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Anonymous
August 29, 2004 7:21:36 PM

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I figured it was about time I updated my web site with a new article
addressing a question that I am asked constantly, how to get decent
picture quality from a laserdisc on an HDTV.

I've finally done that, and here is the link:

http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/digitalage.html

Feedback is welcome.

- Josh
http://www.mindspring.com/~laserdiscforever

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Anonymous
August 29, 2004 7:21:37 PM

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Joshua Zyber wrote:
> http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/digitalage.html
>
> Feedback is welcome.

It's good work. I'll nit-pick and point out that "bane" ("compression
artifacts, the bain of DVD technology" in the antepenultimate paragraph) is
spelt "bane" and not "bain", but otherwise that's an excellent read.

Now if only I could *afford* the solutions you mention... :-)

doug

--
"Darling, evolution's getting on my nerves..."
--The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 3:56:44 AM

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"Douglas Bailey" <trystero@world.std.com> wrote in message
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> It's good work. I'll nit-pick and point out that "bane" ("compression
> artifacts, the bain of DVD technology" in the antepenultimate
paragraph) is
> spelt "bane" and not "bain", but otherwise that's an excellent read.

Fixed it! Thanks!
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Anonymous
August 30, 2004 3:42:03 PM

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Good article
just wish i could afford some of it but got my eye on a
iscan plus

Smiffy

still love me laserdiscs

"Joshua Zyber" <jzyber@SPAMMERS-BITE-ME.mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> I figured it was about time I updated my web site with a new article
> addressing a question that I am asked constantly, how to get decent
> picture quality from a laserdisc on an HDTV.
>
> I've finally done that, and here is the link:
>
> http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/digitalage.html
>
> Feedback is welcome.
>
> - Josh
> http://www.mindspring.com/~laserdiscforever
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 30, 2004 6:09:45 PM

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Joshua Zyber wrote:
> I figured it was about time I updated my web site with a new article
> addressing a question that I am asked constantly, how to get decent
> picture quality from a laserdisc on an HDTV.

Great article Joshua. Well put and informative.
I guess I myself will be running into those problems soon. My TV starts
acting up lately, and I guess it will die within a few months (Actually
I have to congrat Philips as this *TANK* took a two feet drop face down
right on the tube two years ago and all that broke was the soundboard)
and will most likely be replaced with a rear-projection system, possibly
with all those bells & whistles.
My best option should be to transfer my LDs to DVD-whatnot, dropping a
fortune on Apple's DVD Studio Pro and some external hardware...

Oliver :) 
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 1:15:05 AM

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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:21:36 GMT, Joshua Zyber <jzyber@SPAMMERS-BITE-ME.mindspring.com> wrote:
>Feedback is welcome.

Correction on the first paragraph: YOU may be living in a "digital age"
but I can assure you that I am still watching television the same way
I did 25 years ago and have no intention of changing. (Heck, I still
make regular use of a set that I bought in 1963.) What anyone else
does is their own business, of course, but no DVD player or digital
television set will ever be found in my home. You need to be a little
careful when you make sweeping presumptions about what "we" are or
will be doing.

--
Roger Blake
(Subtract 10 for email.)
August 31, 2004 1:55:08 AM

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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:21:36 GMT, "Joshua Zyber"
<jzyber@SPAMMERS-BITE-ME.mindspring.com> wrote:

>I figured it was about time I updated my web site with a new article
>addressing a question that I am asked constantly, how to get decent
>picture quality from a laserdisc on an HDTV.
>
>I've finally done that, and here is the link:
>
>http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/digitalage.html
>
>Feedback is welcome.
>
>- Josh
>http://www.mindspring.com/~laserdiscforever
>

Well done and a good read. I recently purchased an
HDTV and the info will come in handy when I get around
to hooking up my LD player. : Thanks for posting the link.
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 3:13:18 AM

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"Roger Blake" <rogblake10@iname10.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:21:36 GMT, Joshua Zyber
<jzyber@SPAMMERS-BITE-ME.mindspring.com> wrote:
> >Feedback is welcome.
>
> Correction on the first paragraph: YOU may be living in a "digital age"
> but I can assure you that I am still watching television the same way
> I did 25 years ago and have no intention of changing. (Heck, I still
> make regular use of a set that I bought in 1963.) What anyone else
> does is their own business, of course, but no DVD player or digital
> television set will ever be found in my home. You need to be a little
> careful when you make sweeping presumptions about what "we" are or
> will be doing.
>
> --
> Roger Blake
> (Subtract 10 for email.)

But you use a computer and the internet? We all are living in the digital
age, whether YOU choose to embrace it or not, thats your business..
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 8:34:41 AM

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>YOU may be living in a "digital age" but I can assure you that I am still
watching television the same way I did 25 years ago and have no intention of
changing.>

LOL! This is exactly the kind of nut that helped make the design,
performance, and value challenged LaserDisc format the fruitcake of the A/V
world.



