Laserdisc player conversion kit
"Hi-Tech Card"
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Page Last Updated - 08 Aug 2021

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A dedicated conversion card created to allow Dragon's Lair and Space Ace operators to replace their old faulty Pioneer player with ANY Sony LDP industrial duty laserdisc player other than the LDP-1000 or LDP-1000A.

We have dedicated a portion of our company to the preservation of one of the greatest arcade games of all time, Dragon’s Lair (and Space Ace.)  We have strived to produce a product that is not only industrial duty and highly reliable but easy to install and use.  On the installation and operation pages below you will see how to make your Dragon’s Lair and/or Space Ace operate with almost any Sony LDP series laserdisc player.  Many people have come together over the years to help preserve the essence of the Dragon’s Lair Era.  Now we have come together once again and created a way for it to continue to live on for years and years to come.  When there's a will there's a way and we have the way!!!!  Enjoy…

The card is industrial duty and will hold up through continuous harsh operation in public service.  The card is fused with a self-resetting poly-fuse and is monitored with a Dallas Watchdog chip that automatically resets the microcontroller if any abnormal condition is encountered.  This prevents the card from ever locking up in the field.  There are four LED indicators that display dataflow and fault conditions; all these functions are outlined in the manual that comes with the package.  A jumper is present on the card that allows the operator to select the version mainboard that they are using, LD-V1000 or PR-7820.

As you will see, the installation of the card requires no modification to any of your original equipment whatsoever.  The installation is easy and should not take more than 15 minutes.  I'm sure some of you will have other questions about the package and I am willing to answer whatever you have to ask.  The prices are listed below.  The Sony power adapter that is mentioned is for users that wish to power the Sony player through the harness of the game cabinet as the old Pioneers were powered.  The old Pioneers had a detachable power cord as you all know that plugged into the harness.  The Sony players don't have a detachable power cord socket on the back of them.  One end of the Sony power adapter is a receptacle for plugging in the Sony player and the other end mates to the harness.  The reason that the Sony power adapter is not included is because it is NOT required and we have seen that many people don't mind plugging both the cabinet and the player into the wall or power strip.  For those of you who do, you can buy our adapter or make your own using parts from Radio Shack and your hardware store.

Some of you ask whether or not you need a PC, and the answer is NO.  Everything that you need is in the package other than the laserdisc player itself.  All in all, the Sony LDP players are reliable and fast.  Some collectors out there have NOS Pioneer players that they can now safely store away in order to preserve their collectable value.


Laserdisc Player
Conversion Kit


These are all the items included with the conversion package. Everything you need other than the Sony player is included.

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Sony Power Adapter

Used to connect the Sony's power cord to the DL or SA harness.

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Replacement Pioneer Ribbon cable

Runs between DL main board and the Conversion Card.  Order ONLY if your original cable is missing or defective.  36 inches.

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The Dragon's Lair Project website is not affiliated with "Hi-Tech" or "Joe Rovito"
and does not receive any portion of sales nor any consideration for this listing.

Pricing for the DL/SA Conversion kit:

Prices subject to change without notice

1) Conversion package "card" (includes everything required except the Sony LDP player itself) - $199.00.

2) Sony power adapter (Not required.  Allows you to plug the Sony into the harness rather than the wall or power strip) - $19.00

3) Replacement Pioneer Ribbon Cable  (Only required if original is missing or damaged.)  Connects between DL main board and Conversion Card. - $29.00

4) Score Display Ribbon Cable is also available upon special request.  Please inquire for details. 

Shipping is a flat $8.00 - Any sized Order - anywhere in the continental US - USPS priority mail - 2-3 day service.

Foreign Orders - please ask nicely and I'll reply with shipping charges.  All foreign orders ship USPS Global Priority only - approximately 1 week delivery.


If you are interested in purchasing a conversion package, please click on the order link below to send me an e-mail.  We also accept money orders, company checks, and personal checks (subject to clearing).  Please make the check payable to "Joe Rovito" and include your phone number and e-mail address.


We guarantee quality performance of our product and if you have any problems with installation and/or operation, we will do what it takes to get you up and running or your money back.  If you encounter a compatibility problem, we will fix it free within 90 days.  We need to know about and fix problems like that in order to continue quality service to our customers.  It helps us as well as you.  Complete illustrated easy to understand installation and operating instructions are available here online by clicking the appropriate button below.

Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you soon.

Joe Rovito

Step by step installation instructions
Operating instructions

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The Dragon's Lair Project website is not affiliated with "Hi-Tech" or "Joe Rovito"
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