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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Retro Sunday! The Videodisc

Sometimes "when dealing with the cutting edge of technology the blood on the floor is yours". The Laserdisc was technically superior for playback compared to Videocassettes, but never really caught on in North America and ended up in Bob's bell bottoms and Betamax store.
  This is a Pioneer CLD-V2400 model. I had a Luxman that turned itself into a brick so I got this off of Ebay for 20 bucks or so.

The DVD is shown for comparison to the Videodisc. Two lighthearted comedies, no? 

So, now what? Well this is almost too much effort for the results, but it does help keep the geek card in good standing. First get one of these:

Nice little video capture device. Not quite the cache of a high end video card, but good enough for composite video.

After recording to a PC, download this:

Then fire up the entertainment center and set the wayback machine to 1985!

I hope everyone has a great week and a great Memorial Day!

Oh, the equipment is Denon, but I unfortunately do not have any Denon AKDL1 cables. It is something I hope to upgrade to soon!

1 comment:

  1. Be careful when you get the Denon cables, I've heard bad reviews about them....