Compatible Laserdisc Players - Pioneer PR-7820, Pioneer LD-V1000
Pioneer PR-7820 - Service Manual (168 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - General Adjustment Procedures (20 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Programming Reference Guide (30 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Users Guide to Programming (13 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - DVA System Manual (68 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Operating Instructions (7 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Interface Guide (24 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Service Manual (81 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Provisional Service Manual (27 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Cleaning the Optics (3 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Changing the Laser Tube (3 pages)
Standard LD-V1000 Firmware - The LD-V1000 players that were used in the game Badlands contain firmware that was modified by Konami.
Download the standard Pioneer LD-V1000 EPROM image.
Laserdisc Player Upgrades - The original laserdisc player models are not natively compatible with any other model for a direct substitution. The
following upgrade solutions have been created:
Conversion ROM - Download the Thayer's Quest Laserdisc Player Conversion ROM. This
2021 modification (at U33 on the main PCB) replaces the command set to use the later model Pioneer LD-V8000/4000/2000
series laserdisc players. The accompanying documentation details the construction of the required control cable. Additional documentation for the later series of players
can be found in the Pioneer Laserdisc Player Guide.
Conversion Cards - Various products have been developed over the years to allow replacement/upgrade of the laserdisc player.
Dexter is the newest product. Unlike the other products below
which convert to a newer laserdisc player model, no player or disc is needed with Dexter. The Dexter board is a drop-in
replacement which poses as a laserdisc player and plays the video for the game digitally, from a custom file format. Dexter
accepts the original commands from the PCB through the original interface cable. Dexter has been
going in and out of production multiple times, per demand, via pre-order process only.
LaserCon is a laserdisc player conversion card that allows the game to use newer supported
Pioneer players. LaserCon is no longer in production; however, the above conversion ROM, made subsequently by the same developer,
achieves the same function.
The LaserAce conversion card allows the game to use a variety of different Pioneer and Sony
laserdisc players. LaserAce is no longer in production.