[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Anyone have an old laserdisc player?

Jason Howe jason at smbfc.net
Thu Jul 28 20:28:20 EDT 2016

On 07/28/2016 08:32 AM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Yes, some of the discs have a touch laser rot... at least a visible
> colored wave. None are extreme though, not as bad as this:
> https://psap.library.illinois.edu/assets/laserdisc-rot01-1500-d1baafba0c9e1e060743272e1b491a7c.jpg
>   They're early discs, branded as MCA Disco Vision.
> Here's what one of the discs did in my player. When the machine
> reached a bad spot in the disc it would give up after a moment. If I
> used the jog control sometimes I could skip over the bad part:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgF9BalTHSY
> This was one of the older discs, but despite having some rot it still
> played acceptably:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAkLazvGWOg
Unfortunately me and my laserdisc players are on the wrong side of the 
country these days, but I just have to say, the opening to that second 
one is amazing...

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