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My friend Adri has been accepted to UBC’s library school! Please help pitch in to help with her tuition. gofundme.com/Adri4UBC

If you’re in Vancouver and you want retro tech stuff repaired, ask The Hackery to put you in touch with Jax. He did a great job on this.

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Just came across a video capture of a logo sequence from a Hi-Vision disc. Shocking to realize HD could look this good in 1994! youtu.be/-3wTaixrdB4

MAME supports using an emulated SCSI CD-ROM with Apple IIGSs now! It’s the first emulator to support it. rbelmont.mameworld.info/?p=136

Hi! I have a CLD-95 laserdisc player for sale. It’s a high-end model I’m willing to part with for a good price. Please let me know if you’re interested!

I just hooked it up and confirmed my TV is happy with the signal it puts out! Wasn’t 100% sure my TV wouldn’t choke on the 1030i. Once my LD player with MUSE output is fixed, I can try it out for real!

I should probably explain this, huh? This is a MUSE decoder - a device to decode an obsolete HD signal from a standard use in Japan from 1989 to 2007. This device takes in encoded MUSE and outputs 1030i via YPbPr. There were a few home formats that used MUSE - mainly Hi-Vision laserdisc and W-VHS. Song also produced professional analogue HD video equipment under the name HDVS.

The MUSE decoder has three inputs. One of them is “BS”, for broadcast signals - and there will never again be a signal for it to read. :( The other two inputs are from recorded media though, and that’s what will be useful for me.

If you’re a news publication writing an article about a digital dark age and you haven’t consulted or cited any archivists: reconsider that

Well, the HLD-X9 has been dropped off with its new tray. If all goes well, it’ll be back in working condition very soon.

I’m a member of an exclusive club.

My LD player’s replacement tray just arrived in the mail! If I’m lucky, the broken tray was all that was wrong with it and it will work after it’s swapped.

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