Originally Posted by Aaron
Does it use magnetic discs or something? Can you actually get media for it? Tres sweet purchase btw. A.
Nope, its even older school than that. Its vinyl, this thing reads with a STYLUS like a record player. I saw about 30 of the cartridges in a goodwill, and they intrigued me so much I bought them, and then bought the player on Ebay. There is a plastic shuttle cartridge that holds the actual vinyl disk, you push the shuttle into the machine, and pull it out, the disk stays inside. Its friggin fantastic. You have to reinsert the cartrige, pull it back out, and flip it, then reinsert it halfway through the movie like you would with a laserdisc. Picture quality is supposedly better than VHS. They released about 1700 movies for it in the late 70's early 80's and you can get them online. (or occasionally in thrift stores like where I found them)They range from about $3 used at a thrift store to $5 used online to $9 new and still in plastic. I think like $14 was the most expensive one I saw, and it was The Empire Strikes Back in stereo multi-disk. I got: The Karate Kid Sonny Chiba: The Street Fighter Esape From New York Dirty Harry Magnum Force Sudden Impact The Road Warrior Mad Max Mad Max: Beond Thunderdome Rollerball Logan's Run The Beastmaster Brimstone And Treacle Airplane and Blazing Saddles.
How does the RF AC-3 (aka Dolby Digital) used on LD's work with modern electronics? Do you need an adapter, or does it output a "normal" digital stream?
I don't know, I've never had a Laserdisc player. I would assume that it would put out a normal digital stream, since AC-3 encoding is a digital standard. I could be wrong though. My player predates Laserdisc by a handfull of years. This is like late seventies to about 1983 technology. About half the movies are mono, my player was one of the first with stereo and a remote. This is the original commercial for my player. It is so goddamn cool. I can hardly wait. $46 on Ebay now, $399 new in 1982. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z63RW...arch=videodisc