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 Post subject: Broken HD-MAC laserdisc player, help needed!!!
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2012, 19:32 
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Hello, my prototype HD-MAC laserdisc player is broken... I'd like to repair it, but no one in Italy has an idea how to do it... even a person in the team which projected it could be able to do it!

I'd like to find a repair center here in Italy, or at least in Europe, as this is the only HD-MAC laserdisc player remaining in the world (AFAIK) and I don't want to ship it; I'd prefer to bring it in person to someone who could repair it.

Kurtis, do you know someone who could do the job?

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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2012, 21:53 
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I'm not familiar with repair sites in Europe, sorry I cannot help
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PostPosted: 12 Mar 2012, 22:25 
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Did you ever get a HD-MAC disc for that beast, or a HD-MAC decoder? I know I'd love to see some photos — I've only ever seen one technical paper on the subject. If that's a Philips machine, maybe somebody in Eindhoven knows enough about it to do the work.
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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2012, 04:31 
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Would help to know the basics of the problem of this philips player and post some pictures. Most of the philips players i repaired the problem was due to mechanics, would like to know if the player was build on the basics of an existing model, this as philips has limited chipsets designed for laserdisc.

Know philips invested much in hd-mac starting in 1988, with some available products in 1991/92 (consumer market only used d- and d2-mac, never hd-mac) so i assume your player is from around this period.
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PostPosted: 13 Mar 2012, 21:10 
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Yes, it's a Philips.

It turn on, but the display does not work and the drawer does not open.

I'll post some pictures ASAP.

Meanwhile, if someone has a contact inside Philips...
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 Post subject: Re: Broken HD-MAC laserdisc player, help needed!!!
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2015, 18:57 
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Hello Andrea,

Did you manage to repair your player and find the discs after all ? I just wanted to know,
since I am a big fan of Laserdisc, and have interest in HD-MAC and
D2-MAC. How is the quality of the discs ? And how do you connect the player ?

I am currently in search of a compatible HDVS CRT like Sony KW-3215HD, 3220HD or 3215HD.

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Hello, my prototype HD-MAC laserdisc player is broken... I'd like to repair it, but no one in Italy has an idea how to do it... even a person in the team which projected it could be able to do it!

I'd like to find a repair center here in Italy, or at least in Europe, as this is the only HD-MAC laserdisc player remaining in the world (AFAIK) and I don't want to ship it; I'd prefer to bring it in person to someone who could repair it.

Kurtis, do you know someone who could do the job?

Thanks to everyone,
Andrea

Hello. What is the current status of the product? Also, what is the brand/model and can you share a photo?
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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2024, 11:21 
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Also do you have any information about these discs?
efishell @ There are some HD-MAC discs on eBay!
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PostPosted: 17 Feb 2024, 18:53 
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The HD-MAC test disks on EBay were even featured on Tom’s Hardware!

Prototype LaserDisc HD media sells for $1,000 — despite disc rot and unknown contents
It isn't only retro computer prices that are getting out of hand.
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A rare LaserDisc prototype has been sold on eBay for an eye-watering sum. The Philips-made product, described as an “HD Mac 12 Glass Plate N.66733 - Laserdisc Prototype - Extra Rare” sold for nearly $1,000. What is most extraordinary is that this is simply a piece of 12-inch optical media, not hardware like a player, a decoder, or any rare movie content for the platform.

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 Post subject: Re: Broken HD-MAC laserdisc player, help needed!!!
PostPosted: 18 Feb 2024, 11:57 
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It's a shame @laserdisc.ws doesn't want to provide any pictures or information. Such a rare piece should be shared with the community.

I was also following the various auctions on HD MAC and other rare discs but I won't spent a few hundred $ just to have such an item without a player.
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It's a shame @laserdisc.ws doesn't want to provide any pictures or information. Such a rare piece should be shared with the community.

I was also following the various auctions on HD MAC and other rare discs but I won't spent a few hundred $ just to have such an item without a player.

