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Posted: 29 Mar 2017, 07:31 

Now that the last Laserdisc player was produced already many years ago, wouldn't it be nice to have a complete list of all LD player models sold from 1978 until 2009?
I have nowhere seen such a complete list and try now to produce one by myself, I appreciate every help to complete this list.

Thanks to retro_games the laserdisc player model LJR I from Runco got into my list.
Thanks to lons_vex I could add the laserdisc player Acustorama CDV 496 from Grundig, which is a OEM model from Philips.
Thanks to svwees I could add 6 "CDV players". "CDV players" are players restricted to 12cm VSD, 12cm CDV, 12cm CD, and 8cm CD (=CDS). CDVs and VSDs contain a 5-6 minutes long laserdisc part with analog video and digital audio. CDVs contain additionally a 20 min CD part with audio only. CDV players are "laserdisc enhanced" CD players that cannot play the large laserdiscs, because they have got only a small CD type tray. The "exotic" Pioneer LD-V3000 that can play only 20cm laserdiscs was already in my list before.
Thanks to scytales I could add 3 LD players manufactured in the Soviet Union by Rus and Amfiton, plus 1 manufactured in Russia by Kolibri, the latter being a licensed clone of a Philips CDV 496.
Thanks to admin Julien I could add Clarion MV-7000A.

My last update was on July 15th, 2017 .

----- THE STILL INCOMPLETE LASERDISC PLAYERS AND RECORDERS LIST - currently showing 1024 devices -----
"Laserdisc" is a registered trademark of the company Pioneer, and in the year 1989 Pioneer has allowed that this name be used for all compatible laser videodiscs, i.e. compatible with the MCA and Philips optical videodisc specification. Therefore this list contains devices for NTSC Laserdiscs, PAL Laserdiscs, and MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdiscs. The one-time recordable RLV discs (NTSC, CAV format, analog sound) are compatible with normal NTSC Laserdiscs players, therefore a RLV recorder is also listed here.

Aiwa (4): LV‑X310, LV‑X510K, LV‑Z1000(H), XV‑999,

Akai / A&D (2): DP‑L1000, LD‑V10,

Amfiton [Амфитон] (1): VP 201 [ВП 201],

Carver (1): MD/V‑500,

Clarion (6): MV-3000A, MV-3100A, MV-7000A, MVA‑300‑100, MVA‑400‑100, MVA-450,

Columbia (17): CLK‑100 (system), CLK‑1500 (system), CLK‑5000 (system), CLK‑600 (system), CLK‑600D (system), CLK‑610 (system), CLK‑650 (system), CLK‑750 (system), CLK‑800 (system), CLK‑888 (system), CLK‑88G (system), CLK‑90 (system), ULA‑100, ULA‑110, ULA‑120, ULA‑130, ULA‑88,

Curtis Mathes (1): CDV‑901,

DaiichiKosho / DKKaraoke (3): LD-V10 (system), LC-V30 (system), DKK-100 (system),

Denon / Denonet (31): DCD‑GX, LA‑1500C, LA‑1600C, LA‑2000, LA‑210, LA‑2100, LA‑2150K, LA‑2200K, LA‑2300, LA‑2300A, LA‑2500, LA‑260C, LA‑2700, LA‑270C, LA‑280, LA‑280C, LA‑3000, LA‑3100 (G), LA‑3200, LA‑3300, LA‑3450K, LA‑3500, LA‑3500K (G), LA‑550C, LA‑560C, LA‑600, LA‑600D, LA‑700, LA‑800, LA‑900, LA‑V200 (G),

EAD (3): T‑7000, T‑8000, TheaterVision,

Faroudja (1): LD1000 ,

Fujitsu General (2): VKC‑20, VKC‑300,

Funai (1): MD‑K55,

Giga Networks (1): Visual Factory D20,

Grundig (1): Acustorama CDV 496,

Hitachi (27): HLD‑1000 (MUSE), LKS‑2900V (system), MX‑LD500CD, VIP‑11, VIP‑12, VIP‑15K, VIP‑16K, VIP‑200LK, VIP‑20D, VIP‑23D, VIP‑25DX, VIP‑30C, VIP‑31C, VIP‑32C, VIP‑35C, VIP‑5, VIP‑9500, VIP‑9550, VIP‑9600, VIP‑KX10, VIP‑KZ55EX, VIP‑KZ77G, VIP‑RX10EX, VIP‑RX6E, VIP‑RX6EX, VIP‑RX8EX, VIP‑SX55,

Kenwood (22): LVD‑07, LVD‑280, LVD‑290, LVD‑300, LVD‑310, LVD‑320, LVD‑68, LVD‑700, LVD‑710, LVD‑7i, LVD‑820R, LVD‑89V, LVD‑930R, LVD‑97, LVD-K1000 (system), LVD‑K300V, LVD‑K590V, LVD‑K7000, LVD‑K7100, LVD‑K9200, LVD‑V7, LVD‑Z1,

Kolibri [Колибри] (1): VP 101 [ВП 101],

Luxman (2): D‑08, D‑408,

Magnavox / MagnaVision (9): CDV‑305, CDV‑474, CDV‑484, VC‑8005, VC‑800GYOi, VC‑8010, VC‑8040, VH8000, WRV100,

Marantz (19): CDV‑400, CDV‑50, CDV‑570, CDV‑580, CDV‑610K, CDV‑70D, CDV-70K, CDV‑770, CDV‑780, CV‑55, LV‑100, LV‑101, LV‑10CD, LV‑11CD, LV‑1CD, LV-500, LV-510, LV-520, LV-520BL,

Matrox (2): CDV-1082, E‑VDP/MSNI,

MCA DiscoVision (1): PR‑7820,

McIntosh (1): MLD7020,

Mitsubishi (9): DL‑L1500, M‑V6020, M‑V6021, M‑V6022, M‑V6027, M‑V7010, M‑V7025, M‑V7057, M‑V8000,

MSB (7): CDV, Gold CDV, Gold LS2, Platinum LS2, Silver LS2, Silver LS2X, Silver LS2X w/int.AC3RF-dem,

NAD Electronics (1): NAD 5900,

NEC Home Entertainment (14): LD‑2000, PCE‑LD1, VP‑L700, VP‑L750, VP‑L760, VP‑L800, VP‑L850D, VP‑L860CV, VP‑L900, VP‑L900CD, VP‑L910, VP‑L910CD, VP‑L960CV, VP‑LS‑100,

Nikkodo / BMB (5): LV-100, LV-1200, LV-1500S, LV-2000, LV-220A,

ODC Nimbus (1): LVDR 610 (RLV recorder),

Onkyo (5): DX-V350, DX‑V370, DX‑V500, DX‑V801, ML‑200A,

Panasonic (42): AG‑LD20, AG‑LD30, LX‑100, LX‑1000, LX‑101, LX‑101U, LX‑120, LX‑121, LX‑200, LX‑200PX, LX‑300, LX‑310, LX‑600, LX‑900, LX‑900U, LX‑D570, LX‑H170, LX‑H180, LX‑H670, LX-H670U, LX‑H680, LX‑HD10 (MUSE), LX‑HD20 (MUSE), LX-K500, LX-K550, LX‑K570, LX‑K580V, LX-K590V, LX‑K630, LX‑K660, LX‑K670, LX‑K680, LX‑K700, LX‑K750, LX-K7500, LX‑K770EN, LX‑K770U, LX‑K780, LX‑K8000, LX‑V860, LX‑V860EN, LX‑V880,

Philips (44): CDV 185 (CDV-player), CDV 305, CDV 400, CDV 474, CDV 475, CDV 484, CDV 485, CDV 486, CDV 487, CDV 488, CDV 495, CDV 496, CDV 500, CDV 600, CDV 750, CDV 786, CDV 800, CDV 900, CDV 988, LDP‑400, LDP‑410, LDP‑600WS, VP 301, VP 310, VP 312, VP 380, VP 405, VP 406, VP 410, VP 412, VP 415, VP 500, VP 600, VP 620, VP 700, VP 720, VP 830, VP 831, VP 835, VP 837, VP 923, VP 931, VP 932 (=LVP‑22VP932), VP 935,

