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Pioneer LD-V4400


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The LD-V4400 LaserDisc Player

For business, industry and education, the LD-V4400 provides increased efficiency, added impact and greater versatility. Rapid search speed, 1.0 sec. Average (CAV), brushless motor, fully automatic disc loading, automatic lock-down, text overlay, external sync and RS-232C interface to enable computer control provide unequaled power as well as peak performance.

The archive site has a copy of the Operation Manual for the LD-V4400. Please see the manuals page. 


Industrial Laserdisc Player


LD-ROM Compatibility

LD-ROM (LaserDisc-Read Only Memory) is a new multimedia format combining the outstanding benefits of LaserDisc and CD-ROM. An LD-ROM disc can carry high-quality audio and video, as well as digital data (computer text and graphics, digital audio, etc.) By eliminating the need for a separate data storage medium such as CD-ROM, it greatly simplifies the use and storage of exciting new multimedia programs. Previously, a separate LD-ROM adapter was necessary. The LD-V4400, however, has space for inserting an LD-ROM board, so it can be used as an LD-ROM drive -- a significant capability.

High-Speed Search

The LD-V4400 has a typical search speed of only one second from the innermost to outermost portion of the disc. This is three times faster than the previous model in this class. Although the difference between one and three seconds may seem minor, it is, in fact, extremely significant when different locations must be accessed many times. A fast search means more exciting and effective applications for students, trainees, or professional operators.

External Sync Lock

An external composite sync signal can be imported through the Sync in port. The player's video output is locked to this reference signal, allowing clean switching with other video sources.

LaserBarcode Compatible

This system, already popular for educational programs in the U.S., is a simplified means of remote control. Tracing the scanner across a barcode instantly instructs the LD player to execute the playback commands encoded in that barcode.

Digital Audio Reproduction

The LD-V4400 is capable of reproducing high-quality digital sound, equivalent to that of a compact disc player. It has four audio channels (two digital, two analog), offering a high degree of flexibility -- particularly in multilingual operations. S/N ratio is an outstanding 102 dB with digital audio.

Two Different Video Outputs

With both BNC and RCA pin terminals, installation problems are minimized. Two monitors can be connected (for use by a teacher and student, for example).

Text Display

Twelve lines of twenty characters, upper and lower case, can be displayed over still or motion video. Many common European characters are also available.

RS-232C Command Protocol

The RS-232C interface allows connection to a wide variety of computers. In addition, the RS-232C command protocol is compatible with the Pioneer LD-V4200 and LD-V8000 models.

Multitrack Jump

Any specified number of tracks can be jumped; + 100 tracks can be accessed within one field time (1/60th second), which means the picture changes instantaneously. For larger numbers of tracks, this functions as relative address search.

MTBF of 10,000 Hours

The LD-V4400 is extremely durable. Its high MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 10,000 hours has been achieved through the use of a top-quality brushless spindle motor. High durability is vital for business and educational applications.

Hour Meters

There are two hour meters -- one records total power-on time and the other records hour time since last reset. These meters are important for maintenance and servicing. Unlike conventional meters, these are environment friendly; instead of using mercury, they have the timer built into the software.

Design Compatibility

The LD-V4400 is fully compatible, using the same command language, with Pioneer models of the same class sold in Europe, Australia, and Japan. This means computer programs created in one country can be freely used in another. In addition, the front panel design is similar to previous Pioneer models, so if you're upgrading, you don't need to learn new key positions.

