Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Pioneer Laseractive

  1. #1
    Apple (Level 5)
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,165
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Pioneer Laseractive

    Thoughts on this? I'm always trying to consolidate space in my console collection, and further, own none of the TG systems. Anyone think the Laseractive is the best chioce? What are the downsides? What's a good price for the system + the 2 modules? Can you use a 32X with it? How about the Genesis addon that lets you play SMS games?

    Thanks,
    Kevs

  2. #2
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    9
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    To add to the questions on this bad boy, does it have built in support for dolby digital?

  3. #3
    Pretzel (Level 4) retrogmr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    932
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    To address the questions in order:

    - It's a great system; can be had for about $150 with a Sega module. However, finding the TG module will be an expensive proposition. They tend to go anywhere from $200-$300.
    - Can't use a 32X with it; won't fit in the cart slot, nowhere for the auxillary power to be connected.
    - Same with the Power Base Converter; although somewhere on the net I've seen a hack that involves taking it apart. Not really worth the trouble.
    - There is a Dolby AC-3 hack available, but it involves surgery on the unit... doesn't come built-in.

    It's definitely a niche system. If you want all the details on what's available, click on the link in my signature to get the Official DP List (tm). Great stuff

  4. #4
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    9
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Wait, Larry I just did some digging and it says it has an optical out on the back. So my question is, I have some laserdiscs where the entire right channel is just noise, and the Dolby Digital logo is on the Laserdisc sleeve. So just because the optical out is on the back, it still won't work with the discs I have?

  5. #5
    Apple (Level 5)
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    1,165
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    None of the LA only titles really interest me, so which of the following would you say is probably the better combo:

    Laseractive w/ both modules
    Genesis w/ Power Base Converter & 32x

    Gen w/ 32x, PBC & CD, TG w/ CD and Duo?

    That is, do any of these have a history of breaking early, or not running certain games, etc.?

    Thanks again for the help!

  6. #6
    Authordreamweavervisionar yplusactor Arcade Antics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    The Arcade
    Posts
    6,827
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kevincure
    None of the LA only titles really interest me, so which of the following would you say is probably the better combo:

    Laseractive w/ both modules
    Genesis w/ Power Base Converter & 32x

    Gen w/ 32x, PBC & CD, TG w/ CD and Duo?

    That is, do any of these have a history of breaking early, or not running certain games, etc.?

    Thanks again for the help!
    Since you're not interested in the Laseractive games, I'd suggest the second option. Unless you have a large collection of laser discs that you still watch...
    Selling collection, Atari through XBox. Send a PM with whatever games you're looking for.

  7. #7
    classicus carnivorous
    digitalpress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Circling about overhead
    Posts
    26,331
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post
    Xbox LIVE
    Digital Press
    PSN
    digitalpress

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by retrogmr
    - Can't use a 32X with it; won't fit in the cart slot, nowhere for the auxillary power to be connected.
    - Same with the Power Base Converter; although somewhere on the net I've seen a hack that involves taking it apart. Not really worth the trouble.
    Actually I know someone who just busted up a Power Base Converter for use in a Laseractive (and so do you - it's John Hardie), and it works great. Looks silly, but works great! No special mods required (except for maybe a hammer to smash the plastic shell) :P

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: Pioneer LaserActive
    By Gaara_Of_the_Sand in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2011, 12:33 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 10:46 AM
  3. WTB: Pioneer LaserActive stuff
    By norkusa in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-22-2006, 03:54 PM
  4. Help with Pioneer Laseractive?
    By Eric Dude in forum Technical and Restoration Society
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-12-2006, 09:57 PM
  5. Pioneer Laseractive anyone know a value of this?
    By dellamore in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-01-2004, 10:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •