17.1 What are some places to mailorder laserdiscs from?
Please help me update these!
17.2 Are there any good laserdisc magazines I can subscribe to?
From Bill Cruce (email@example.com)
The following list of laserdisc/video magazines contains information I believe to be accurate as of July 1993, but I guarantee nothing :-) VIDEO and VIDEO REVIEW have been omitted because everyone knows how to find them. These are magazines I am personally familiar with. There are others as well ...
Catalog of (almost) all Laser Discs in print (but no reviews):
Magazines devoted (largely) to Laser Disc software reviews:
Magazine with more emphasis on Video Hardware (But some Laser Disc software reviews and considerable discussion of the source movies and technology of framing, transfer, etc.):
17.3 Is there a guide to Bob Niland's articles?
Excerpted from Bob Niland's (firstname.lastname@example.org) LD#00: Index of Articles on Laser Video Disc (LD) 04 Jul 94
You may request any of these at any time. Recent copies are also available for anonymous ftp on:
Niland's articles are also available through the WWW, at address http://www.tde.lth.se/home/hf/ce/ld/lda/index.html.
Note: If you fail to include one or two known-valid email addresses in your email request, I cannot guarantee you will receive anything. Do not rely on the return path of your request being usable.
Timelines: This index and the listed articles are available on other networks and BBS's on which I have no access. If the date at the top of this index is over 90 days old, you almost certainly have an out-of-date copy of the index. Please ask for an updated index when requesting an article.
All articles are flatfile ASCII (no non-standard HP ROMAN8 or standard ISO Latin-1 eurochars) and fit in 80 columns. Caution: some are over 64KB long and the complete set is around 800 KB.
Feel free to request articles by number.
No. Topic Revision -- --------------------------------------------------- --------- 1. Introduction to Laser Video Disc. Contains info on 04 Jul 94 LD that you won't easily find anywhere else. 2. Introduction to imported LDs. 10 Jul 93 3. Introduction to surround sound. 16 Apr 93 4. LD media quality report. 30 Mar 91 5. How to return a defective LD to Pioneer. 18 Feb 92 6. Introduction to Criterion Collection. 22 Nov 91 7. Current Voyager Press (Criterion Collection) Monthly catalog summary. 8. LD loaning agreement. 30 Dec 90 9. Identifying LD mint marks. 26 Apr 93 10. LD "Best Practices" suggestions for producers. 13 Jul 92 12. CAV still-frame: ramblings on 3-2 pull-down and white flags. 01 Apr 93 13. LD care and repair. 13 Jul 92 14. LD retail sources: national mail order and Colorado 22 Jul 93 15. A summary of articles on IDTV. 16 Mar 92 16. Looking back: CED 05 Mar 92 17. What is a "defect"? 06 Aug 92 18. Tips for LD retailers 01 Mar 92 19. Glossary of LD/Video/Cinema terms (in progress) 20. Bibliography of LD/Video/Cinema titles 22 Aug 93 Short subjects - These articles will disappear when they are incorporated into planned larger articles. 91. LD Player purchase suggestions. 22 Jul 93 92. Y/C ("S-video") connection on LD. 28 Oct 92 93. LD-101 "A Video Standard" disc summary. 16 Jan 92 94. How to buy a CD player (applies to LD audio). 16 Jan 92 95. Laser Disc Newsletter overview. 13 Jul 92 96. How is LD "analog"? 21 Jan 92 97. CAV vs CLV 24 Jan 94
These articles are updated frequently and feedback is solicited. They also probably contain errors, as the author is not a video professional. These articles contain information that I want to know, and when I find it, I write it down. They exist because no one in the industry or in the trade press has done the same.
17.4 What good WWW-pages are there for people interested in LDs?
I maintain a jumpgate for different LD pages at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~leopold/Ld/. From there you can find links to many other LD WWW-pages.
17.5 What are some other Internet resources for LD info?
(Please help me build this list.)
Last Updated: 04/17/97