Chapter 16: Credits and Color Bars



I've created a new section on the site for feature articles, and I'm looking for people who are interested in writing about the LD format. Topics I think would be interesting include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • LaserActive - What it is, how it works, what the best games are
  • LD players in industrial usage
  • Karaoke - LD's dirty little secret
  • Hi-Vision/MUSE
  • The history of the laserdisc format
  • Hardward reviews
  • LD player repair and maintenance
  • Other interesting topics
I can't pay anything, but of course full credit will be given to the orignal author. If something like that interests you, please let me know at:

jzyber @ mind spring . com (remove spaces)


To read more of my reviews visit the DVD Review Index for Joshua Zyber.

My profound thanks to Karim Ghantous and Peter Jones for their help improving the design and appearance of this site. For further information regarding laserdiscs, visit the following sites:

Laserdisc Technical Information

Bob Niland's Laserdisc FAQ
Cleaning a Laserdisc Instructions
Laserdisc Archive - Hardware Reviews and Specifications
Laserdisc Packing/Shipping Technique Instructions
Laserdisc Technical Specs
Thad Labs - LD Player Specifications

Laserdisc Resources

BLAM Entertainment Group
     (Excellent Resource for DiscoVision, Dolby Digital, DTS, Mintmark 
      Identification, Star Trek on LD, and the Universal Signature Collection)
Criterion Collection Laserdisc List - Former LD Producers
CriterionDVD - Unofficial Site, with Laserdisc Info
DVD-Laserdisc Newsletter - 1000s of Detailed LD Reviews
DVD Scan - DVD & Laserdisc Reviews
Europe LD - PAL Laserdisc Info & Reviews
Image Entertainment - Former LD Producers
Ka Chun's Laserdisc Links
Laserdisc Database- Catalog of All Laserdisc Titles
Laserdisc Information Page - News & Reviews
Laserdisc Related Links - European Emphasis
The Laserdisc Review - NTSC & PAL Reviews
Laserdisc Section - Links Page (not updated)
LaserVision: The Early Days of Laserdisc
Orlofsky's Laserdisc Register Software
THX Digitally Mastered Titles
Tribute to Laserdisc
Walt Disney Japanese Laserdiscs (with pictures)

Laserdisc Sales

Jeff's Used LD/DVD Search Engine - Invaluable Resource
Big Emma's Laserdiscs and DVDs
Laser Town
Nicolas Santini's LD Sales - Recommended Source for Japanese Imports
Nicolas Santini's eBay Store
Playback Trading LD/DVD Sales (formerly Laser Exchange) - Many Imports
Randy Chase's LD Sales
RecoBANCHOU - Japanese Imports

Laserdisc Auctions

eBay Laserdisc Category
eBay Laserdisc Player Category
eBay Stores Laserdisc Section

LaserActive Resources (LD-based video game system)

Dragon's Lair Project - Laserdisc Gaming Info & Discussion Forum
Pioneer LaserActive Station - Discussion Forum
The Virtual LaserActive Museum

DVD Resources

Cheap DVD Guide
The Digital Bits - News and Reviews
DVD-Basen - DVD Review Search Engine
DVD Demystified - DVD FAQ
DVDFile - News and Reviews
DVD Talk - News & Discussion Forum

DVD Sales

DVD Price Search - Invaluable Resource
Amazon - Region 1 NTSC USA
Amazon UK - Region 2 PAL UK
CD Japan - Region 2 NTSC
Diabolik DVD- Rare and Obscure Import DVD Sales (Many Regions)
DVD Empire - Region 1 NTSC USA
DVD.IT - Region 2 PAL Italy
EzyDVD - Region 4 PAL Australia
HiViZone - Region 3 NTSC Hong Kong
HMV Japan - Region 2 NTSC
YesAsia - Regions 2 & 3 NTSC (Japan, Hong Kong, Korea)

Other Obscure Video Disc Formats

CED Magic
Dead Media Project: McDonnell Douglas LaserFilm
EVD Enhanced Video Disc & HVD High-Clearness Video Disc (Chinese High-Definition Formats)
MUSE Reviews
VCD Help
VHD Discworld (Video High Density)
VHD Sales by Nicolas Santini

(Please email me if you know of more good, comprehensive sites related to MUSE/Hi-Vision or LaserFilm.)

General Home Theater Resources

AVS Forum - Discussion
Guide to OAR (Original Aspect Ratio)
Home Theater Forum
Internet Movie Database
Joe Kane Productions: Video Essentials
Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

Questions, comments, or suggestions for improving this site may be emailed to  jzyber @ mind spring . com (remove spaces). 
Please use subject line "Laserdisc".

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