Kraig
(Still focusing on the content rather than the format.)
Anonymous
August 31, 2004 8:31:38 PM

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25 years ago would be 1979. What are you doing in the laserdisc newsgroup?

"Roger Blake" <rogblake10@iname10.com> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 15:21:36 GMT, Joshua Zyber
> <jzyber@SPAMMERS-BITE-ME.mindspring.com> wrote:
>>Feedback is welcome.
>
> Correction on the first paragraph: YOU may be living in a "digital age"
> but I can assure you that I am still watching television the same way
> I did 25 years ago and have no intention of changing. (Heck, I still
> make regular use of a set that I bought in 1963.) What anyone else
> does is their own business, of course, but no DVD player or digital
> television set will ever be found in my home. You need to be a little
> careful when you make sweeping presumptions about what "we" are or
> will be doing.
>
> --
> Roger Blake
> (Subtract 10 for email.)
Anonymous
September 1, 2004 3:15:16 AM

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I still have my original nintendo, but that doesn't mean I believe the new
gaming systems are anything short of amazing. Now, I don't own anything
beyond a Super Nintendo. Although, I would have fun with a new Nintendo...

penguin

p.s. video games are a blackhole as far as my life is concerned, which is
why i refuse to buy them.
Anonymous
September 1, 2004 5:18:39 AM

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The only gaming system I ever played was a SuperNintendo. I bought it out of
curiosity and I thought I would actually use it with a Miracle Piano. (Some
people never learn...;o)

I did have fun playing "Zombies Ate My Neighbors", but that stuff gets old
quick and it was the only game I ever bought.

Give me a crossword or logic puzzle any day.


"Sunstreaking Penguin" <jlurcott@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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>I still have my original nintendo, but that doesn't mean I believe the new
> gaming systems are anything short of amazing. Now, I don't own anything
> beyond a Super Nintendo. Although, I would have fun with a new
> Nintendo...
>
> penguin
>
> p.s. video games are a blackhole as far as my life is concerned, which is
> why i refuse to buy them.
>
>
Anonymous
September 1, 2004 5:29:28 AM

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors is one of my all time favorite games. Anything
with Zombies is great!


"Bernie Woodham" <birnhamwood@insightbb.com> wrote in message
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> The only gaming system I ever played was a SuperNintendo. I bought it out
of
> curiosity and I thought I would actually use it with a Miracle Piano.
(Some
> people never learn...;o)
>
> I did have fun playing "Zombies Ate My Neighbors", but that stuff gets
old
> quick and it was the only game I ever bought.
>
> Give me a crossword or logic puzzle any day.
>
Anonymous
September 10, 2004 3:48:08 PM

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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 23:13:18 GMT, Biz <biznospam@notatt.net> wrote:
>But you use a computer and the internet?

I've been using computers since the 1970s and the internet since the
early 1980s, primarily for work. However, I still use the internet from
a Unix command shell, just like I did over 20 years ago. We don't
need no steeking graphics or "point and click."

--
Roger Blake
(Subtract 10 for email.)
Anonymous
September 10, 2004 3:49:52 PM

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On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:31:38 GMT, Bernie Woodham <birnhamwood@insightbb.com> wrote:
>25 years ago would be 1979. What are you doing in the laserdisc newsgroup?

You do realize, of course, that's when Laser Disc was developed. In
fact I have a copy of Popular Science from that time period detailing
the development of the format, along with CED.

--
Roger Blake
(Subtract 10 for email.)
Anonymous
September 11, 2004 3:00:47 AM

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>You do realize, of course, that's when Laser Disc was developed. In
>fact I have a copy of Popular Science from that time period detailing
>the development of the format, along with CED.

I've always been slightly confused about the early development of Laserdisc. I
know that the terms CED and Discovision are often used and I was lead to
believe that these were not the same as the newer laserdiscs we had into the
late 1990s. I was also under the impression that the term LaserDisc made it's
appearence in 1979 when Pioneer entered the market. Can anyone clear this up
without having to waste to much time writing a big essay?
Steve Grauman
Anonymous
September 13, 2004 7:30:02 AM

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"Steve Grauman" <oneactor1@aol.com> wrote in message
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> I've always been slightly confused about the early development of
Laserdisc. I
> know that the terms CED and Discovision are often used and I was lead
to
> believe that these were not the same as the newer laserdiscs we had
into the
> late 1990s. I was also under the impression that the term LaserDisc
made it's
> appearence in 1979 when Pioneer entered the market. Can anyone clear
this up
> without having to waste to much time writing a big essay?

CED is a separate format completely unrelated to laserdisc. There's a
web site devoted to it at:

www.cedmagic.com

Early laserdiscs from MCA were sold under the banner "DiscoVision".
Aside from the fact that they don't have digital soundtracks, and had
very poor quality control that lead to high rates of laser rot, they are
otherwise the same technology as later laserdiscs and (assuming they're
not rotted to hell) will play on any laserdisc player.

That Popular Science article from 1977 is archived on my site at this
link:

http://www.mindspring.com/~laserguru/popsci.htm
!