Pioneer (448): CLD‑01, CLD‑02, CLD‑05, CLD‑07G, CLD‑100, CLD‑100K, CLD‑100KV, CLD‑1010, CLD‑1030, CLD‑1050, CLD‑1070, CLD‑1070 Mil, CLD‑1080, CLD‑1090, CLD‑1091, CLD‑110, CLD‑110KVT, CLD‑110‑N, CLD‑1190, CLD‑1200, CLD‑1260, CLD‑1400, CLD‑1450, CLD‑1500, CLD‑150K, CLD‑1570K, CLD‑1580K, CLD‑1580K Mil, CLD‑1590K, CLD‑1600, CLD‑160K, CLD‑1700, CLD‑1710K, CLD‑1720K, CLD‑1730K, CLD‑1750, CLD‑1750K, CLD‑1750KV, CLD‑1800, CLD‑1810K, CLD‑1850, CLD‑1850K, CLD‑1950, CLD‑200, CLD‑200K, CLD‑2050, CLD‑2070, CLD‑2080, CLD‑2090, CLD‑210KVT, CLD‑2290, CLD‑2400, CLD‑2590K, CLD‑2600, CLD‑2700, CLD‑2710K, CLD‑2720K, CLD‑2730K, CLD‑2750K, CLD‑2760K, CLD‑2850, CLD‑2950, CLD‑303, CLD‑3030, CLD‑3060, CLD‑3070, CLD‑3080, CLD‑3090, CLD‑31, CLD‑313, CLD‑3380, CLD‑3390, CLD‑360, CLD‑3750K, CLD‑3750KV, CLD‑3760K, CLD‑3760KV, CLD‑406, CLD‑500, CLD‑5000, CLD‑505, CLD‑510, CLD‑5104, CLD‑52, CLD‑53, CLD‑535, CLD‑555, CLD‑59, CLD‑600, CLD‑605, CLD‑606, CLD‑616, CLD‑7, CLD‑70, CLD‑700, CLD‑700S, CLD‑7100, CLD‑737, CLD‑757, CLD‑77, CLD‑770, CLD‑79, CLD‑800, CLD‑838, CLD‑8380, CLD‑900 (NTSC), CLD-900 (PAL), CLD‑9000, CLD‑900S, CLD‑901, CLD‑909, CLD‑91, CLD‑91 mil, CLD‑919, CLD‑92, CLD‑939, CLD‑95, CLD‑950, CLD‑959, CLD‑97, CLD‑970, CLD‑98, CLD‑980, CLD‑99, CLD‑990, CLD‑995, CLD‑99S, CLD‑A100 LaserActive, CLD‑AK700, CLD‑C1, CLD‑C3, CLD‑C5G, CLD‑CLKV900, CLD‑CLKV920, CLD‑D1, CLD‑D104, CLD‑D304, CLD‑D380, CLD‑D390, CLD‑D3V, CLD‑D406, CLD‑D500, CLD‑D501, CLD‑D502, CLD‑D503, CLD‑D504, CLD‑D505, CLD‑D515, CLD‑D550, CLD‑D560, CLD‑D570, CLD‑D580, CLD‑D590, CLD‑D604, CLD‑D605, CLD‑D606, CLD‑D700, CLD‑D701, CLD‑D702, CLD‑D703, CLD‑D704, CLD‑D750, CLD‑D760, CLD‑D770, CLD‑D780, CLD‑D790, CLD‑D925, CLD‑D99, CLD‑DV3, CLD‑E100, CLD‑E110, CLD‑E130, CLD‑E140, CLD‑E2000, CLD‑E2200, CLD‑E505, CLD‑F1, CLD‑F7, CLD‑HF7G, CLD‑HF9G, CLD‑J420, CLD‑J700, CLD‑J720, CLD‑J910, CLD‑J990, CLD‑J990G, CLD‑J990‑K, CLD‑J990V, CLD‑K1000, CLD‑K11, CLD‑K1100, CLD‑K150, CLD‑K22G, CLD‑K33G, CLD‑K50, CLD‑K55G, CLD‑K600, CLD‑K66G, CLD‑K7, CLD‑K700, CLD‑K77G, CLD‑K8, CLD‑K80, CLD‑K800, CLD‑K88G, CLD‑K8V, CLD‑K99V, CLD‑LK66 (system), CLD‑LK80 (system), CLD‑LK99 (system), CLD‑M301, CLD‑M401, CLD‑M403, CLD‑M450, CLD‑M460, CLD‑M5, CLD‑M502, CLD‑M503, CLD‑M90, CLD‑M90‑J, CLD‑P2, CLD‑PC10, CLD‑R4, CLD‑R4-N, CLD‑R4G, CLD‑R5, CLD‑R6G, CLD‑R7G, CLD‑S104, CLD‑S105, CLD‑S180, CLD‑S180V, CLD‑S201, CLD‑S2010, CLD‑S250, CLD‑S260/SD, CLD‑S270, CLD‑S280, CLD‑S290, CLD‑S300V, CLD‑S303, CLD‑S304, CLD‑S305, CLD‑S310, CLD‑S310F, CLD‑S315, CLD‑S320F, CLD‑S330, CLD‑S350, CLD‑S360, CLD‑S370, CLD‑S406, CLD‑S500VT, CLD‑V1008, CLD‑V101, CLD‑V1212D, CLD‑V121G, CLD‑V190, CLD‑V202, CLD‑V2120D, CLD‑V2300D, CLD‑V2400, CLD‑V250, CLD‑V250G, CLD‑V2600, CLD‑V2800, CLD‑V300, CLD‑V303T, CLD‑V500, CLD‑V5000, CLD‑V510, CLD‑V520, CLD‑V700, CLD‑V710, CLD‑V720, CLD‑V730, CLD‑V740, CLD‑V750, CLD‑V760, CLD‑V820, CLD‑V840, CLD‑V850, CLD‑V860, CLD‑V870, CLD‑V880, CLD‑V900, CLD‑X919, CLD‑Z1, CCS‑LV1, CL‑7700S, CL‑J35, CL‑J350, CL‑J35LD, CL‑J35LDV, CL‑J550, CL‑J55LD, CL‑J55LDV, CL‑J560, CL‑J75, CL‑J750, CL‑J75LD, CL‑J760V, CL‑X90, CLK‑V900, CLK‑V920, CLK‑V940, CLK‑V950, CLX‑J100D, CO‑V100 (commander), CO‑V12 (commander), CO‑V200 (commander), CO‑V300 (commander), CO‑V50 (commander), DVK‑1000, DVK‑900, DVL‑700 (J), DVL‑700 (U), DVL‑9, DVL‑90, DVL‑909, DVL‑909E, DVL‑91, DVL‑919 (J), DVL‑919 (U), DVL‑919E, DVL‑H9, DVL‑K88, DVL‑V888, HLD‑1000 (MUSE), HLD‑V500 (MUSE), HLD‑V700 (MUSE), HLD‑X0 (MUSE), HLD‑X9 (MUSE), LC‑330 autochanger, LC‑V100 autochanger, LC‑V20 autochanger, LC‑V20‑K autochanger, LC‑V200 autochanger, LC‑V300 autochanger, LC‑V330 autochanger, LC‑V50 autochanger, LC‑V800 autochanger, LC‑V80TL autochanger, LD‑1000, LD‑1100 (AE), LD‑1100 (U), LD‑200, LD‑5000, LD‑510, LD‑5100, LD‑600, LD‑6200A, LD‑660, LD‑700, LD‑7000, LD‑707, LD‑7100, LD‑717, LD‑7200, LD‑7700S, LD‑8100, LD‑8200D, LD‑838D, LD‑850D, LD‑870, LD‑9200D, LD‑E100, LD‑E150, LD‑K17, LD‑K5, LD‑K7, LD‑LK77, LD‑S1, LD‑S2, LD‑S9, LD‑V10, LD‑V1000, LD‑V1001, LD‑V1003, LD‑V1010, LD‑V1012, LD‑V16, LD‑V17, LD‑V170, LD‑V180, LD‑V18T, LD‑V200, LD‑V2000, LD‑V2020, LD‑V2100, LD‑V2200, LD‑V3000 (LD20 only), LD‑V400, LD‑V4000, LD‑V4100, LD‑V4200, LD‑V4300D, LD‑V4400, LD‑V500, LD‑V510, LD‑V515SE, LD‑V520, LD‑V530, LD‑V540, LD‑V600A, LD‑V6000, LD‑V6000A, LD‑V6010A, LD‑V6100, LD‑V6200A, LD‑V800, LD‑V8000, LD‑W1, LD‑X1, LD‑X710, LJ‑V10 (commander), LJ‑V20 (commander), LJ‑V20‑K (commander), LJ‑V66 (commander), LK‑1030 (system), LK‑55 (system), LK‑60 (system), LK‑620 (system), LK‑630 (system), LK‑77 (system), LK‑80 (system), LK‑810 (system), LK‑820 (system), LK‑830 (system), LK‑88 (system), LK‑99 (system), LK‑P11 (system), LK‑V32 (system), LK‑V350 (system), LK‑V37 (system), LK‑V38 (system), LV‑4300D, LV‑P1, PD‑707V (CDV-player), PR‑7820, PR‑8210, PR‑8210A, SYSCOM D7100‑K, SYSCOM D7300‑K, VP‑1000, WAVE1000TV, WAVE700, WAVE700TV,

