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1980 Buick Riviera Dealer Demonstration

This is form a 1979 promotional LaserDisc that I found it is for 1980 model year Buick's. In 1978 GM contracted with Pioneer and MCA/DiscoVision to put the Pioneer PR-7800 LaserDisc player into its dealerships, the discs where to be used for demonstrations as in this disc or for training purposes. Now in the early days of laserDisc manufacture there was a very high failure rate, sometimes as high as 85% during the mastering/pressing process, so that left a lot of sides of discs that where unusable. Well these where used to fill the blank side of a disc, the "dead" side was then coated with a special plastic that was clear to the human eye, but it would not reflect the laser beam, thus the side would not play. Well the coating can be removed with rubbing alcohol, which is what I did. These reject discs will ONLY play on the older style of laserDisc player that uses a laser tube.


 


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This is form a 1979 promotional LaserDisc that I found it is for 1980 model year Buick's. At the beginning of this disc you will hear some audio tones, these where used to program the PR-7800 LaserDisc player, and you will also see single frames of what is on the entire disc as well as still pictures of each model of Buick available that year This WAS the first interactive video experience, the on board CPU in the PR-7800 allowed you to program the viewing and interact with the disc using the remote control. The PR-7800 was intorduced 3 years before the IBM PC-XT In 1978 GM contracted with Pioneer and MCA/DiscoVision to put the Pioneer PR-7800 LaserDisc player into its dealerships, the discs where to be used for demonstrations as in this disc or for training purposes. Now in the early days of laserDisc manufacture there was a very high failure rate, sometimes as high as 85% during the mastering/pressing process, so that left a lot of sides of discs that where unusable. Well these where used to fill the blank side of a disc, the "dead" side was then coated with a special plastic that was clear to the human eye, but it would not reflect the laser beam, thus the side would not play. Well the coating can be removed with rubbing alcohol, which is what I did. These reject discs will ONLY play on the older style of laserDisc player that uses a laser tube





1980 Buick Regal Dealer Demo
This is form a 1979 promotional LaserDisc that I found it is for 1980 model year Buick's. In 1978 GM contracted with Pioneer and MCA/DiscoVision to put the Pioneer PR-7800 LaserDisc player into its dealerships, the discs where to be used for demonstrations as in this disc or for training purposes. Now in the early days of laserDisc manufacture there was a very high failure rate, sometimes as high as 85% during the mastering/pressing process, so that left a lot of sides of discs that where unusable. Well these where used to fill the blank side of a disc, the "dead" side was then coated with a special plastic that was clear to the human eye, but it would not reflect the laser beam, thus the side would not play. Well the coating can be removed with rubbing alcohol, which is what I did. These reject discs will ONLY play on the older style of laserDisc player that uses a laser tube





79 Oldsmobile 350 5.7l V8 engine BACKFIRE
1979 Oldsmobile 350 (5.7l) V8 engine.





1978 Buick Riviera
Now this fine car is for sale! Beautiful paint! Certainly a classy ride! One of the few cars of the late 70's that has achieved definite collectible status...what a great cruiser!





1980 Olds Diesel.wmv
Original advertising laserdisc info for the 1980 Oldsmobile Diesel engine, audio is harsh, sorry, don't know if it was any better than this in the showrooms though LOL





Roger Miller singing King Of The Road in 1969 on Music Scene
This was captured form Laser Disc using my Pioneer CLD-D703 LaserDisc player and captured by running the video into my Canon HV-30 HDV Camcorder. A good example of early Chroma Key, or as it is now known "Green Screen"





1984 Buick Riviera Convertible
For you Buick Riviera fans....I'm sure you wanted to see a convertible version..offered from 1982 through 1985 by American Sunroof Corporation. My guess is they were shipped there for final assembly, typical of how convertible Mustangs were produced prior to 2005. A nice example!





DiscoVision "Bumper" 1978
This "Bumper" was at the front of all "DiscoVision" LaserDisc presentations. There are a lot of defects in the picture, such as speckles and dropouts. In the early days they had not yet figured out that the discs need to be pressed in "Clean Room" like conditions. in fact I have seen hair and pieces of bugs in the plastic on some early Discs.





New project: 1997 Buick Riviera Supercharged
PIcked this one up off Craigslist for $400 plus $50 to deliver it. Car runs and drives but has what sounds like rod knock. I still need to to some diagnostic work, but that's what it sounds like to me, and the guy I bought it from was a mechanic and thinks the same. The car is fully loaded with what looks to be every option offered right down the traction control and engine block heater. The car has just under 100k on it and it in excellent shape in and out. The car has been sitting for a year or so and looks it, but it will get washed when it gets warmer.





1983 Buick Riviera Convertible Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 1983 Buick Riviera Convertible. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.





1992 Buick Riviera
A walk around of my 92 Buick Riviera that only has 45200 miles on it that I got for $3600..





1996 Buick Riviera (Supercharged 3.8 V6)
This is an amazing nice car, we bought it in Arizona in 2001, and have had it ever since with absolutely NO problems. It has some small dings in the doors from inconsiderate people in parking lots and the chrome wheels are beginning to flake severely, but looks fantastic for a 13 year old car in PA.





1976 BUICK RIVIERA, A CLASSY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR
LOOKING AT THIS CAR IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A 34 YEAR OLD CAR. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RIVIERA IS IN SPLENDID CONDITION. FROM IT'S 455 CID, 205 BHP ENGINE TO THE LIME GREEN METALLIC PAINT, WHITE PINSTRIPE., STAINLESS STEEL TIARA WRAPPED OVER THE ROOF, AND THAT FLAWLESS WHITE VINYL LANDAU ROOF. RIVIERA NUMBERS FOR 1976 WAS 20,082 AND HAD A LIST PRICE OF $6,798. EXPENSIVE CAR FOR THE BICENTENNIAL YEAR. I ADMIRE THOSE RECESSED TAIL LIGHTS RIGHT ABOVE THE TRUNK SURFACE AND THOSE TURN INDICATORS MOUNTED ON EACH FRONT FENDER VISIBLE TO THE DRIVER. THE CHROME AND WHITE VINYL INTERIOR IS LIKE NEW. Another original survivor car brought to you by 55lincoln. THANKS VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING.





BUICK Car Club 2nd. meeting!! 06. 2010
New Century Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgndnmzEObQ Photo http://flic.kr/p/aXiGWZ Camera : LUMIX GF1 Lens : PANCAKE LUMIX G 40mm, LUMIX G VARIO 28-90mm, LUMIX G VARIO 90-400mm





1985 Buick Riviera available from Fast Lane Classic Cars
This 1985 Buick Riviera is available from Fast Lane Classic Cars. For details, call us at 636-940-9969 or visit us at http://www.classicsbyfastlane.com




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