Where can I take my CLD-79 to have it calibrated?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay Sylvester, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. Jay Sylvester

    Jay Sylvester Supporting Actor

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    I've been having some problems with a brand new CLD-79 I just bought, and I'm not sure if it's the player or the discs. My guess is that it's been banged around a bit in the box since it was manufactured (1997). I've posted about some of the problems already, but to sum up:

    - Has difficulty tracking some discs toward the end of the first side. Plays most discs flawlessly though. What makes it really weird is that I have a couple warped discs (center is bowed inward slightly) that play just fine, while other seemingly perfect discs have tracking problems.

    - Won't initiate DTS output unless another disc with a digital soundtrack of some type (CD or LD with digital soundtrack) is inserted and started beforehand.

    I have several Pioneer service centers close to me, but my experience with service centers is that I usually know more about the problem than they do (can you say Wega?). I'd like to find someone who knows what they're doing.

    Where can I go?
     
  2. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    There is a guy named Kurtis Bahr, who posts once in a while on alt.video.laserdisc. He fixes laser discs players and is said to be the best there is (according to many others on alt.video.laserdisc). His e-mail is Kurtis Bahr. I have no first-hand experience with him (knock on wood), but you might give him a try.
     

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