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 Post subject: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2019, 17:15 
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Not too many of them floating around!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-SONY-HDVS-HIGH-DEFINITION-VIDEO-SYSTEM-VIDEODISC-not-LASERDISC-2/153567960221

Documented it here: Philips Research Grand Alliance Digital HDTV [HDP-2440]

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 Post subject: Re: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2019, 17:39 
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Nice trophy piece (like literally for a shelf).

But I wonder how many 1's (if any) have the means to play back whatever is on it now?
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 Post subject: Re: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 25 Sep 2019, 18:03 
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And just alone look at how far out from the centre of the disc useful information had to start, no wonder only 15 minutes.

Possible but not practical!! You can see why the addition of MUSE compression to equal NTSC playing times held out some hope....

Though (with the benefit of hindsight) it seems no-one foresaw the ability of fully digital compression/transmission to so completely overtake all before. And not just ability but marketability too (watch your film without side/disc changes) it's so so obvious to me why DVD so quickly killed LD at the time....
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 Post subject: Re: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2019, 09:50 
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This is hilarious. It's some kind of demo or promo for the digital system which became NTSC ― on an analog disc!

Only thing sillier would be if they had issued it on MUSE LD.
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 Post subject: Re: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2019, 16:56 
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From the sellers listing.....

So, unless buyer already own a Sony HDL-2000 to play that disc, it may also interest people passionate about Hi Vision stuff and who would like to add this piece in their collection.

Anyone?
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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2019, 19:48 
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If the seller had the player for sale along with the disc then there would be a lot of interest. I got into HD-VMD discs at one point. I am sure most of you have no idea what these are. No they are not UMD discs for the Sony PSP. Believe it or not, HD-VMD was a third option while Blu-ray and HD-DVD were in war. They used regular DVD technology with more layers to make the cost low. There were 2 models released and about 20-25 titles before the format died. I missed out on one auction for a player and about 8-10 titles. I won the second auction which only had 2 titles included. I don’t remember what I paid but it was a couple of hundred or more for both auctions with many bidders. Since then these players showed up for sale many times with no discs included and they all failed to sell even for $25. You got nothing to play it on, it has no value. The same for the players, no discs to play then no value. I have been looking for these discs for over 5 years now and so far found none.
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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2019, 20:07 
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 Post subject: Re: HDVS Demo disc on eBay
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2019, 23:38 
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publius wrote:
This is hilarious. It's some kind of demo or promo for the digital system which became NTSC ― on an analog disc!

Only thing sillier would be if they had issued it on MUSE LD.


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