Proscan (5): PSLD40, PSLD41, PSLD43, PSLD45, PSLD46,

Proton (1): LD‑901,

Quasar (6): LD‑500, LD‑510, LD‑600, LD‑700, LD‑710, LD‑9090,

RCA (8): LDR‑300, LDR‑307, LDR‑310, LDR‑400, LDR‑500, LDR‑600, LDR‑610, LDR‑900K,

RDI Halcyon (1): Model 200,


Rus [Русь] (2): 501 VIDEO [501 ВИДЕО], VP 201 [ВП 201],

Samsung (20): DV‑430C, DV‑4260V, DV‑500K, DV‑500KN, DV‑5000, DV‑5000N, DV‑505K, DV-5100, DV‑530K, DV‑530VK, DV‑5500, DV‑550KP, DV‑550NKC, DV‑555K, DV‑6000, DV‑710K, DV‑710KN, DV‑7620KV, LD‑K700V, RS Renaissance,

Sansui (3): CL‑900XD, CL‑V3000, SV‑L1000,

Sanyo (7): LV-P1, LV-P500, LV‑P7, LV‑PK30, LV-PK45, SLV‑J1, SLV‑J2,

SEGA (1): VIP 9500SG,

Sharp (13): LD‑V950, MV‑D100, MV‑D1002, MV‑D200, MV‑D2000, MV-D50, MV-K20, MV‑K33, MV‑K520, MV‑K70, MV‑K7000, MV‑K7600, QT‑93V (CDV-player),

