Approximately 100 Hi-Vision LaserDisc MUSE Titles were designed and manufactured for Japan only. In the 1990's they were one of the only ways for a consumer to watch hi-definition movies in their Home Theaters. A Hi-Vision LaserDisc offers 1080i resolution, which is equivalent to HDTV by today's standard.
Watching Hi-Vision LaserDisc MUSE Movies
In order to watch these movies, you need a Japan-only LaserDisc player such as the Pioneer HLD-X9 or HLD-X0 and a decoder box such as the Sony MSC4000 MUSE Decoder. Today, Hi-Vision stands as a truly rare and unique LaserDisc Collector's Item.