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Pioneer Laserdisc player, 1990 general technical reference guide
Service technical training / reference manual

Publisher: Pioneer Electronics of Canada
Publication date, approximate: 1990

Pioneer Laserdisc player general technical reference guide, English language edition. This Pioneer published and distributed technical document was for the purpose of non-public distribution, for internal use by authorized Pioneer technicians and service personnel as training and service reference, for Pioneer Laserdisc multi-disc format optical disc player technologies. This publication is particularly valueable to readers who are involved in technical maintenance, servicing or are seeking in-depth technical knowledge and reference material for Pioneer Laserdisc players.

This publication is highly useful as a concise general technical reference to Pioneer Laserdisc technology in areas of operational principles and theory that is applicable across all Pioneer and even other manufacturer's Laserdisc player products. Examples of Pioneer implementations of technical solutions to Laserdisc playback are included to provide improved content clarity. This publication is highly technical. Some basic knowledge and understanding of optical disc player principles in both audio and video applications, and basic audio and video electrical principles will greatly enhance the value of this technical document to the reader.

This publication was originally duplicated by Pioneer Electronics of Canada in-house for internal distribution to technical personnel for training and reference applications.

This very rare manual is out of print and no longer available. This is a sale of a manufacturer's product service training publication, sold as is, in described condition below. Perfect for technical personnel or owner's of Pioneer optical disc players covered by this manual. who require such a manual for furthering technical knowledge and documentation.

This is a 15 sheet / 29 printed content pages, monochrome technical reference manual.

All pages are in loose unbinded sheets format.

This service / technical publication includes (but may not be limited to) the following content sections:

* Pioneer video disc player history, 1979 to 1989
* Video disc system - Laserdisc
* Laserdisc manufacturing
        * Signal processing
        * Mastering
        * Replication
* Optical disc formats
        * Constant angular velocity format
        * Constant linear velocity format
        * Constant angular acceleration format
        * Compact Disc Video
        * Laserdisc player
* Optical pick up assembly
        * Helium-neon gas pick up
        * Solid state laser pick up
        * Opto-electric IC
* Servo systems
        * Focus servo
        * Tracking servo
        * Slider servo
        * Spindle servo
        * Tilt servo
* Time base correction
* Special effects modes / Trick play modes
        * Normal forward play
        * Reverse play
        * Forward scan
        * Reverse scan
        * Still frame
        * Forward slow motion
        * Reverse slow motion

Technical diagrams / drawings / illustrations, 30 figures total - distributed throughout pages of this publication
* Laserdisc cross section
* Laserdisc physical / dimension specifications
* Frequency spectrum of Laserdisc without digital audio
* Frequency spectrum of Laserdisc with digital audio
* Laserdisc signal processing
* Laserdisc mastering
* Laserdisc replication and mastering
* Constant angular velocity disc format data layout
* Constant linear velocity disc format data layout
* Early CLV discs signal crosstalk
* Constant angular acceleration disc format data layout
* Laserdisc and Compact Disc Video disc format data layout
* Laserdisc player block diagram
* Helium-neon gas pick up assembly
* Solid state laser pick up assembly
* Laser reflection from disc pits and transduction to electrical signal
* Opto-electric IC block diagram
* Focus servo detection
* Focus servo circuitry block diagram
* Tracking beams / photodiode array
* Tracking error signal
* Tracking servo circuit block diagram
* Slider servo block diagram
* Spindle servo block diagram
* Laser pick up assembly tilt
* Time base error
* Time base corrector block diagram
* Special effects / Trick play modes


**** CONDITION
* Near mint to mint condition
* Folds and creases - none significant, across all pages
* Markings - none
* Delivery format - Unbinded sheets, double side printed, letter size (8.5 inch by 11 inch)
* Stored in cool, low humidity environment away from heat, sunlight and smoke
* Carefully handled with clean hands and gentle page flipping / turning when possible