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 Post subject: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 00:07 
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Hello everyone!

Since it doesn't look like I'm going to find a new job as quickly as expected, it's time to spend some time on LDDb.

Looking at having separate tables for:


AC3RF are player agnostic but remote controls need to be linked to their original unit and comments could testify which one is compatible with other players.

The next step would be to link each Pioneer spare part to their related players, but that's a HUGE amount of work with a small amount of people knowledgeable enough to contribute significantly!

As a start, what are the standard voltage ranges found on worldwide devices?

I have:
  • 100V (Japan only)
  • 100-110V (Japan/North America)
  • 110V (North America)
  • 100-120V (Japan/North America)
  • 120V (North America)
  • 220~240V (Europe/South East Asia)
  • 100-240V (Worldwide)

Any other?

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 04:50 
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 18:15 
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cplusplus wrote:
Looking forward to this!


But first... Flash iCover has to die:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/mozilla-firefox-69-will-disable-adobe-flash-plugin-by-default/

I already retired iCover 1.0 (FLASH only, slow, fixed size) some time ago:

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Now trying to integrate this JS/CSS viewer in PHP (Any device, OK slow, variable size):

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 19:05 
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You have done a lot and it seems you will do more. I appreciate it and thank you.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2019, 23:00 
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Good luck job wise & thanks again for the lddb site & everything you put into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 21 Jan 2019, 14:59 
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Can't wait for hardware database !
We have also to think about "strange machines", without real category, related to players, like LG-1 or DA-1.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 21 Jan 2019, 15:15 
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mimylovesjapan wrote:
We have also to think about "strange machines", without real category, related to players, like LG-1 or DA-1.


LG-1 could be considered a "Player" that has not LD capability but X inputs, Y outputs and LD-G capability.
Same could work for AC3RF demodulators, a "Player" that has no LD capatility but X inputs, Y outputs and AC3RF internal demodulation.
Same logic could apply for MUSE decoders.

I'll need a separate table for remote controls though.

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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you're right, as lot of these "players" have there own remote control. only 2 category is perfect. Machine and remote. Then we can connect them together.
What about video processors ? Does they have a place here ? Maybe it would be too large category for LDDB ? But it could also be useful for people who would like to have all technical information about upscalers and can easly compare them.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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Why not just put LG-1 and MUSE decoders all under "miscellaneous"? I doubt there's so many different ones out there that they'd warrant their own category.
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takeshi666 wrote:
Why not just put LG-1 and MUSE decoders all under "miscellaneous"? I doubt there's so many different ones out there that they'd warrant their own category.


That was exactly my points a few messages above :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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Also the thing about video processors is that unlike LD+G, MUSE and AC-3 decoders, video processors are still made at varying capacity, whereas the other three all pretty much went the way of the dodo with the LD format. There's no new models coming out that you'd also have to add to the database.

Receivers/amps are a bit more of a gray area since they're technically still being made, but you could probably include ones with AC-3 support under that category.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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takeshi666 wrote:
Receivers/amps are a bit more of a gray area since they're technically still being made, but you could probably include ones with AC-3 support under that category.


They are still A/V Amp manufactured with AC3RF decoding?

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 22 Jan 2019, 17:42 
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takeshi666 wrote:
Receivers/amps are a bit more of a gray area since they're technically still being made, but you could probably include ones with AC-3 support under that category.


They are still A/V Amp manufactured with AC3RF decoding?

Julien

No, but that's what I mean; you could make an exception for A/V amps with AC3RF support and include them under the same category as standalone AC3 demodulators, but that might make that list grow so much that you'll end up having to give it it's own category anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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takeshi666 wrote:
But that might make that list grow so much that you'll end up having to give it it's own category anyway.


That would our dear Receivers and other equipments that support AC-3RF :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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I guess I'm not the only one working on a H/W Database section!

=> https://www.gearogs.com/

https://www.gearogs.com/gear/50383-pioneer-cld-d515
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/67024-pioneer-cld-2950
https://www.gearogs.com/gear/67514-pioneer-cld-950

It's similar to what I've been working on...!

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2019, 18:58 
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admin wrote:

Yeah, while all these sites are great for information I hardly sell anything.
I have a shop on discogs and haven't sold ANYTHING, have CDs that there are 20 wants and my price is HALF of what the other guy sells theirs for but still no dice.

But I did end up selling more CDs on ebay by getting them listed, even at low prices.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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Yeah, but LDDB design is far far better.
And we need to think about a best way (more systemic ?) to take picture of player.
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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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Will update on the roadmap to add hardware support to LDDb.

Let's list the steps even if only #1 has been cleared right now:

  1. Import all Pioneer part numbers and make them searchable [DONE]
  2. Import all Players/AC3RF demods/etc. (== devices) and make them searchable [DONE]
  3. Allow users to updates devices / add notes
  4. Allow users to confirm parts and link them to a device
  5. Allow users to add pictures
  6. Allow users to add to collection/wishlist
  7. Allow sellers to add devices/parts to their shops
  8. (... and probably some steps I forgot)

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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About: Import all Players/AC3RF demods/etc. (== devices) and make them searchable [DONE]

You should have noticed the new search box. Obvious different color to make it stand out better than a blinking "NEW" icon!
(oops... still showing "Title" instead of "Device")

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Some predefined lists:

https://www.lddb.com/list.php


Ex: AC3RF demodulators

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