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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 10:20 
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They then both merge into one, to form the ultimate symbol, the very logo we all love and celebrate.


I don't love it. I definitely prefer Sony LD players and other gear.


I suppose someone forgot about you. Has Sony always had the same script since the beginning? I've never seen it different.


yeah think so
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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 16:57 
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forper wrote:
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I don't love it. I definitely prefer Sony LD players and other gear.


I suppose someone forgot about you. Has Sony always had the same script since the beginning? I've never seen it different.


yeah think so



Very little change over the years & any made were so slight it was almost unnoticeable. A symbol type used for a very short time then a red (?) one that was used for again a very short time then the SONY logo that everyone knows & has stayed almost unchanged.

The couple of bits below might be of interest.

DESIGN ELEMENTS OF SONY LOGO
Shape of the Sony Logo: The origin of the company name “SONY” is derivative of the Latin word “sonus”, which means sound, and the words sunny and sonny, which served as the inspiration for the earliest Sony logo. It was registered as a trademark in 1955 appeared on a few products of the company in 1957. The current form of the Sony wordmark was introduced two years later in 1959 with a goal to “communicate strength and simplicity”. The logotype underwent a few minor changes in 1961, 1962, 1969 and 1973, most of these were executed by Sony designer Yasuo Kuroki. Color of the Sony Logo: The black color in the Sony logo represents elegance, excellence and iconic history of the brand. Font of the Sony Logo: The Sony logo uses a slightly modified version of the Clarendon typeface.


Then "The SONY Logo Competition" that went nowhere.....

The Competition With No Winners

Once upon a time, Sony decided that its now-iconic logo was due for a redesign. The year was 1981, and Sony was on the cusp of a revolution — the first Walkman had been released just 18 months earlier. What better time to redesign a logo dating from the ‘50s? But the company didn't enlist a design team to come up with a new logo. No, Sony decided to make the redesign a public spectacle.

It launched the so-called "Sony International Logotype Design Contest," and it took in nearly 30,000 submissions from around the world. A committee was formed and viewed every single entry before narrowing the list down to 59. The finalists were shown to the board of directors, company executives, designers, and sales managers. As executives were looking through the finalists, Sony must have realized it had made a huge mistake.

Redesigning a company's brand identity is a delicate and complex process that must be taken with care. It's not rare for companies to explore a redesign before discovering through that process that its old design is the best of them all. But by putting the entire affair in the public eye, Sony essentially obligated itself to change its logo. Worst of all, the company would have to choose a logo designed by an amateur to be the face of its brand.

As you might expect, the designs weren't up to snuff. It's a lot harder than it looks to create a timeless logo. According to Sony's official history, co-founder Masaru Ibuka "decided that none of the designs was better than the original one." And so the company moved to gracefully end the whole affair: a panel of judges chose three finalists, and instead of awarding first, second, and third place prizes, it split the prize money equally. An ad was published in Time Magazine thanking everyone for their time and effort, and it quietly noted that "until the time comes in the future that we decide to make a change, the Sony logo will remain the same." The design contest then faded into memory.


Looks like the SONY logo will never really change.
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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 18:26 
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Having a design contest is the most hilarious thing I've read about Companies.
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PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 21:51 
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interesting Je280, thanks for posting that.
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As you might expect, the designs weren't up to snuff. It's a lot harder than it looks to create a timeless logo. According to Sony's official history, co-founder Masaru Ibuka "decided that none of the designs was better than the original one." And so the company moved to gracefully end the whole affair: a panel of judges chose three finalists, and instead of awarding first, second, and third place prizes, it split the prize money equally. An ad was published in Time Magazine thanking everyone for their time and effort, and it quietly noted that "until the time comes in the future that we decide to make a change, the Sony logo will remain the same." The design contest then faded into memory.



Glad they kept the old one!

