Pioneer LD-V8000 aka LD-V800
Thanks to Hartmut Hackl for the pictures.
The LD-V8000 LaserDisc Player
World's Most Advanced Industrial Laser Videodisc Player
Still Pictures with Random Access Audio
One Hour of Fully Interactive Video
Four Independent Audio Channels
both CAV and CLV discs, the video memory feature of the LD-V8000 eliminates
blank pauses during search time.
searching, the player stores the current picture in memory until the next image
is available. The LD-V8000 can store images in either frame or field mode. In
addition to a two-field digital memory, the LD-V8000 uses a digital timebase
corrector to enhance picture quality. The result -- a smooth, seamless search
which eliminates distracting visual discontinuities in your program.
the LD-V8000, end-to-end search time on CAV discs is one half second or less. On
CLV discs, search time is four seconds or less. By employing a linear motor and
optical detector, the LD-V8000 easily achieves rapid positioning of the optical
assembly, offering a high degree of precision and reliability while using a
minimum of moving parts.
and variable-speed play, once restricted to only CAV discs, are now available on
CLV discs. Frame accurate search, always available with CAV discs, is now easily
implemented with CLV discs. The combination of video memory functions and
freeze-frame uniquely available in the LD-V8000 make interactive CLV practical
for the first time.
digital audio tracks and two analog audio tracks can be played back
simultaneously or independently. The result is unprecedented flexibility. Four
channels means four languages, four levels of presentation, or four hours of
random-access audio on one side of a CLV disc.
Pictures with Random-Access Audio
the LD-V8000 even more flexible is the ability to hold a still picture on the
screen and play any portion of the four audio tracks. Up to four hours of
random-access audio can be played with a variety of still pictures from 108,000
randomly accessed frames of video on a CLV disc.
Compatible for Simple Operation
LaserBarcode system is a greatly simplified system of remote control utilizing
barcodes and a scanner pen.
this system, the hand-held scanner is traced across a barcode, and instantly
instructs the videodisc player to execute the playback commands encoded in that
barcode. The LD-V8000 LaserDisc player is compatible with the LaserBarcode
system for both wired and wireless operation when used with the optional barcode
reader. For education, training, or presentations, the LD-V8000 will let you
create amazing interactivity with a simple wave of your hand.
on-screen menus, it is easy to access and configure many player setup functions.
Functions previously associated with physical switch controls are now displayed
on the video screen. Each control has a brief description as well as a list of
options for each function.
Screen Text Overlay
LD-V8000 has 12 lines of 20 characters, upper and lower case. In addition, many
of the most common European characters are also available. Text can be displayed
over still frame, full-motion video, or over a blue or black background.
LD-V8000 offers a full range of sync versatility. Through the SYNC IN port on
the rear panel, an external composite sync signal may be easily imported from an
external sync generator or another "master" LD-V8000.
through" chaining for multiple player applications is easily implemented by
simply exporting through the second SYNC IN port.
LD-V8000 has an internal sync generator. When exporting this internally
generated sync signal, the SYNC OUT port is used.
to a wide variety of computers is easily accomplished through the RS232C
interface. Using standard RS232C protocol, the interface is implemented through
a 15-pin connector common to the LD-V4200 LaserDisc Player and LC-V330
Autochanger. The LD-V8000 is compatible with systems designed to control the
mnemonic command language of the LD-V8000 is a super-set of the commands used in
the LDV4200. Cables and controllers developed for the LD-V4200 are directly
control is loaded into 7K of memory for use by the microprocessor of the
LD-V8000. Featuring a high degree of compatibility with previous players, Level
2 applications on the LD-V8000 will operate in both CAV and CLV modes.
selected, the AUTO REPEAT feature automatically restarts the disc when the end
of a side is encountered.
AUTO REPEAT feature is both hardware and software selectable.
AUTO PLAY feature provides two selectable modes of operation. In the POWER ON
mode, with a disc in the player at power up, the disc begins to play
automatically. In the DISC LOAD mode, when a disc is inserted and the tray
closed, play is initiated. Each mode of the AUTO PLAY feature is both hardware
and software selectable.
Choice of Remote Control
remote capability is built in with the LD-V8000. Remote control may be
implemented using a variety of remote control units. The LD-V8000 is compatible
with either the RU-V6000T (LD-V6000 Series) or RU-V103 (LD-V2000 Series) remote
control units. The remote control unit is available as an optional separate
with EFM Output Terminal
LD-V8000 LaserDisc player has a special terminal that allows the output of EFM
signals when LDROM discs containing digital data are played. With the EFM
terminal, the LD-V8000 can be used for multimedia applications as a component
that combines the twin functions of LD-ROM playback and LaserDisc playback.
allowing the interactive system designer to build onto existing software, OPEN
ARCHITECTURE affords the ability to customize the LD-V8000. Additional program
tasks may be implemented by modifying the instruction set of resident EPROMs. In
cases where extra RAM, extra ROM, alternative connectors or processors are
required, additional physical space and appropriate signals are available inside
LaserVision Videodisc Player
1, 2, 3
play (CAV) disc 1,800 RPM
play (CLV) disc 1,800 - 600 RPM (when using 12-inch disc)
requirements AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
power consumption 100 W
16-17/32 x 5-1/2 x 17-13/16 in.
x 140 x 453 mm)
weight (without package) 32.4 lbs. (14.7 kg)
temperature 41 - 95 degrees F
5 - 35 degrees C)
humidity 5 - 90% (There should be no moisture
standard play disc 30 min/side
extended play disc 60 min/side
standard play disc 14 min/side
extended play disc 20 min/side
playback time differs for each disc.
1 Vp-p nominal, sync negative
terminated 75 ohm unbalanced
2 channels (1/L, 2/R)
ONLY 2 channels (3/L, 4/R)
500 mV nominal (1 kHz 100% modulation,
Two RCA jacks
MIN: +2 -2 V, MAX: +2 -4 V
BNC jack (2)
BNC jack (1)
control (front panel)
Stereo miniature phone jack
Port (rear panel) RS-232C
Remote Control Unit
RS-232C Cable (Male DB-15 to Male DB-25 DTE)
RS-232C Interface cable kit for Apple Macintosh Plus/SE, Apple II GS, and Mac
II. (Male DB-15 to Apple "Circular 8")
CK-15P Interface Cable Kit for IBM InfoWindow