Sony (151): CDP‑301V (CDV-player), CLK‑700, HIL‑1000 (MUSE), HIL‑C1 (MUSE), HIL‑C2EX (MUSE), HIL‑C3 (MUSE), LDP‑1000, LDP‑1000A, LDP‑11, LDP‑1100, LDP‑1100A, LDP‑1200, LDP‑1400, LDP‑1401, LDP‑1450, LDP‑150, LDP‑1500, LDP‑1500P, LDP‑1550, LDP‑1550P, LDP‑1600, LDP‑1600P, LDP‑180P, LDP‑190, LDP‑2000, LDP‑2000P, LDP‑2100, LDP‑2200, LDP‑250CD, LDP‑330, LDP‑3300P, LDP‑330LC, LDP‑3600, LDP‑3600D, LDP‑505, LDP‑515, LDP‑525, LDP‑530, LDP‑550, LDP‑730, LDP‑750, LDP‑900, MDK‑500, MDK‑77A, MDK‑77P, MDP‑1000, MDP‑11, MDP‑1100, MDP‑111, MDP‑1150, MDP‑1200, MDP‑1550, MDP‑1700, MDP‑1700AR, MDP‑20, MDP‑200, MDP‑201, MDP‑210, MDP‑212, MDP‑222GX, MDP‑290, MDP‑315, MDP‑322GX, MDP‑333 (NTSC), MDP‑333 (PAL), MDP‑335GX, MDP‑355, MDP‑355GX, MDP‑3600D, MDP‑405, MDP‑405GX, MDP‑440, MDP‑450, MDP‑455 (J), MDP-455 (U), MDP‑455GX, MDP‑455SA, MDP‑500, MDP‑510, MDP‑515D, MDP‑533D, MDP‑550, MDP‑550AE, MDP‑555, MDP‑555F, MDP‑555SA, MDP‑600, MDP‑601, MDP‑605, MDP‑605GX, MDP‑640, MDP‑640D, MDP‑650, MDP‑650AE, MDP‑650D, MDP‑700, MDP‑711, MDP‑722, MDP‑722GX, MDP‑740D, MDP‑750, MDP‑755, MDP‑800, MDP‑801, MDP‑850D, MDP‑9, MDP‑911, MDP‑999, MDP‑A1, MDP‑A10, MDP‑A2, MDP‑A3, MDP‑A30, MDP‑A3000, MDP‑A500, MDP‑A600K, MDP‑A660K, MDP‑A7, MDP‑A800K2, MDP‑A880K, MDP‑A9, MDP‑AV1, MDP‑K1, MDP‑K15, MDP‑K3, MDP‑K35, MDP‑K5, MDP‑K50, MDP‑K8, MDP‑L405, MDP‑MR1, MDP‑MR2, MDP‑RC20, MDP‑RS10, MDP‑U10, MDP‑U3, MDP‑U30, MDP‑U300P, MDP‑U330P, MDP‑RS1, MDP‑V1, MDP‑V10, MDP‑V7, MDP‑V70G, MDP‑V70K, MDP‑V8K, MDP‑V900G, MDP‑V90K, MDP‑V9K, VIW-3020 (controller), VIW‑5000 (controller),

Sylvania (1): VP‑7200,

Tandy Realistic (1): MD‑1000,

Teac (24): LV‑1000, LV‑1200, LV‑1400, LV‑1500DS, LV‑1700DS, LV‑2000, LV‑2200K, LV‑2300, LV‑2400, LV‑2500, LV‑2600, LV‑3000V, LV‑3300K, LV‑3500KC, LV‑5000, LV‑5000DS, LV‑5000W, LV‑5500DS, LV‑5700DS, LV‑6000W, LV‑7000, LV‑7000V, LV‑8000V, LV‑9000,

Technics (1): LX‑1000,

Teknika Electronics (1): HA VD10,

Telefunken (2): VDP 500, VDP 800,

Theta (4): Data universal transport, Data II universal transport, Data III universal transport, Voyager,

Toshiba (13): XR‑K65, XR‑L10D, XR‑L800, XR‑L8D, XR‑LK30, XR‑LK44, XR‑LK55, XR‑LK70G, XR‑W70(A), XR‑W70(M), XR‑W75, XR‑W90, XR‑W90A,

Wurlitzer (1): Lasergraph (autochanger),

Yamaha (18): CDV‑100, CDV‑1000 (J), CDV‑1000 (U), CDV‑1100, CDV‑1200K, CDV‑1600, CDV‑1700, CDV‑300K, CDV‑870, CDV‑M777 (CDV-player), CDV‑S100 (CDV-player), CDV‑W701K, CDV‑W901, CLV‑1, CLV‑M88, LV‑1000D, LV‑X1, LV‑X1 DIGITAL,

Zenith (1): LDP‑510,
The large 30cm and 20cm laserdiscs in NTSC or PAL I call just "Laserdisc" (LD) independent of whether they were called "DiscoVision", "LaserVision", "VLP", "CDV", or "Laserdisc" by the manufacturer. "LDS" = 20cm LD-Single, "CDS" = 8cm CD-Single. I use the name "CDV" only for 12cm CDV, aka "CDV-Single", and for VSD.
(system) refers to "complete" laserdisc systems that comprise at least a LD player, amps and speakers. I am sure that I have not yet marked all of them.
(autochanger) refers to a player that can hold several laserdiscs, and can be ordered to pick any one of them to play it back.
(commander) refers to a device that does not play back LDs by itself, but is used to control one or several autochanger LD player units.
(recorder) refers to a device that is used for recording a video onto a videodisc. Some recorders have built-in video processors, some use standalone processors. Only RLV recorders can produce a disc that is playable in a normal laserdisc player.
(processor) refers to a device that does not play back LDs by itself, but is required to be used with a videodisc recorder when recording.
(MUSE) refers to players that can play MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdiscs. Many of these players can play back also NTSC laserdiscs.
(CDV-player) means that it can play back only 12cm CDV, VSD, CD, and 8cm CD-Single. It cannot play back the large Laserdiscs.