Specifications  CLD-V2600 CLD-V2800 CLD-V5000 LV-4400
LaserDisc (LD) NTSC 12-inch (30 cm) CAV, CLV
8-inch (20 cm) CAV, CLV
Compact Disc (CD) 5-inch (12 cm) 
3.5-inch (8 cm)
Video CD (VCD) 5-inch (12 cm) -na-
Material Type Acrylic, Policarbonate
Output Level 1volt p-p 10% (75 ohms terminated)
Horizontal Resolution 425 lines
Signal to Noise Ratio 50 dB  (unweighted EIAJ) 48 dB  (unweighted EIAJ) 50 dB  (unweighted EIAJ)
Output Level 200mVolts 15%; 1kHz at -20dB
Frequency Response 4Hz - 20kHz 0.5dB 4Hz - 20kHz 2dB 4Hz - 20kHz 0.5dB 4Hz - 20kHz 0.5dB
Signal to Noise Ratio better than 95 dB  better than 98 dB  better than 115 dB  better than 102 dB
Output Level 200mVolts 15%; 
1kHz at 40% modulation
200mVolts 22%; 
1kHz at 40% modulation
200mVolts 15%; 
1kHz at 40% modulation
200mVolts 20%; 
1kHz at 40% modulation
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz 2dB 20Hz - 20kHz 3dB 20Hz - 20kHz 2dB 20Hz - 20kHz 2dB
Video Output (1) RCA jack S-Video, F-type (75 ohms terminated) (1) RCA jack (75 ohms terminated), 
BNC composite sync/loop thru
Audio Output (1-set) RCA jacks (auto digital) (2-sets) RCA jacks (auto digital) (1-set) RCA jacks (auto digital)
Digital RS-232C Serial I/F, D-sub 15pin,1.2k/2.4k/4.8k/9.6k (bps)
LaserDisc Play Single Side  Dual Side Single Side 
Pick Up Mechanism 780 nono-meter Laser Diode 
Spindle Motor Brushless
Average Search time (LD) 1~54,000 (Frame) 4.5sec.
5~55min (Time) 11sec. 
1~54,000 (Frame) 4.5sec.
5~55min (Time) 11sec. 
5~55min (Time) 6sec. w TOC
1~54,000 (Frame) 4.5sec.
5~55min (Time) 7sec. w TOC
Disc Turn Time 12 sec.
1~54,000 (Frame) 1.0sec.
5~55min (Time) 6sec.
Stop Time (LD) Less than 5 sec. Less than 7 sec. Less than 6 sec.
User Display 20 characters x 12 lines 20 characters x 10 lines 20 characters x 12 lines
Functions Fully Automatic LD Tray & CD Tray
Remote Control (SR type CU-V113); Optional Remote Control (RU-V103)
Laser Barcode Mode 2 control built-in
BarCode CD
Command Protocols, Function switch, Dip switch
Fully Automatic LD Tray
Laser Barcode Mode 2 Command Protocols, On screen parameter selection
Optional Remote (RU-V103)
Operating Temperature 5 to 35 C
Operating Humidity Less than 85% no moisture condensation
Included Operationing Instructions Manual
Video Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
Wireless Remote Control (CU-V113A, large)
RF Modulator
Operationing Instructions Manual
Video Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
Wireless Remote Control  (CU-V113A, large)
RF Modulator, RF Antenna Cable, Antenna Adaptor
Operationing Instructions Manual
Video Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
Wireless Remote Control 
(CU-V151, 31 keys w Jog Shuttle)
RF Modulator, RF Antenna Cable, Antenna Adaptor
Operationing Instructions Manual
Video Cable
Stereo Audio Cable
UC-V109BC Pen-type Barcode Reader
UC-V108BC Scan-type Barcode Reader
CLD-V2600ML w V109 bundle CLD-V2800LB w V109 bundle CLD-V5000LB w V109 bundle
Remote Control (RU-V103)
Power Requirements AC 120volt, 50/60Hz, 3-prong USA plug
Power Consumption 95watts max
(30 watts typical)
80watts max
(33 watts typical)
92watts max
(48 watts typical)
Safety Regulations UL-1409, FCC Class B, CSA 22.2 No1 UL-1409, FCC Class B UL-1409, FCC Class B, CSA 22.2 No154
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.5 x 4.8 x 15.6 inches 
(420 x 122 x 395 mm)
12.6 x 5 x 15.7 inches 
(320 x 128 x 399 mm)
16.5 x 5.2 x 15.9 inches 
(420 x 132 x 404 mm)
16.5 x 5.0 x 17.0 inches 
(420 x 128 x 432 mm)
Weight  17 lbs.  (7.7 kg) 12.5 lbs. (5.7 kg) 15.2 lbs. (6.9 kg) 28 lbs. (12.7 kg)
Pioneer Tech Support / Manuals CLD-V2600 / CLD-V2400 CLD-2800 CLD-V5000 LV-4400
RU-V113 Pioneer Industrial Wireless Remote Control
RU-V103 (aka CU-V113)
(for CLD Players)

This large button, membrane surface, durable remote is for use with most Pioneer CLD industrial players, particularly the CLD-V2400, CLD-V2600 and CLD-V2800.   Primary functions are clearly marked and easy to use: Play, Pause, Stop, FF/FR, StepF/R, Search, Repeat, etc.

Note:  "REJECT" button functions as "STOP", does not open disc drawer.