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Panasonic AG-LD20

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Panasonic AG-LD20 Professional Laserdisc Drive

The archive site has a copy of the Operation Manual for the AG-LD20. Please see the manuals page.

Advanced digital time base corrector digitally compensates for uneven coloring, color shift, jitter and signal distortion 

Digital servo system improves tracking 

Digital noise canceller eliminates noise in the recorded video signal 

Multistage noise shaping 1-bit DAC 

Digital noise generated during Digital-to-Analog (D/A) conversion is shifted up and out of the audible range and is made inaudible 

Clear visual scan with shuttle 

Equipped with a shuttle dial 

Compatible with 5 types of optical discs including laserdisc, compact disc and compact disc video without the need for an adaptor 

"Classroom Navigator" remote controller has large easy-to-see and operate buttons 

RS-232C interface 

Back panel function switch allows the user to easily set-up or change operating modes; set baud rates (1200/2400/4800/9600 bps); set bit lengths (7-bit ODD parity/8-bit no parity); 

set power-on start either on/off; set load-in start on/off; set side repeat on/off; set background color (black/blue) 

Video signal output is via BNC and RCA terminals 

Suggested List Price: $699.00


Power Source: 

AC 120V, 50/60 Hz 

Power Consumption: 

31 W 

Signal System: 



Laser Vision Video Disc System, Compact Disc with Video and Compact Disc, Digital Audio System 


16.32 Ib (7.6 kg) 

Dimensions (W x H x D): 

16 15/16 x 5" x 15 5/16 (430 x 127 x 405 mm) 

Operating Temperature: 

+5 C - +35 C 

Operating Humidity: 


Usable Discs: 

(1) Laser Vision Disc 12" (30 cm) Long Play Disc (Constant Linear Velocity CLV) 


1800-600 rpm, 2-hour playback (max.) for both sides


"12"" (30 cm) Standard Disc (Constant Angular Velocity CAV)


1800 rpm, 1 -hour playback (max.) for both sides 


8" (20 cm) Long Play Disc (CLV) 40-minute playback (max.) for both sides/ 20-minute playback (max) for single side


8" (20 cm) Long Play Disc (CAV) 28-minute playback (max.) for both sides/ 14-minute playback (max) for single side


(2) Compact Disc 


5" (12 cm) Disc: 500-200 rpm, 74-minute playback (max.) for single side 


3" (8 cm) Disc. 500-300 rpm, 20-minute playback (max.) for single side 


(3) Compact Disc with Video 


Video Section: 2700-800 rpm, 5-minute playback (max.) for single side 


Audio Section: 500-300 rpm. 20-minute playback (max.) for single side 

Video Signal Output Level: 

BNC and RCA Terminals 1.0 Vp-p (at 75 ohms, negative polarity sync) 


Video: 50 dB 

Resolution Capability: 

430 lines 

Audio Signal Output Level: 

(1) Digital Audio Output Level: 200mVms (1 kHz, -20 dB) 


(2) Analog Audio Output Level: 200mVms (1 kHz, Modulated 40%) 

Digital Audio Signal Output Characteristic: 

(1) Frequency Response: 4Hz - 20 kHz (ElAJ) 


(2) S/N Ratio (EIAJ): 115 dB 


(3) Dynamic Range: 96 dB (ElAJ) 


(4) Wow and Flutter: Below measurable limit 


(5)Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% (EIAJ) 1kHz


Barcode Jack: stereo, mini jack 


RS-232C: 15-pin 

Headphone Output Level: 

32 ohms (30 mW) Impedance: more than 8 ohms 


" (20 cm) Long Play Disc (CAV) 28-minute playback (max.) for both sides/ 14-minute playback (max) for single side

LY-B155 Laser Barcode Remote Control 


Power Source: 

AAA Battery x 3 (included)

Dimensions (W x H x D):

15/16" x 1 7/32" x 7 7/8" (24mm x 31mm X 200 mm)


Approx. 3.7 oz. (105g) Including Batteries

Included Accessory: 

8.2 ft (2.5m) control code with 5/32 (3.5mm) mini jack