Pioneer LaserActive CLD-A100
The LaserActive (model number CLD-A100) is a specialist LaserDisc player designed and manufactured by Pioneer. It was released in Japan and North America in 1993. It was never released in Europe.
The LaserActive could only play NTSC laserdiscs and did not have any advanced features such as a digital framebuffer to enable trick-play features on CLV discs. It's main feature was the expansion bay in the lower left. This was designed to accept expansion units known as 'PACs' which were capable of extending the player's features. Four PACs were released:
Pioneer also released a set of 3D goggles (GOL-1) for the system. These used LCD shutter technology (compatible with the Sega Master System glasses). Up to two sets of goggles could be connected at once using the 3D adapter (ADP-1, sold separately).
The Mega-LD and LD-ROM2 game laserdiscs were unique to this system. 24 were released on laserdisc for the Sega PAC and 11 for the NEC PAC. Only four games supported content for the 3D goggles.
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