Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

What are easy tests for laserdisc player quality?

Tags:
  • Laser Disc Players
  • Video
Last response: in Home Theatre Legacy
Share
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 7:31:33 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

I have several laserdisc players I'd like to compare but I don't have
anything sophisticated like a video noise analyser. What are simple
visual tests that tend to reveal the differences in laser disc
players? I have all the standard test discs.

More about : easy tests laserdisc player quality

Anonymous
June 11, 2004 3:46:05 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

Aaron Nabil <ctnabil@spiritone.com> wrote in message news:65354389.0406101431.1938f6aa@posting.google.com...
> I have several laserdisc players I'd like to compare but I don't have
> anything sophisticated like a video noise analyser. What are simple
> visual tests that tend to reveal the differences in laser disc
> players? I have all the standard test discs.

Use your eyes and ears. That's all that matters, initially.

After you have done that, draw up a list of the model numbers
and how YOU rated them and post it here.

If you get a lot of disagreement, then you'll know that one
or more of those machines is probably in need of repair
and/or adjustment.
Anonymous
June 11, 2004 9:08:33 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

"Aaron Nabil" <ctnabil@spiritone.com> wrote in message
news:65354389.0406101431.1938f6aa@posting.google.com...
> I have several laserdisc players I'd like to compare but I don't have
> anything sophisticated like a video noise analyser. What are simple
> visual tests that tend to reveal the differences in laser disc
> players? I have all the standard test discs.

Watch a frame with a solid red field (or a movie scene with lots of red
lighting) to see how much chroma noise the player exhibits.
Related resources
Anonymous
June 11, 2004 10:19:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

As Josh suggests, the color red is an excellent test for chroma noise!
I have a CAV Japanese demo disc that I use in all of the players that I
come across. One scene has a close up of some red flowers.
On some players the red color seems "alive" with chroma noise. On
other players, it's very solid.
The worst offenders I've seen are the Philips CDV 488 and the
Panasonic LX 1000. The red flowers were so "busy" as to be irritating.
Believe it or not, the Sony MDP 650 was acceptable and the Panasonic
LX900, Pioneer CLD D703/ Elite 79 were very acceptable.
Kevin.
Anonymous
June 11, 2004 11:32:18 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

KevHaw@webtv.net (Kevin Hawerchuk) wrote in message news:<5377-40C9872D-22@storefull-3252.bay.webtv.net>...
> As Josh suggests, the color red is an excellent test for chroma noise!
> I have a CAV Japanese demo disc that I use in all of the players that I
> come across. One scene has a close up of some red flowers.
> On some players the red color seems "alive" with chroma noise. On
> other players, it's very solid.
> The worst offenders I've seen are the Philips CDV 488 and the
> Panasonic LX 1000. The red flowers were so "busy" as to be irritating.
> Believe it or not, the Sony MDP 650 was acceptable and the Panasonic
> LX900, Pioneer CLD D703/ Elite 79 were very acceptable.
> Kevin.


The Pioneer Dolby Digital Experience LD excels in audio tests and also
offers a good range of video patterns. One such pattern is a full red
screen.

For those who have MUSE discs, the shot in Paris with a close-up of
cherries is absolutely awesome in its display of various reds. This
shot is also included in some Sony MUSE demo discs.
Anonymous
June 13, 2004 5:57:29 AM

Archived from groups: alt.video.laserdisc (More info?)

> Believe it or not, the Sony MDP 650 was acceptable

Not surprising. The MDP-650 was one of the very few LaserDisc players that
Sony managed to get right.

Another is the MDP-1000, which is an industrial version of the MDP-333 sans the
quirks and with many upgrades such as a better video section, audio section,
optical pickup, and a beefier power supply. - Reinhart
!