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 Post subject: Analog sound laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 11:54 
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Newbie alert question !!. just bought my second laserdisc i did not know my pioneer cld-s315 wont play pal analogue only ntsc. Is there any sort of signage on a cover i see for sale online that would alert me what the sound is on a disc ??. i could ask the seller but if they did not know i wondered if there was anything else ??

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 Post subject: Re: analogue sound laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 12:51 
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neiltracy00 wrote:
Is there any sort of signage on a cover i see for sale online that would alert me what the sound is on a disc ??


As long as PAL is concerned, you need to have Digital Audio on the cover (not Digitally Processed or Digitally Mastered).
Seeing the CX logo is also a clue that it's a PAL analog soundtrack.

And best double-checking the database if the information is available.

You want to avoid PAL ANALOG: https://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_search=*&adv_reference=&video=2&sound=1&format=ld

and PAL ANALOG-CX: https://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_search=*&adv_reference=&video=2&sound=2&format=ld

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 Post subject: Re: analogue sound laserdiscs
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2019, 13:16 
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neiltracy00 wrote:
Is there any sort of signage on a cover i see for sale online that would alert me what the sound is on a disc ??


As long as PAL is concerned, you need to have Digital Audio on the cover (not Digitally Processed or Digitally Mastered).
Seeing the CX logo is also a clue that it's a PAL analog soundtrack.

And best double-checking the database if the information is available.

You want to avoid PAL ANALOG: https://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_search=*&adv_reference=&video=2&sound=1&format=ld

and PAL ANALOG-CX: https://www.lddb.com/search.php?adv_search=*&adv_reference=&video=2&sound=2&format=ld

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I learned the hard way !!!. thanks for the info too
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 Post subject: Re: analogue sound laserdiscs
PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 15:51 
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I think some higher end players do play analog audio on both PAL and NTSC, but I don't think there are enough analog-only PAL discs worth getting to justify the investment.
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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2019, 20:04 
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The following Pioneer consumer (non-industrial) players will play Analog and Digital audio on PAL discs:

PAL Only:
CLD-1200
CLD-1400
CLD-1600
CLD-2950
CLD-600

NTSC / PAL:
CLD-1450
CLD-D515
CLD-D925
DVL-919E

The only ones I have direct experience with are the CLD-D925 and DVL-919E, both of which are excellent. The CLD-2950 is a step down, being equivalent to the CLD-D503 in the US. the CLD-2950, D515, D925 and DVL-919E are the only two sided players in this list.
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 Post subject: Re: Analog sound laserdiscs
PostPosted: 06 Jun 2019, 11:39 
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Yeah, if you must have analog PAL support, you're probably better off just buying a PAL only player as a second machine if you already own one that plays NTSC discs.
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