Back on this
Well, I already know there is a problem with a least one LD players.
The model originally used in the Theater is the Pioneer LD-V800.
Two years ago I got a *spare* one, not tested... but it's not enough for me
Impossible to find more LD-V800 players on the net for sale... but sometime I see LD-V8000
Almost no information about the difference between the LD-V800 & LD-V8000 except this website : http://www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk/laserdisc_archive/pioneer/pioneer_ldv-8000/pioneer_ld-v8000.htmPioneer LD-V8000 aka LD-V800
Damn! Do they are identical ?
When no one can help you, the only solution is ...experiment by yourself
On ebay US :
US 39.99$ each? Bargain!
There is a little problem... the LD players are located in Canada. Let's ask the seller if he can ship to Belgium
Thanks for your interest in my listing. Unfortunately, shipping to Belgium would cost $327. Because of the very high rates for overseas, I do not offer these outside of Canada and the USA.
... OK, I'm forced to ask to Barry 'Sonic 1992' if he can help me on this
In no time, he replies me with a big YES
Green light so, let buy it now TWO players (one of the three available was already sold).
That first step costs me $225.98 (BIN + shipping to US)
Few weeks later, Barry got the LD players. Now the shipping cost from US to Belgium will be $148.95 ... per player
OK, I'm asking Barry to just send me one LD player this month, in order to not exceed my 'ArcadeLifeStlyle' monthly budget
And here's what I got this friday
See the personal picture added by Barry on the box
By the way, did you see the word 'DOUANE' written on the adhesive tape
... it means 'customs'
Fortunately, I *only* have to pay an additional 10€ fee when arrival
Ok, let's check the monster
Now, let compare this one with the original one I got with the Theater.
Down :Pioneer LD-V8000 player
Top :Pioneer LD-V800 player
Except the name of the model, the front is exactly the same :
Now the back
Same connectors here, but a difference in the power consumption / voltage
Down :Pioneer LD-V8000 player - 120V, 100W
Top :Pioneer LD-V800 player - 100V, 43W ?
Well, I didn't know a 100V voltage was possible somewhere? What If I plug this into a 110V socket? Nothing special I presume because I already do it in order to extract the LD (remember, that model is the one original one located in the Galaxian Theater when I got it). But how to explain that difference of consumption?
Anyway, let's continue to compare them...
Great! All the connections/signals I need are the same... the only difference here is the format of the connector for the 'Video Out' : Cinch / BNC
So all I need will be this
Now, the last question... does this player is still working, has it survived the trip? ... remember
I don't have my Galaxian 'Dragoon' or 'Zolgear' LD close to me, so let's try an other NTSC LD, for example 'Space Ace'
Looks fine so far
Ok, let's hope the second laser disc player will be also working.... stay tuned