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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    A must have!
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    Nice piece of pro kit and a whopping 24 minute recording time (per side)
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    vhelp will buy it.
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    I honestly never knew they existed. I came across it while searching Ebay for a VHS machine that can correctly play French SECAM L tapes. It must have SECAM in the description somewhere.
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  5. I used that device (or at least a similar Sony model) back around 1990. I was using its ability to record one frame at a time to record output from a 3d rendering program I was developing.
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  6. I vaguely remembered these being used for broadcast sports instant replay, when I searched for an example just now I found this thread from two years ago re someone acquiring a new old stock Pioneer VDR-V1000. Lots of interesting pics of the Pioneer and the blank disc cartridges it (and apparently this Sony LVR 6000) recorded on. This Sony seems to be a much less elaborate (but somehow sturdier-looking) unit, although looks are often deceiving with Pioneer pro gear. Pioneer tended toward overkill with front panel displays and controls that other mfrs relegated to attached PCs.
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    cool

    Though I never entered the world of laserdisc so I can't comment beyond that
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    where do you buy the laserdisc blanks at???
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    Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    where do you buy the laserdisc blanks at???
    Ebay?

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  10. Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    where do you buy the laserdisc blanks at???
    Cross your fingers and look on eBay. Typically $100 per cartridge, but most sellers keep them to bundle with their recorders as a package deal.

    New blanks haven't been made or distributed for many years. Back in the day the Pioneer re-writable recorders cost around $40,000 US, and the "RAM" blanks were $1,200 US apiece. The Sony seems to have been a write-once recorder similar to DVD-R, so it was about half the price of the Pioneers. The write-once blanks were dye based, with all the quirks of DVD-R magnified tenfold. Most have probably rotted away by now: the LaserDisc fanatics on most forums recommend against buying the Sony recorders as "toys" because the blank media is just totally gone. Finding blanks for the Pioneer isn't much easier, but at least they do still exist (and sometimes still work).

    Not exactly a consumer or prosumer format, but would be fun to play with! Huge hulk of hardware: I thought my Sony LDP-2000 industrial player was a truck, but these recorders are double that size and weight.
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    Yeah, WTF ?!?!?!

    I never even heard of an LD blank!!!!!

    I still own a higher end Pioneer LD player and a ton of LD's, I have been into them since they first came out and I have NEVER heard of such a thing and certainly never a burnable LD blank!!!!!!


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    Well now ya can get a hell of a deal on one!!
    US $1,977.89
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