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Anyone still have their Victor 3D VHD video disc gear from the 1980's? I sold mine a few years ago. I had five 3D movies. Jaws3D, Friday the 13pt3, house of wax, Dial M For Murder, starchaser.
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How in the world were they able to get two discreet pictures at the same time on a standard def TV? Was it just the anaglyph 3D with red/blue glasses. I've always hated that type of 3D because of how it totally wrecks the color.
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How in the world were they able to get two discreet pictures at the same time on a standard def TV? Was it just the anaglyph 3D with red/blue glasses. I've always hated that type of 3D because of how it totally wrecks the color.

It was Field Sequential 3D not Anaglyph:

http://disclord.tripod.com/vhddiscworld/id1.html
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It was Field Sequential 3D not Anaglyph:

http://disclord.tripod.com/vhddiscworld/id1.html

That is a really cool link. I wish I had known about it back then. I'm surprised that I never owned one.
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Anyone still have their Victor 3D VHD video disc gear from the 1980's? I sold mine a few years ago. I had five 3D movies. Jaws3D, Friday the 13pt3, house of wax, Dial M For Murder, starchaser.

The VHD system was from Victor of Japan (JVC brand in the North America). I don't recall it ever being sold in the USA, or certainly it was never widely available here as Laserdisc and the RCA CED disc technologies were the only widely available video disc technologies sold in the USA back in the 1980's. Did you get your player and discs from Asia?

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JVC had planned on selling VHD in the States, but then changed their minds.

A friend of mine had a 3D VHD player. Along with some cool trickery using 3 fields, it was able to offer both 2D and field-sequential 3-D versions on one disc. The downfall was unlike laserdisc and later DVD, the system used a stylus, which of course resulted in disc wear and stylus replacements.

The other great plus was for such a nich market, JVC managed to get a lot of 3-D content for the VHD format. Titles included: DIAL M FOR MURDER, HOUSE OF WAX, (Warner Brothers) JAWS 3D (Universal), FRIDAY THE 13th PART III (Paramount), SPACEHUNTER (Columbia), and more.
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VHD-DEDICATED PAGE

http://home.q03.itscom.net/nsa/vhd.htm

LOL! And people are complaining about the active shutter glasses of today? Get a load of the head gear you had to wear!
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Yes, those were the first glasses I had 20 years ago. But they soon evolved into much ligher weight smaller ones, even smaller than the ones at the Sony demo.
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I bought into the format in the mid 1980 when the format was still available. But like LaserDisc and Pioneer; Victor would try to license content for the format. I didn't buy it from Asia but while in Asia. It's still a much, much better format than CED.
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