Everyone should agree on this. There is a video and a decent photo of the HD-MAC cassette and player, but no videos/photos of LaserDisc players could be found:

My Google Account (I did this because of the 500KB file limitation):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14-x7yb ... p=drivesdk

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https://youtu.be/zahbNSNWwPY
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 Post subject: Re: Broken HD-MAC laserdisc player, help needed!!!
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I think this is the HD-MAC LaserDisc Player (Philips VP400 series based (right)) mentioned (HD-MAC decoder (left)):
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 Post subject: Re: Broken HD-MAC laserdisc player, help needed!!!
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Is there any basic information around about the specs of the HD-MAC LD's?

Playing time, rotation speed etc.? Looking at the discs, it looks as though there's a large gap between the edge of the label and the start of the playing area, perhaps suggesting that it achieved the necessary higher bandwidth by skipping the lower-velocity inner area and spinning at the full 1500rpm starting at a point further out in the disc?

Just curious...
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Is there any basic information around about the specs of the HD-MAC LD's?

Playing time, rotation speed etc.? Looking at the discs, it looks as though there's a large gap between the edge of the label and the start of the playing area, perhaps suggesting that it achieved the necessary higher bandwidth by skipping the lower-velocity inner area and spinning at the full 1500rpm starting at a point further out in the disc?

Just curious...

I remember seeing it on IEEExplore (not sure). If I find it I will share it
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PostPosted: 05 May 2024, 09:51 
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Hello, I completely forgot about this thread... :angel:

If someone is still interested, I'll manage to take some picture; by the way, it is NOT the one seen in the latest picture, but it was based on the Philips LDP600WS - think about a similar one, but with the size of HLD-X0 (more or less)!

IIRC this is the only prototype ever made, according to the project engineer who worked on it, Leonardo Chiariglione (yes, the same genius behind MPEG) - we talked about this years ago via email, but I can't find them anymore...

Anyway, I'm ready to part from it, and the money will be invested in a huge laserdisc capture project involving thousands title (more info soon).

How much should I ask for it?
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Hello, I completely forgot about this thread... :angel:

If someone is still interested, I'll manage to take some picture; by the way, it is NOT the one seen in the latest picture, but it was based on the Philips LDP600WS https://www.lddb.com/hardware/0351/laserdisc/Philips/LDP600WS - think about a similar one, but with the size of HLD-X0 (more or less)!

IIRC this is the only prototype ever made, according to the project engineer who worked on it, Leonardo Chiariglione (yes, the same genius behind MPEG) - we talked about this years ago via email, but I can't find them anymore...

Anyway, I'm ready to part from it, and the money will be invested in a huge laserdisc capture project involving thousands title (more info soon).

How much should I ask for it?
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Hello. Thank you for informing. I'm very interested in Analog HD because there are a lot of missing videos, photos and information (lost media). Can you share device photo? Also, what is the production date and features of the device? Is there a model name?
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PostPosted: 05 May 2024, 17:11 
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Hello. Thank you for informing. I'm very interested in Analog HD because there are a lot of missing videos, photos and information (lost media). Can you share device photo? Also, what is the production date and features of the device? Is there a model name?


Away from home right now, but I'll post pictures ASAP (next week for sure, most probably on tuesday or wednesday)

Yes, it has a model number but can't recall it, as well as year of production; IIRC it was HD-MAC/PAL/NTSC laserdisc player, can't remember if he can play CDs as well; pretty sure it has SCART output.

I'll provide all the info I can along with the pictures: STAY TUNED!
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laserdisc.ws wrote:
efishell wrote:
Hello. Thank you for informing. I'm very interested in Analog HD because there are a lot of missing videos, photos and information (lost media). Can you share device photo? Also, what is the production date and features of the device? Is there a model name?


Away from home right now, but I'll post pictures ASAP (next week for sure, most probably on tuesday or wednesday)

Yes, it has a model number but can't recall it, as well as year of production; IIRC it was HD-MAC/PAL/NTSC laserdisc player, can't remember if he can play CDs as well; pretty sure it has SCART output.

I'll provide all the info I can along with the pictures: STAY TUNED!

Hello, I think it should be HD SCART called "Golden SCART".
I can't wait for the photos
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