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Buying a new Pioneer CLD-A100

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Anonymous
December 24, 2004 3:09:15 AM

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I'm probably going to get this. Mostly for the digital output. It also has
Sega CD and Genesis.

Does anybody know about the quality? And how it would compare to my
current model Pioneer LD-V2200? Thanks!

-Mike
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 5:01:11 PM

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This is a much better unit then your LD-V2200.
Its far more superior then what you are curently using.
Anonymous
December 24, 2004 9:26:32 PM

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I remember they used to use the LD-V2200s in my middle school science
class... so it can't be too good :) 
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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 3:30:04 AM

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>I remember they used to use the LD-V2200s in my middle school science
>class... so it can't be too good :) 
>

One of my schools had a couple of LD-V8000 industrial units. They lack AC-3,
double sided play and a digital audio output but they actually produce a pretty
good picture, very low noise. I'm not sure that the fact a school used it means
much.
Steve Grauman
Anonymous
December 26, 2004 10:36:44 AM

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>One of my schools had a couple of LD-V8000 industrial units. They lack AC-3,
>double sided play and a digital audio output but they actually produce a
>pretty
>good picture, very low noise. I'm not sure that the fact a school used it
>means
>much.

Comparing an LD-V8000 to an LD-V2200 is like comparing a Lexus LS-400 to a
Toyota Corolla.

Both players are, of course, made by the same manufacturer, but the LD-V2200
did not have digital audio capability and most certainly did not have digital
field store for freeze-frame and slow-mo on CLV/CAA discs.

For both models, LaserBarcode interface and RS-232 computer control were
possible. The remote control was optional and sold seperately for both models.

A school using these players usually means that they required a player which
was designed to deal with the demands in an commericial/industrial environment
where a player could potentially see hours more use than a consumer model.

As for the CLD-A100 LaserActive with the Sega module, you can play Genesis and
Sega CD games on it, as well as MegaLD games. You can also try and locate the
hard-to-find TurboDuo expansion which will allow you to play TurboGrafx16,
TurboCD, TurboDuo, and TurboLD titles.

MegaLD and TurboLD were exclusively made for the Pioneer LaserActive.

Anyways, it's pretty much like the CLD-S201, performance-wise and feature-wise.

Getting one to play SegaCD?

I recommend that you try to get all four Working Designs titles for the Sega CD
as they were some of the few games for that system that were worth anything in
terms of entertainment value (if you can find them and wish to pay the amount
they typically command in the used market). "Lunar: The Silver Star," "Vay,"
"Popful Mail," and "Lunar 2: Eternal Blue" are the Working Designs titles in
question.

Others include Sega's "Shining Force CD," Virgin's "Heart of the Alien: Out of
this World parts 1 and 2," Sony's "Mickey Mania," JVC's "Keio: Flying
Squadron," and Konami's "Snatcher."

Avoid those stupid FMV titles like "Sewer Shark," which killed the Sega CD with
their utterly linear gameplay dynamic, cheesy acting, and horrid storylines. -
Reinhart
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 6:35:34 AM

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>Comparing an LD-V8000 to an LD-V2200 is like comparing a Lexus LS-400 to a
>Toyota Corolla.
>

I wasn't comparing anything to anything, merely saying that simply because they
were used at a school does not make them horrible players, as the LD-V800s used
at my high school are actually pretty good units.
Steve Grauman
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 6:35:35 AM

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Actually the LD-V8000 is pretty highly regarded. High quality single sided
player. Low noise, very good picture stability. Just doesn't have all the
consumer buttons on the front and is not as pretty to look at as the
Consumer units.

Kurtis

"Steve Grauman" <oneactor1@aol.com> wrote in message
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> >Comparing an LD-V8000 to an LD-V2200 is like comparing a Lexus LS-400 to
> >a
>>Toyota Corolla.
>>
>
> I wasn't comparing anything to anything, merely saying that simply because
> they
> were used at a school does not make them horrible players, as the LD-V800s
> used
> at my high school are actually pretty good units.
> Steve Grauman
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