking at #laserdisc players on eBay that mostly go for faaar more than I'm able to casually pay in order to get a fully working model. The #fediverse has ruined me when it comes to stoking the flames of my longtime but now fully bloomed #retrotech interest. #physicalmedia
So I got a copy of Groundhog Day on #LaserDisc today (if you know, you know) and I got a surprise.
Not only was there two disks when there should only be one to my knowledge, but one seems to be from a mysterious "Video Club" that no longer exists?
I tried the number (disconnected) and the address just sends to some mini mall now. Really curious about the history of my copy here! Was this just a rental store? Did the town have a club that got together to watch movies? I wanna know!
@SlicerDicer it's interlaced in a 4:1 pullup version.
Also that resolution is per Eye...
So it looks like a #HiVision #LaserDisc but with scanlines...
Took about 5 days for the other 2 auctions to end but only about 3 days to ship. Brian Eno Thursday Afternoon, Mortal Kombat and John Carpenter’s Christine. All on #laserdisc great condition.
Purchased an out of print Brian Eno #laserdisc from a Japanese seller shipping was 23 dollars extra but I couldn’t help myself. Then he DMed me saying if you purchase 2 additional items it’s only 2 dollars more in shipping. Of course I fell for that. I’m such a mark. 🙃
found this buried in a pile of computer papers from 30+ years ago.
back in 1991, a local video rental store faxed out weekly #laserdisc rental lists to customers
discs cost $3.95 per day on weekdays, and $4.95 on weekends. a steal!
i love the xxx title snuck in on page 2 😅
By the way for you HiFi freaks I still use a "lucky" laserdisc that somebody gave me (it's an Elvis Presley disc) as a platter matt (a tribute top to my late Dad & his HiFi nut neighbour friend) . It genuinly seems to tighten up the bass response (yeah right). #HiFi ##HiFiNonsense #laserdisc #vinyl #Music
🎧 Music History | #RoyOrbison invited friends to perform with him at the Coconut Grove in LA on September 30, 1987.
Looks like when this shop opened they sold CDV discs!
CD Video (not to be confused with VCD) was a short-lived format that melded a digital CD Single with an analog LaserDisc video track, so they could include a music video! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_Video
Obligatory Techmoan video: https://youtu.be/6u2j1Q8uCgQ
Rescued my #laserdisc collection from my parents’ place. Do these titles interest anyone? Also the player. NTSC. Melbourne, Australia. :boost_ok:
Edit: I have a taker; any other replies will be for failover takers.
@thomasfuchs personally after doing #DomesdayDuplicator captures, there's just no comparison to how GOOD that picture looks on a digital screen. I'm fine to playback on say a CRT or such, but having that clean, pristine analog-digitized copy is just too convenient :)
#laserdisc #archival #digitization #preservation
Not my usual post subject matter, but found an incredibly rare, mint-condition, super expensive LaserDisc player. It’s got the same guts as a Pioneer CLD-97, but has better audio and a nicer case. I have a working Pioneer (not the fancy Elite model) that I rarely use, so it’s not for me, but man, this is a beautiful piece. Could just use it as a CD-player, I suppose.
My name is Kimberly, I am a fan of #cinema, especially #horror and not just films but the people who create the movies we love which is also why I have a #podcast and why I invest in movies and will find me as a producer and scorer on some.
Oh I should probably mention that, aside from hosting a #podcast at bitcrush.io (soon to be three podcasts), I also maintain the Laserwiki, a MediaWiki dedicated to cataloging #LaserDisc hardware: https://bitcrush.io/laserwiki
It was my first attempt at running #wiki software so it could stand some improvements, but I'm proud of it.