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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2019, 11:51 
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They could always just use the old "It's a Sony" logo :D
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As you might expect, the designs weren't up to snuff. It's a lot harder than it looks to create a timeless logo. According to Sony's official history, co-founder Masaru Ibuka "decided that none of the designs was better than the original one." And so the company moved to gracefully end the whole affair: a panel of judges chose three finalists, and instead of awarding first, second, and third place prizes, it split the prize money equally. An ad was published in Time Magazine thanking everyone for their time and effort, and it quietly noted that "until the time comes in the future that we decide to make a change, the Sony logo will remain the same." The design contest then faded into memory.



Glad they kept the old one!

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it could be me and I might be blind but I do like the bottom one from the US since it feels closer to the normal one and slightly different.

EDIT: just read that it states both Japan and Asia. What Japan isn't in Asia? it could have been Japan and the rest of Asia would have been better.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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EDIT: just read that it states both Japan and Asia. What Japan isn't in Asia? it could have been Japan and the rest of Asia would have been better.


It was funny the first time I heard Japanese people in Japan saying they wanted to travel TO Asia. I said "good news, you're already there!" The look they give you of complete confusion is priceless.

Seriously in Japanese culture, even though they know the geography, Japan is not part of Asia. Japan is Japan!. Asia is some poor and interesting place you try to conquer or go on holiday to.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2019, 22:23 
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 02 Jul 2019, 18:53 
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it could be me and I might be blind but I do like the bottom one from the US since it feels closer to the normal one and slightly different.

I don't know, it looks like 'SDNY' to me...

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It was funny the first time I heard Japanese people in Japan saying they wanted to travel TO Asia. I said "good news, you're already there!" The look they give you of complete confusion is priceless.

Seriously in Japanese culture, even though they know the geography, Japan is not part of Asia. Japan is Japan!. Asia is some poor and interesting place you try to conquer or go on holiday to.

In the UK we still go on holiday "to Europe", and we're doing our level best not be a part of it!
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PostPosted: 02 Jul 2019, 23:42 
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In the UK we still go on holiday "to Europe", and we're doing our level best not be a part of it!


Love that comment, so true - & it still goes on & on & on & on.....
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
PostPosted: 18 Jul 2019, 05:04 
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Just saw this at planetfitness.



About 1 1/2 minutes in she puts an LD into an LD player
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About 1 1/2 minutes in she puts an LD into an LD player


Indeed!

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rein-o wrote:
Just saw this at planetfitness.



About 1 1/2 minutes in she puts an LD into an LD player


And holds it by the edges as she pops it in :thumbup: .

Thanks for posting this.

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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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Yeah, saw the last second of the LD scene at the gym and was asking my wife if she saw it but she was watching another TV.

So when I got home I was going to search the video but kept forgetting until really late and I wanted to post before I forgot.
Nice to see even if the player really isn't playing.
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Nice to see even if the player really isn't playing.

Thanks for posting that! It's a Pioneer VP-1000 I see, though it looks to have a repaint to cover any branding, and the wood cladding was obviously a bit too retro and has been covered with plastic film to match the table.

Actually it seems to be plugged in - the CAV / CLV lights are on, and she presses the Play button :-)
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Veronica Mars - Season 2, Episode 3 "Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang", exactly 33:00 into the episode, there is a Karaoke segment. While there isn't a LaserDisc visible, the Karaoke screen is visible and include the Chapter Display and Elapsed Time of a LaserDisc player.
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Is it just me or does that Laserdisc start out as a record (small center hole) until she picks it up and the camera cuts and it turns into a Laserdisc?

Still neat find, Love those style of players. There's a PR8210 for sale around here, but not sure.. A hundred bucks with some discs (apparently barely used or something). Haven't decided to bite on that one, even if it's a cool looking player, I don't really need it.
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 Post subject: Re: Appearances of Laserdiscs in unexpected places...
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Oh yeah, it does look like a record in the sleeve and then pulls out an LD.
Magic of Video/Film :lol:
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