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  Laserdisc - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Laserdisc estuvo disponible en el mercado en 1978, dos años después de la primera grabadora de vídeo VHS y cinco años antes de la aparición del CD, que está basado en la tecnología del Laserdisc.
En un Laserdisc, se utiliza una modulación de frecuencia obteniendo una onda portadora que es codificada mediante modulación por anchura de pulsos, para crear las hendiduras y regiones.
Los Laserdiscs eran más baratos que los videocasetes en cuanto a fabricación, porque carecían de tapa de plástico y de partes movibles que son necesarias para que las cintas VHS puedan funcionar (una cinta VHS normalmente tiene al menos 14 partes incluyendo la propia cinta.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laserdisc#Informaci.C3.B3n_t.C3.A9cnica   (4100 words)

  Laserdisc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laserdisc technology, using a transparent disc, was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958 (and patented in 1961 and 1969).
Laserdiscs were cheaper than videocassettes to manufacture, because they lack the moving parts and plastic outer shell that are necessary for VHS tapes to work.
Laserdisc is a composite video format: the luminance (fl and white) and chrominance (color) information are transmitted in one signal and it is the responsibility of the receiver to separate them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laserdisc   (5793 words)

 Video: Laserdisc Introduction
A laserdisc is a play only, 12-inch (typical, there is also a 8-inch, known as a laserdisc single) diameter double-sided optical disc capable of 425 lines of NTSC video resolution used for playing back video and sound from a player which output to a television.
LaserDisc was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958, patented in 1961 and 1969, and first demonstrated by Philips and MCA (Music Corporation of America) in 1972.
In the years before DVD, laserdisc was the definitive collector's medium for high resolution video, producing a tremendous volume of output (estimates say approximately 15,000 titles) and some of the finest archive editions of classic movies, many of which may never be reproduced on DVD due to rights issues.
www.geocities.com /columbiaisa/video_laserdisc_intro.htm   (2453 words)

 Laserdisc video game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A laserdisc video game is an arcade game that uses pre-recorded video (either live-action or animation) played from a laserdisc, either as the entirety of the graphics, or as part of the graphics.
In the late 1980s, American Laser Games produced a wide variety of live-action light gun laserdisc video games, which played much like the early laserdisc games, but used a light gun instead of a joystick to affect the action.
Although laserdiscs have become an obsolete technology, the term "laserdisc game" is still used to refer to games that feature pre-recorded video as a gameplay element, even if laserdiscs themselves are in no way involved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laserdisc_video_game   (460 words)

 Laserdisc Forever - The LD Collector's Resource
Laserdisc Reviews featuring analysis of both content and technical specifications.
6/10/2000 - Updated questions for the Laserdisc Survey - Previous respondents are free to amend their answers.
All material on the Laserdisc Forever web site or its corresponding pages is ©2001-2005 by Joshua Zyber.
www.mindspring.com /~laserdisc-forever   (493 words)

 Laserdisc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Laserdisc technology was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958, patented in 1961 and 1969, and first demonstrated by Philips and MCA in 1972.
Sometimes a substandard adhesive was used to sandwich together the two sides of the disc, causing the disc to delaminate slightly and allowing oxygen to cause the metallic part of the discs to oxidize.
A disadvantage with the analog nature of Laserdiscs is that most players exhibit a slight but perceivable 30 Hz video flicker, and slight dust and wear on the hardware or disc can degrade video and audio over time.
www.freedownloadsoft.com /info/laserdisc.html   (2983 words)

 The LaserDisc Format
LaserDisc (LD) is the grandfather of optical disc storage media.
LaserDisc was more popular in Japan, thanks in part to collectors of Anime content.
LaserDiscs included chapters which are similar to DVD chapters.
www.mediacollege.com /video/format/laserdisc   (216 words)

