year > USD > situation 1997 used > $800 > in stock without box 1998 used > $825 > in stock without box 1999 used > $850 > rare because production stopped in February 99
Prices subject to availability. Used decks always come with remote and manual, sometimes with box and foam, rarely with cables and batteries.
Maintenance - All CLD-R7G i sell will be brought to Pioneer Japan for a checkup before shipping out, which will result in a change of worn parts, typically the rubber parts but also in some cases the spindle motor and/or the laser pickup, that carries a 3 MONTHS MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. This service is ABSOLUTELY FREE to all my buyers. The Pioneer service and warranty slip will be forwarded to you. I am the only one to offer this invaluable service, it is probably worth several hundred dollars in added longevity to your deck before it requires the next maintenance.
Pioneer CLD-R7G, CD/LD combi player. This is the LD deck Pioneer designed last, in 1997, two years after the high-end models LD-S9 and HLD-X9. As such, it incorporates the final advances in LD player technology: later generation 3-Dimensional Y/C Separation, not found on any model ever to be on sale in North America ! This filter adapts to moving pictures to provide the best possible playback quality. Top of the line US models, such as the Elite CLD-97, only use 2 dimensional separation; the CLD-99 has 3D, but an old generation. The CLD-R7G also offers the D-Extension option (found on X9 as well) to boost black levels, increasing contrast. You'll just be amazed at the quality of the picture, especially if upgrading from an older model; some say it rivals with the S9, though specs show it is a notch below. On CAV discs, access to individual picture fields is possible (half a frame), giving crisp, non flickering pause and step modes. On CLV discs, it will display the frame number (from 0 to 29) and the field (1 or 2). If you have a large collection of LD, this is the player you need to get the most out of them for a reasonable price. Needless to say, it has all possible outputs but one (two sets of S, composite, stereo; AC-3 RF; optical; but no coaxial), can read CD Graphics and LD Graphics and has a "Quick Turn" mode for fast side flips. Remote and all screen info in English. Pioneer unfortunately stopped producing them in 1999.
Video: S/N ratio 51 dB, 425 lines, NTSC
Audio: S/N ratio 115dB, dynamic range 96 dB
General: 30W, 100V, 6.9kg, 420x138x402mm whd
Be sure to check the excellent LaserDisc Forever website for a short comparison of high-end models and other interesting LD-related info. Unfortunately, the CLD-R7G is not mentioned on this site.
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