Post by K. B.
I got my Yamaha CDV-S100 (plays 3" and 5" CDs/CD-Vs only)
out of storage recently and tried out several of my (about
25 year old) 5" CD-Vs.
One 5" CD-V: Anita Baker - Sweet Love 9 64001-2 (made in UK)
begins to play the video OK, but the sound gets
progressively more fuzzy (odd for PCM digital audio, it's
probably error interpolation doing its best) and the picture
gets progressively more "grainy" (no white sparkles typical
of Laser(Disc) rot).
All of my CD-Vs made in Japan play OK.
Anyone else observed 5" CD-V rot?
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I have not had any problems with rot, but there appears to have been a
mastering problem with Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force CD-V.
Although an NTSC disc, it was mane in the UK. There is a lot of buzz
in the video's audio track.
I had a Zenith LDP-510 that was able to play CD-V. Sadly, when it
broke down, the repair shop was unable to acquire new parts from
Thompson Consumer Electronics. The Pioneer LD-V8000 I acquired from
the movie theatre I worked at, is really sweet and plays very nicely,
but it will not play CD-V. I think is been more than a decade since
I've watched the Yngwie disc. Also, with a player that can't play
CD-V, I'm unable to play the Billy Joel, Honesty CD-V that I own.
Cheers to you,
Hicksville, New York