(HDVS Videodisc recorders use one-time recordable videodiscs in a plastic caddy. HDVS Videodisc players use the same or prerecorded pressed discs, but without a caddy. HDVS Videodiscs do not use MUSE compression - the player output signal can be directly plugged into a HD TV set. NOT compatible with Laserdiscs and NOT compatible with Hi-Vision LDs.)

Sony (2): HDL-2000, HDL-5800 (recorder),

(The "Color Videodisc" was a result of a co-development of Teac and Sumitomo Chemical. The recorders are labeled "TEAC Laser Videodisc Recorder". These discs are similar to RLV discs as they are also 1x writeable and can store up to 54000 frames resp. 30 minutes of video on one side (NTSC, CAV), there are single-sided and double-sided discs. However they can be written only in the Teac recorders of the LV-200 series - and unlike RLV they also can only be played back in the recorders and players of the Teac LV-200 series! NEITHER the discs NOR the players are compatible with Laserdisc.
NB: since I have not yet found a picture of a real "Color Videodisc", I am not sure whether they were labeled as such or used a different name.)

Teac (5): LV-200A (recorder), LV-210A (recorder), LV-210P, LV-220P, LV-250HC (recorder),

(CRVdisc are 30cm one-time writeable discs sealed in a plastic caddy, the recorders themselves are labeled "Sony Laser Videodisc recorder". NOT compatible with Laserdisc.)

Sony (15): LVA-3500, LVA-3700P, LVA-4700P, LVA-8000P, LVR-3000N (recorder), LVR-4000P (recorder), LVR-5000 (recorder), LVR-5000A (recorder), LVR-6000 (recorder), LVR-6000A (recorder), LVS-4000A (processor for LVR-5000), LVS-5000 (processor for LVR-5000), LVS-5000A (processor for LVR-5000A), LVS-6000AP (processor for LVR-6000A), LVS-6000P (processor for LVR-6000),

(LaserRecorders use a 1000000 times rewriteable blank LaserRecorder Videodisc, sealed in a plastic caddy. NOT compatible with Laserdisc.)

Pioneer (2): VDR-V1000 NTSC (recorder), VDR-V1000 PAL (recorder),

(LaserFilm videodiscs 1984-1986 are 30cm discs out of thin photographic film in a plastic caddy. Master discs are transparent with black dots, replicas are black with transparent dots. The player can playback both types. NOT compatible with Laserdisc.)

McDonnell Douglas (1): LFS-4400,

(Optical Memory Discs 1987-? are mostly 20cm discs. The recorders are labeled "National Optical Disc Recorder". OMD were introduced into the market 1987 and used mostly as storage medium for medical picture and video material. NOT compatible with Laserdisc.)

National/Panasonic (2): ODR TQ-2600F (recorder), ODR TQ-2700F (recorder),

----- NOT LISTED HERE: TED 1975-1977, CED 1981-1986, VHD 1983-1988 are needle-read videodisc systems without any laser. (NOT compatible with Laserdisc.)

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 Post subject: Re: DVDO VP50 Pro problem
Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 15:29 

Sorry for the late respond, but it was solved kinda. I had a local tech guy fix it for me. The fans now stay on all the time if the DVDO has power. I made a picture of how he did it. Maybe it can help you.

Btw, why did they not make an off/on switch? They made a great device and then do something stupid like that. Even in standby mode it has constant power usage.

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Posted: 26 Nov 2017, 09:55 

Disclaimer: I'm no A/V export and my TV is not professionally calibrated.

I have an Onkyo TX-SR707 (about 10 years old) and a 4K Sony 70" 850B (about three years old). My player is a Sony MDP-600.

I've been reading up lately on how to optimize the picture from LD and saw similar posts about using the composite vs y/c signal from the player and letting the comb filter on the newer hardware do the work.

To date, I've had my player hooked to the Onkyo via y/c and the Onkyo upscales to my TV via HDMI.

After reading this thread, I decided to try out the composite signal to see what happened. My Sony player has dual composite outs which allowed me to connect the player directly to the TV and to the Onkyo at the same time. I was also able to use the Twin Picture function on the TV to do a true side comparison of each input simultaneously.

I was using the CAV version of Beauty and the Beast for my test since there are some night scenes with good contrast.

