Saturday, April 25

Yamato class LD player

Pioneer LD-V6000

I found this today at a garage sale for $5. It's quite beat up with dirt inside the case and was covered in dust, but I figured I'd take a chance. It's one of Pioneer's Industrial models that were built to take tens of thousands of hours of playback. Dorks like myself call such video players "battleships", hence the Yamato Class above since this unit was made in Japan. That's me trying to be funny...

I haven't hooked it to a TV yet, but it appears to perform most things right mechanically. The only problem is it has a bit of trouble lifting the top disc clamp and then unlocking the tray. If I gently lift the clamp bracket as it's opening it opens fine. The laser assembly moves and the motor spins with the fury of a jet engine.

I'm going to wait to buy some hobby grease, Dust-Off, and gear lubricant before finally seeing it the player actually plays in a visually and audibly correct matter.

1 comment:

hannahrae said...

I've been looking for one of these at a yard sale for years. Ever since I found Friday the 13th on LD at a yard sale. I had to buy it even without a player b/c it was only a $1. you dare tread upon the staircase?

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