> Do you think the new format will be done in 2014? 2015? Will non-rotted discs exist > when it's done? If it's money holding it back for parts or whatever can you just set > up a paypal? > > I would say if anyone has rips at the current format go ahead and release them. They > could be replaced the same way higher quality samples, redumps or hard drive chds > with settings properly defaulted could.
There's really no ETA for it at this point, unless things are happening that I'm not aware of, so perhaps some more rips in the current format are in order. Maybe 2014 will see some activity...
> Wut? The disc doesn't have RF on it. It has discrete-time continuous-value samples of > the composite video encoded as pairs of pits. Distance between pits gives the value.
It's "RF" in that the video and audio are modulated on carrier frequencies before the combined signal is encoded into pits, and would need to be demodulated in software to recover the original signals.
I like this in theory, but in practice it may just be too much trouble. You end up with a "complete" capture of one particular playback by one particular player of one particular disc. Is this sufficiently "definitive" to be worth the effort?