I did some eyeball testing for about an hour and still have more to do, but I was shocked to find that the picture output from my Onkyo to TV was extremely dark when compared to the composite signal fed right in to the TV. A lot of detail was being lost due to the brightness/contrast levels through the Onkyo and I could not seem to adjust them to make them come anywhere close to the straight composite signal upscaled by the TV itself.

The TV was using the same picture setting for both inputs.

I will post a few example frames taken with my camera straight from the TV screen using the Twin Picture option on my set. Both images are displayed on my set at the same time -- both from the two separate composite outputs of my player.

The upscaled composite output from the Onkyo is on the left (the picture surrounded by the green box) and the straight composite signal direct to the TV is on the right in each shot.

First frame: notice the detail in the sky and the castle tower. The sky is virtually black on the image coming out of the Onkyo:


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Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 18:23 

So the project is basically dead because I got it working without a scope, here is what I did -

Started with centering adjustment as Kurtis has described (half way between points where a CD will stop playing) and got CD playing with chapters.

Next moved to tracking balance and trial and error until it would read an LD with chapters (this was huge breakthrough, couldn't get it to do this before).

Digital audio was distorted so fine tuned RF level up until digital was clean.

At this point it would not get to the end of a side without huge crosstalk so I adjusted tilt balance (with disc playing) until everything seemed to play clean.

Now it appears to be playing clean side a and side b, verified AC3 is working as well as digital audio.

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Posted: 19 Jan 2018, 18:56 

I can report after playing discs the past week there have been no issues, I've watched a handful of films including a CAV 3 disc set, all played perfectly, also tried to note the labels before and after playing, some already had marks on them (probably from another bad ring) discs with with clean labels seemed to be undamaged after playing, no marking from what I could tell.

I did get a sheet of slip tape, but like Kurtis described it is hard vinyl like and has a grit surface, probably not another solution for this.

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Posted: 05 Feb 2018, 11:56 

It's happened a few times. Really annoying but I'm not really sure there's much that can be done about it. Julien usually cleans it up pretty quickly.

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Posted: 05 Feb 2018, 20:12 

Spammer blasted! (I can easily remove all the posts of a single account in one click)

Nothing hacked... just a bot account spamming each topic up to 100 times then leaving forever.

Where did you try to change the password?


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Posted: 23 Apr 2018, 14:01 

That LD group is awful. Just thousands of crap photos of common garbage and people getting exiting about prices. Torture.

We need some of the guys from LDDB to post some cool stuff. It will never be any different if no one contributes....

That makes no sense. That group sucks, why would you want to take energy away from this group and put it into Facebook where intelligent posts are instantly burried forever? It’ll just kill this place, as Facebook as killed so many forums. On a website that bans nudity but allows beheading videos, sells our info to companies so people can screw with what’s left of our political process and in the end lacks dozens of features than any decent forum like this one has had since the 90s? Why? For what purpose?

They don’t want need or deserve quality posts. Let them drown in a bathtub full of Red Octobers.

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Posted: 20 May 2018, 22:33 


I started working on a scratch built AC3-RF output board 10 years ago but never got anywhere with it when I couldn't get it to work. So a couple of months ago, I got the itch to finally get it done and found that I had my mute control transistor wired up incorrectly. :problem:

So here are some images of the board and the player that I used for the experiment (a Pioneer, CLD-2090 clone in case anyone was wondering ;) ).

Schematic that I used to create the board

Top view of the board

Bottom view of the board

Size comparison of the scratch built board and a BDE custom made board w/ surface mount components

Solder points in the player for the board (+5V = red, -5V = blue, GND = green, Mute = yellow, AFM = coax wire)

The board installed w/ all wires connected

Wide view showing the board and RCA jack

RCA jack internal view

RCA jack external view

The player playing an AC3 disc w/ Sony SDP-E800 showing a lock ("discrete" indicator lighted)

So now that I have successfully made this board a reality, now it's time to make more of them so I can get the rest of my players up to the AC-3 RF spec. My next version will be on a board half the size (this one was bigger than it had to be but I was learning along the way so I needed space to figure it out).

Hope everyone enjoyed the images. It's quite exciting that I can now make these boards from scratch since all my past player retrofits were always from DIY kits that unfortunately are no longer available to purchase.

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Posted: 31 Dec 2018, 22:19 

Sadly most of the people who originally fueled the LD market are already dead. You can’t pay for a Pioneer Elite player or single movies from Criterion for $100+ with your first job. It was well off 80s middle aged people who are 70-90 years old now. I have no idea who bought thie $700 box sets of TV anime made for eight year olds. I’m glad they did, of course. :)

Furthermore these customers dumped LD to heavily invest in DVD and then Blu-ray if they lived that long. They do not care about The Sixth Day on LD one stupid little bit since it’s on Blu-ray now, assuming they even care about crap films like that after 30 years of collecting Criterions. The ones who are buying most of the LD stuff now are like me, too young to afford it at the time and catching up. (Almost nothing I’m catching up on is worth anything anymore).

