Two-year gap aside, the Audio/Video Component Archive is this website's oldest feature. Numerous short listings were created for model numbers back in 2000, and carried over when the AVCA changed formats and ultimately went to a true database in 2006. The more popular listings were expanded and redone many times over this period, while obscure stragglers weren't touched. Until this week there were many entries not linked to others, little-to-no info or even a year listed, some bearing a "Listing Coming Soon" message. Well, "soon" has arrived. I've finally finished going over all these scattered 1980s and 1990s model numbers. My first full sweep of the database.
I'm not saying coverage is complete for all those years, not even close. Although I am much more optimistic now that I'll get there. First I have the listings for 2000 and later, where many "Listing Coming Soon" messages can still be found (these have only collected dust for months, not years). I hope to be done with 2000-2008 sometime next year. Ultimately, I decided, I will move beyond my "Beta to Blu-ray" goal. But before that happens I'll work to fill in more 80s and 90s listings. The AVCA will keep me busy for a while yet.