 Babylon 5: Laserdisc Review
The first of the four laserdiscs released is actually a made for cable TV movie prequel from TNT as a prelude to the television series.
Another disappointment that may dismay collectors is the fact that all of the episodes released on laserdisc have not been enhanced for 16 by 9 televisions.
The most important aspect of the laserdiscs is the episode quality themselves and the picture and sound quality on these discs make owning them a worthwhile investment.
www.visi.com /~wildfoto/reviews/laserdisc.html   (822 words)

 Introduction To LaserDisc (with a European Slant)
LaserDisc is a replay only video disc system based upon the same laser-read optical disc technology used by the Compact Disc digital audio format.
LaserDisc is the sole survivor of the video disc format wars of the early 1980s, and has become firmly established as THE domestic Video Disc system.
LaserDisc as it is now known (it has previously been known as LaserVision, DiscoVision, and CD-Video) was originally developed by the Dutch electronics company Philips in the 1970s.
www.ee.surrey.ac.uk /Contrib/EuropeLD/LDintro.html   (2533 words)

 Laserdisc Guide
Air inside a Laserdisc will cause it to rot (rot means the oxygen in the air breaks down the aluminum substrate that contains the pits that contain the program information that the players read.) The picture gets more and more spots that appear over time and the audio gets pops and other abnormalities.
Eventually, they figured out how to vacuum out the air during the disc manufacturing process, but it took a few more years to figure out that the glue they were using to seal the two plastic halves that covered the aluminum substrate was gradually oxidizing and releasing oxygen into the discs.
Laserdisc is a very old format as we learned in the history section.
www.moesrealm.com /hometheater/laserdisc-guide.html   (5366 words)

 AC-3 Laserdisc Modification board - installed in a Pioneer CLD-D703   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
In 1995, laserdisc players were the highest quality of video and audio you could get for home theater.
Before I ordered one, I decided that I should open my laserdisc player and see if I could predict how hard it was going to be to install the modification board without their $80 worth of parts and instructions.
It was at this point that I got a laserdisc to test the signal levels going in and out of the mod board during operation.
www.mnns.com /~ka0ywn/laserdisc.html   (2099 words)

 Laserdisc Information Page - FAQ
The Laserdisc was the first optical disc available to consumers and helped form the basis of the CD, the most popular optical disc to date.
Furthermore, Laserdiscs lead the way in creating the home theater revolution and a better appreciation of both movies and video by popularizing widescreen video presentations and including extras such as director's commentary and making of features.  Through its long life, Laserdiscs has been known by other names including DiscoVison (obviously in the '70s) and Laservison.
Laserdiscs' biggest advantage is that it has been around for more than 20 years.
laserdiscs.discdude.net /faq.htm   (2364 words)

 Pioneer CLD-704 Laserdisc Player
The Pioneer CLD-704 Laserdisc player is considered by many to be one of the better Laserdisc players that a mere mortal could afford and definitely the best non-Elite player that Pioneer ever made.
Laserdiscs often sound better than their DVD counterparts as well due to their PCM soundtracks.
Also DTS Laserdiscs are all full bit rate and the sound on them is amazing.
www.moesrealm.com /hometheater/pioneercld704.html   (486 words)

 Monty Python DVD & Laserdisc Guide
Laserdiscs have been around since 1978, about as long as VHS, but due mainly to their higher cost they have always been a small, niche market.
Early laserdiscs were susceptible to a problem known as laser rot, in which the aluminum layers on which the data is encoded, inside the outer protective plastic layer, oxidize.
Rot is common among laserdiscs made in the late 1970's and early 1980's, but after that the manufacturers started using better glue and better quality control, and the problem became rare.
gregl.net /python/ld_dvd.htm   (4600 words)

By 1981, Laserdisc (first with intercaps as LaserDisc, then later without) had become the common name for the format, and the Discovision label disappeared, simply becoming MCA or (later) MCA-Universal Laserdisc.
Laserdisc technology was invented by David Paul Gregg in 1958, patented in 1961 and 1969, and first publicly demonstrated by Philips and MCA in 1972.
Like on a CD, the surface of a laserdisc is composed of aluminium foil covered by pits and lands, but Laserdisc Video was stored in Analog Format.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Laserdisc   (3818 words)

