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"Rick" <deNOBULLlorean@veridas.net> wrote in message
> "shower_urinator" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > douglas pratt wrote:
> >> buy my panasonic tq3031f laserdisc recorder, and you've got it all.
> > it has
> >> stereo inputs, TBC, dubbing features, but is WORM [write once, read
> > many]
> >> and takes CAV magazines
> > Where would one find blank media for such a device? The media is
> > proprietary to the recorder and can not be used in a standard laserdisc
> > player. The machine is worthless if you can't find blank media and
> > can't share it with standard laserdisc players. Wouldn't it be more
> > practical to spend the money on a stand alone DVD recorder?
> I liken a Laserdisc recorder to a Looney Toons cartoon that I saw once.
> There are many people outside a talent agent's office who want to become
> next big thing in entertainment and there is this wolf who keeps rushing
> saying that he has the greatest act on earth. He is finally given a
> to show his stuff, so the wolf drinks many different things that are
> explosive (can't remember what they are atm), then he lights a match,
> swallows it and he explodes. The manager says that's the greatest act
> ever seen, then the wolf appears as a ghost and says "Yeah, the only
> is that I can only do it once". Get it?
> In the case of your Laserdisc recorder, there wouldn't be that many blanks
> left in the world, so if you wanted to record one then you would want to
> make it a public event that many people could watch this wonder-machine in
> action and be fascinated by how something so ancient could do something as
> amazing as create a working 12" oversized CD that plays video.