As Stan said I got mine last Saturday. The first page of songs I could easily acsess the others I had to go thru the menu, I did find that they started rather quickly once selected. I had not expected them to be the same graphic, the other DVD karaoke discs I had seen had videos. I rather like having the same format. The intro was not too long. It's pretty good for house parties, but I wouldn't like to take it on the road. Some KJs might like it that are used to cueing a lot of songs at once in different players, since they already don't show the intros.
It's real nice to have them at home easily excessable where I don't have to unpack everything. Thanks so very very much for the DVD.
Since Pioneer proved that DVD was a geart way to lose money on karaoke also, I don't think that we will be going down that path anytime soon. At Sound Choice, we will likely leap frog the cost of making and inventorying DVDs (which is about three times the cost of CDG) and just go to downloadable or streaming Karaoke. That way, there will be no inventory and wewon't have to go to the tremendous cost of authoring DVDs.
For details and specs on the Home Studio DVD Karaoke PLayer, check back on the Sound Choice site in a few days. I'll see if I can have Rodney dig up our old info and post it there.
As for payment, no layaway, but we take four major credit cards!
O.K. the weekend has come and gone...the next one is almost here...time for the obligatory feedback.
I took the DVD Sample disc to the "Asian-Club-Down-the-Street". They have multiple DVD/LD/VCD players, but no CD+G, and are a very accomodating group...with about 30 round-eye* songs (none of which are in my range)
The music quality, wipes etc. are exactly what I expected from SC...the load time was not an isue because of the ability to cue up the next machine.
I may be able to incororate the disc into our show when I receive the "Nextheater" but as I already have the music on CD+G, it would not increase the song count, just add flexability...
TWO BIG BONUSES (bonusii, bonupodi?)... This discussion prompted SC to offer the remaining Nextheaters for sale... I can now sing at the local Asian Club
Thanx *-This was Huang's phrase, I'm only quoting, hate mail will be ignored ;-)
PS - Since the disc is a final, 'done deal', and the possibility of doing another one is more remote than Gore becoming President - next year, under the Freedom of Information Act, someone will conduct a recount that shows he really won Florida and the election - there is no need at this time for 'suggestions' about the content or quality for the disc or future discs. Thanks.
Did anyone buy one of those Phillips Home Theatre players that SC was offering back in December?
I bought one of these systems off of Ebay this past week and had a question.
Was anyone able to get it to play CDG's? I know you would need a CDG decoder, but it looks like the Phillips DVD player only has a PCM/AC3 coaxial digital audio output. I didn't think a CDG decoder would work plugged into that kind output. And there is no optical output.
I would assume that if you fed the coax output through an RF generator (Radio Shack, $20), you could then feed the signal through the decoder.
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I don't think that feeding the decoder from the output of a RF modulator would work since the decoder expects a digital signal, not an analog one that comes out of the RF modulator
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