The LaserCon LDP Converter is an adaptor card for the replacement of your broken laserdisc player, to a newer, faster, more reliable one.
Games Supported: Dragonís Lair, Space Ace, Thayer's Quest, Super Don Quix-ote, Esh's Aurunmillia, M.A.C.H.3
It's a common problem. The original Laserdisc players used in these game machines were run 24 hours a day for years. The moving parts simply wore out. Now when you try to play your favorite game, you find that the video skips, stutters, or just doesn't play at all. That 25 year old laserdisc player is dead! So, you go looking for a replacement on the internet and can't find one. To make matters worse, there are no direct replacement players either. That's because the original players used a parallel interface and all modern players use a serial interface.
That's where LaserCon comes in. The LDP Converter receives the incoming parallel command codes and translates them to the serial commands used by modern Pioneer laserdisc players (see list below). The result is a much better game experience. The pauses between game scenes and death sequences are greatly reduced, providing a more fluid game play.
Kit includes: LaserCon LDP Converter, All required interface cables, mounting hardware and instructions.
For those of you looking to upgrade the player in a Dragon's Lair or Space Ace machine, I recommend the LaserCon Merlin Board. It offers all of the benifits of the LDP Converter, plus the benifits of a MultiROM board. Two boards for the price of one!
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LaserCon LDP Converter uses:
Replaces the Pioneer PR-7820 laserdisc player used in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Thayer's Quest.
Replaces the Pioneer LD-V1000 laserdisc player used in Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Thayer's Quest / Super Don Quix-ote / Esh's Aurunmillia.
Allows the use of the newer 1991 version of the Space Ace laserdisc in the older 1983 game machine.
Replaces the Philips 22VP932 laserdisc player used in European Dragon's Lair and Space Ace machines.
Allows the use of the U.S. NTSC 1983 version of the Space Ace laserdisc in the European game machine (see notes below).
Allows the use of the U.S. NTSC 1991 version of the Space Ace laserdisc in the European game machine (see notes below).
Provides on-screen display for the LaserCon MultiROM card.
Supported Replacement Players
U.S.A. Dragon's Lair / Space Ace / Thayer's Quest:
Pioneer Models - LD-V8000, LD-V4400, LD-V4300D, LD-V4200, LD-V2200, CLD-V2600, CLD-V2400
Super Don Quix-ote / Esh's Aurunmillia: Pioneer Models - LD-V8000, LD-V4400, LD-V4300D
M.A.C.H.3: Pioneer Model - LD-V8000
European Dragon's Lair and Space Ace: Pioneer Models - LD-V4300D, LD-4100P
European Space Ace when using a NTSC disc: Pioneer Models - LD-V8000, LD-V4400, LD-V4300D
The V8000 and V4x00 series are recommended due to their improved search speed performance.
When using a NTSC disc in a European Space Ace, A NTSC to PAL video conversion device is also required but not included in the LaserCon kit.
Installation Guide for U.S.A. Dragon's Lair and Space Ace
Installation Guide for Thayer's Quest
Installation Guide for Super Don Quixote
Installation Guide for M.A.C.H. 3
Installation Guide for European Dragon's Lair and Space Ace
Installation Guide for European Space Ace with NTSC laserdisc
LaserCon Firmware V6.20
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