 Horrordvds.com - Monster Squad - Japanese LD review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This is the usual spot where I explain why laserdisc remains so great, so necessary, and so essential a format to every horror fan.
The transfer on this laserdisc is satisfactory at best, but I do recommend it over the domestic laserdisc primarily because of the widescreen presentation.
Given this laserdisc is from 1989, it's hard to fault anyone for what was most likely considered a decent transfer (minus the overly bright colors) back then.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/msquad-jld/index.shtml   (1861 words)

 LaserDisc - Europe-LD Web Information Service
This is the World Wide Web component of the Europe-LD information service, a combination of a mailing list, an anonymous ftp archive and these World Wide Web pages.
The Europe-LD information services give extensive coverage to matters LaserDisc in both PAL and NTSC colour systems since in the European and Australiasian LaserDisc markets multi-standard players are the norm.
The Web and FTP services in particular should be of interest to North American and Japanese readers, and I've marked the sections with NTSC related material with an asterix (*).
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=Laserdisc&bdcr=1&bdcu=http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Contrib/EuropeLD/&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-2989C1C6-CEEE-1710-5229-7CE38CA7A27D-ym   (265 words)

 Horrordvds.com - The Frighteners: Signature Collection LD review
It was released at a time when laserdisc production was starting to dry up, and Pioneer printed only a very small batch of boxes (500-1000).
I should point out that there are 12 extra minutes of footage inserted back into this Director's Cut laserdisc, but I found most of those scenes to be very enjoyable, and some actually help strengthen the story.
If I didn't own the DTS laserdisc I'd probably rate this an A or A+, but given the DTS laserdisc is so much more powerful and natural sounding that you end up hearing so much MORE, I'm going to rate this an A-.
www.horrordvds.com /reviews/a-m/frighteners-ld   (2854 words)

This film is a gritty and realistic prison drama which lays bare the prison system of the 1940's, warts and all.
The interview is conducted by Laserdisc producer Cary Roan; Roan recorded his questions in the U.S., Dassin recorded his responses in Greece and the two sections are married for this Laserdisc release.
BRUTE FORCE is an outstanding motion picture and an excellent Laserdisc which every serious film fan will want to add to their Laserdisc collection.
www.thecinemalaser.com /ld_reviews/bruteforce.htm   (498 words)

 CP Computer Lab: Laserdisc Instruction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Connect one end of RCA cable to Video/Audio out on laserdisc player.
Turn on the Laserdisc player power, a blue screen should appear on TV.
Place the Laserdisc on the disc table with the correct side facing up.
www.moraga.k12.ca.us /cp/laserdisc.htm   (188 words)

 How to connect a Pioneer LaserDisc player using the MCI Pioneer LaserDisc device in Windows 95.   
In this level, programs encoded on a LaserDisc are sent to the player's memory.
If the device driver were installed, it would overwrite the information encoded on the LaserDisc, and would probably cause the connection to be dropped.
The MCI Pioneer LaserDisc device driver is required for this configuration.
www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk /laserdisc_archive/pioneer_ld_player_connection_to_windows.htm   (340 words)

 eBay — laser discs, laserdiscs and laser disk items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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 LaserDisc Players at Nashville's Media Services
Pioneer leads the world in LaserDisc technology, with more LaserDisc players in use in more classrooms than all other brands combined.
Provides all of the professional performance and style you'd expect in a Pioneer LaserDisc player, packaged in a new streamlined housing.
The Pioneer LaserBarcode system is the most effective method for bringing the benefits of LaserDisc and CD audio discs to your presentations.
www.lcdcity.com /lasrdisc/players.htm   (357 words)

 Laserdisc UK Web Site
The LaserDisc Archive has been added to the web site and aims to provide both pictures, reviews and specifications for the many laserdisc players produced since the late 1970's up to the present day.
The LaserDisc Archive web site is still under construction but presently contains many players from the major manufacturers.
There will be many laserdisc players overlooked and often details will be incomplete.
www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk   (193 words)

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