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Bummer. Guess I should get serious about replacing my aging player. It a question which will give out first the player or the discs will rot.
 

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I know they still sold their combi LD/DVD player, but what are the other two players the article mentioned? The X0 and X9?


I've got a CLD-99 that still works quite well, but if I need to replace it in a mad dash, I'd like to know…
 

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I know they still sold their combi LD/DVD player, but what are the other two players the article mentioned? The X0 and X9?


I've got a CLD-99 that still works quite well, but if I need to replace it in a mad dash, I'd like to know[/QUOTE


X9 production ceased in 2002. It was made from 1996 to 2002. I'm not sure about the X0. Production started in 1995 and I think it was only manufactured for a year or two. The X9 essentially succeced it.
 

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Originally Posted by gtaylor74 /forum/post/15562984


X9 production ceased in 2002. It was made from 1996 to 2002. I'm not sure about the X0. Production started in 1995 and I think it was only manufactured for a year or two. The X9 essentially succeced it.

Then I guess the question remains what the "other" two models are.


I suspect they were actually karaoke players of some type for the Japanese market rather than LD players per se.
 

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According to Akihabara News website page the above mentioned Engadget article links to:


"This is a sad day for all LD (Laser Disc) fans... Pioneer is stopping the production of their three latest LD players, the DVL-919, DVK-900 and DVL-K88...


For your information, Pioneer sold over 3.6 Million LD players in Japan from 1981 to 2002."


My guess is that the letter K in the model numbers seem to point to karaoke LD players.
 

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Yeah, I think they were karaoke. I only remember the DVL-919 from Pioneer's US site, last time I checked.


I'm actually surprised laserdisc lasted for so long into the DVD era. That's a durable format.
 
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