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Pioneer sells another batch of Laserdisc players, in Japan

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Remember Laserdiscs? Those large-size video mediums almost no one outside Japan bought in the 1980s and 1990s? I never thought I would write another post on LDs after the one in January this year in which I reported about Pioneer stopping the production of LDs players forever.

But yesterday the same company (which manufactured the best hardware) issued a new press release [JP], saying it still has some players in stock, the DVL-919 ($1,000, pictured above) and the CLD-R5 ($400, pictured below). The main difference is that the R5 only plays LDs and CDs, while the 919 also can be used for DVDs (region 2).

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LD fans can buy the players in Pioneer Japan’s online shop [JP] only. Hardcore users living outside Japan might want to ask Geek Stuff 4 U to get one for them. It’s possibly one of the last chances to buy a brand new device.

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