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Added by admin (391)
Cover by thepenguin

Added on: 02/02/2003
Latest update: 29/07/2010
User updates processed: 4

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Laser Optics II: The Future of Home Entertainment (1989) [PA-89-01]

Country  USA  
Released  1989
Publisher  Pioneer Laser Entertainment

UPC  (none)
I-S-B-N  (none)
Category  Demo Disc

Color  Color
Length  26 min.
Sides  2
Chapters  11
Size  12"
Picture  Video
Ratio  1.33:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Standard
Rot status  None reported
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Manufactured by  Pioneer USA



 Sound Encoding  Digital Tracks  Analog Tracks 
 Spoken Language  Subtitles 
English No subtitle 

 Mint Marks sample 
50-656A1-08   08H55747
50-656B1-12   08H57153

 Additional Information by cyclograph (5)   13/06/2003 

A disc full of advertisements and demos for Pioneer home theater products. Probably intended to loop in a store display, each chapter ends with a few moments on a screen with "You Are Watching A Laser Disc".

However, it does have a very nice transfer of "Breaking The Ice", a CGI short. This is also found on "The Mind's Eye" [ID8530MM] (chapter 6), but this demo disc uses the original score.

 Additional Information by publius (14)   19/04/2005 

My copy has on side B a horizontal band of noise about one third of the picture height, starting one-quarter of the way from the top of the screen and continuing from beginning to end of the side. This seems more likely to be a mastering defect than a pressing error or rot.

 Additional Information by dvdxcopygold (8)   10/05/2009 

Side One is CAV [24750 frames] and has no TOC table:

  1. The Best Show in Town [frame 415]
  2. The Sharpest Picture [Frame 3858]
  3. The Purest Sound [frame 6643]
  4. The Hottest Entertainment [Frame 9872]
  5. Total Countrol [frame 13677]
  6. The Best Screen in Town (Pioneer's projection monitors) [frame 16802]
  7. The Video Home Theater [frame 19402]
  8. Credits (Unlisted) [frame 22616]

Side B runs for about 20100 frames (no TOC):

  1. Breaking the Ice (CGI short) [frame 193]
  2. The Best Show in Town (also on side 1) [frame 4681]
  3. Surround Sound Demos (clips of:'Midnight Run,' 'Gorillas in the Mist,' 'An American Tail,' and 'The Empire of the Sun') [frame 8157]
  4. Chapter 7 from side A repeats here at frame 14590

The video from 1-inch tape (component 'Beta' video sources) and edited on D-2 digital video and transferred to disc.