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LDDb Mint-o-Matic™

The Mint-o-Matic™ will try to help you make some sense of those cryptic marks found on the inner circle of mist LaserDiscs. They usually come in two groups:

  • The plastic batch production number (stamped, mostly numbers)
  • The video master reference (stamped, embedded or hand-written)
The video master reference is the one we need to identify a manufacturer with a high level of probability.

 Please input Mint Markings here  My best guess would be...
 
 
 

Pioneer® Manufacturing serial number

Pioneer used a simple conversion system to register the manufacturing date from the Serial Number found at the back of your player, demodulator, etc.
Until mid-1990's, it looks like the pattern was composed of A (letters) and 0 (digits) as follows: AA0000000A or AA0000000AA. For example, my LD-S9 is QI1004529P.
Starting mid-1990's, the scheme changed somehow to also used the AAAA000000AA such as SESA021316YY (CLD-D925) or BBTT006968JP (HLD-X9).

 Please input your Pioneer Serial here  This translates into...