Then you have the 90s kids with their “rarity”. Being a “collector” wasn’t even a thing back then. It was about having a library of movies that would last forever, not some kind of reality TV investment that you can flip for quad the cash. Paying $1000 for a crappy movie that nobody has any intention of viewing...that’s all new school thinking invented by “fans” of LD who didn’t know it existed until it died and became “valuable”. That stuff will die last of course since nobody even cares if sealed discs play but it will die. Just because 90s kids never grow up doesn’t mean they will live forever and the kids who are 3 years old now will never grow up into someone who pays $1000 for an LD. They will have their own crazy stuff to do. Hopefully it’s more intelligent and rewarding than LD gouging must be.

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Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 13:39 

OK I will lose my internet access for a few days (hopefully not weeks) while moving to a new apartment in Shinjuku,

I worked hard to fill the gaps and IMDb coverage is above 60% now.
Covers are on their way to 60% as well.

And true to my word, since there is an overhead of about US$1,000 on donations , I set up 40 x $25 donations to KIVA loans with a repayment schedule between 8 and 24 months.

Feel good LDDb members, your are serving a good cause!


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Posted: 23 Jun 2020, 20:41 

I bought a Crystalio II not too long back and it came with firmware v2.10pd, which is the projector designs firmware. I wanted to flash it to the original v2.10 firmware. I downloaded it and followed the firmware instructions but it wouldnt work. So I then asked Substance for some advice as he used to own a CII. He suggested that the USB I was using was too large and the CII wasnt recognising it. I was in fact using a 32gb SD card in a USB adapter. So, I scoured ebay for weeks until I found an old Kingston 1GB USB that was still sealed and dated on the back with a vintage of 2007. Using this USB worked! I have successfully upgrdaded to v2.10 firmware. An issue I was having before was that I couldnt find a way to adjust the screen size. It was shifted too far to the left and no matter what I did I could not adjust for it on the Crystalio. So what I did was force overscan on the TV, which worked but was not ideal as the TV is not in full pixel mode. Luckily that has been resolved now.

So I'm putting this out there for anyone else who has the same issue.

Instructions can be found here . You can download the firmware here .

Thanks to Substance. :thumbup:

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Posted: 31 Aug 2020, 23:51 


Things are not always what they seem. I opened up the original PS again. I'll correct my earlier statement and say the board is somewhat labeled but is cramped and hard to see anything. Plus I'm not a pro so there is that.


Anyway, I tried to trace the wires to their sources and now understand why I was confused before.

For one, there was a ton of brown dookie that was used to hold the wires in place originally. I've heard this can become conductive over time. The 2 black and the yellow seemed to be connected to the same solder point but after meticulously cleaning the dookie away with 99% Alcohol I was able to see they are in fact separate. There were a few capacitors that also had the dookie of death surrounding them and so I cleaned all that away.

Now I could finally see that the Blue wire was Ground, albeit not labeled on the board.

The 2 Black wires were soldered to the same point and measured 12V.

The 2 Red wires were also soldered together and measured 17V.

Yellow measured 24V.

Remember how I said Yellow and Black were almost connected via the dookie? I'm guessing that was the main issue but I maintain that I know nothing.

This is in contrast to what the label on the PS says (3.3V, 5V, 12V, 5Vsb).

I decided to just put humpty dumpty back together again and install it in the Crystalio and hope it didn't explode.

Prior to all of this my symptoms were a ever present chirp, like maybe from the fan I thought. This thing is always on so maybe the fan chirped and was nearing end of life. I've run it with the top open before and don't notice the fan coming on. So maybe the PS is overheating? Then it randomly powered off during a few movies but would work if I powered it back up until one movie it did it a few times too many and I decided to unplug it and investigate.

Now that I cleaned it all, re-installed it and powered it on......nothing. Well almost. It did power on normally but no input or output. The front panel buttons were also non-responsive. Sh!t.

Power down, check connections and unplug/replug the front panel connector.

Power up and bang, we are back in business! I'm running it with the top off and after about a half and hour I hear a little bit of the same chirping noise and the fan is not spinning at all...still quieter than before. The PS is hot to the touch but that's probably normal. I'm guessing that if it gets too hot it will shut down again. At that point I'll probably put in the replacement I bought.

I'm going to wait and see what happens with this for now but I do have a replacement and now I know what the C2 logic board wants (left to right looking at the mobo from the front):

Blue (Gnd), Black x2 (12V), Red x2 (17V), Yellow (24V)

I really hope this has been or will be helpful to someone in the future. I also really hope the guy who was snarky to me reads this and re-evaluates his style of "helping people". What's the use of posting online so much an being a Laserdisc personality if you are only going to be an elitist jerk when people humbly ask for help? Communities are about supporting people and coming together as a team not joking about people's taste, skill-set or volume of acquired knowledge.
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