Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Member Niku-Sama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Deadford OR
    Posts
    4,176

    any one here into Laser Discs?

    this is something i have always wanted to try out. just because its neat and its one of those things where electronics really shined especially with the mid 80's stuff and how well it worked and lasted unlike things we have now.

    any way last night i passed on a relativly cheap player.
    it was a Pioneer CLD 2080. it was going to be about $10 and then abouter $28 to ship, its a heavy one but i thought i would pass. right now though i am keeping my eye on a Pioneer CLD S104 its at the moment $10 and $20 to ship.

    are or were any of these players any good, generally pioneer make some good stuff especially back then but i know not all of it is.

    if any one knew of a database of players and what ones to advoid that would be cool. i found one once but i havent been able to find it again. i also have a movie and i come across alot of them at thrift stores when hunting for video games so thats no a problem. the movie i have currently is Cobra with Stallone in it. its an extended play disc from '86
    Phenom II "X6 1605T" @ 3.00Ghz
    Sythe Yasa 6 Pipe Cooler
    Biostar TA890FXE
    16Gig G.SKILL Ripjaws 9-9-9-25 2T 667Mhz
    MSI R7870 TwinFrozr 2GD5/OC
    Seagate 320Gig 7200.11
    Seagate 1024Gig 7200.14
    OCZ Stealth X Stream 600
    LG LightScribe DVD Burner

  2. #2
    Member Xenocide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    4,214
    gawd I haven't seen a laser disk player since I was in lower school.
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

  3. #3
    Member Illah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    2,565
    AV geeks actually thought Laserdisc was great because apparently the video format the use is nearly uncompressed, which should mean stellar quality.

    Too bad the world has gone HD, where even compressed HD will probably outshine uncompressed SD.

    (not to mention advances in surround sound and whatnot)

    --Illah

  4. #4
    Member Shiggity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,429
    My good friend's dad bought a LD system 1-2 years before DVD came out. The jump you got from VHS was worth it imo.

    Totally unsure of the player he had, sorry
    CPU - E6750 @ 3.4GHz | 425x8 | 1.41V | Zalman CNPS9500 | Lapped
    Mobo - Abit P35 Pro | Bios v14
    Ram - 2x1GB G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ | 850 | 5-5-5-15 | 1.85V
    GPU - PNY 8800GT | 700c, 1850s, 900m | HR-03GT
    HD - 150GB raptor ADFD | Seagate 7200.7 160GB | 2x WD 640GB
    PSU - OCZ GameXSteam 700W


  5. #5
    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lewisville, TX
    Posts
    3,016
    I've actually wanted to get a LD player for quite some time now. There is a pawn shop close by that has some as well as quite a selection of discs.
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired
    Heatware[/SIZE]

  6. #6
    Member Shiggity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    4,429
    I don't know why but people just like CD's that look like vinyls
    CPU - E6750 @ 3.4GHz | 425x8 | 1.41V | Zalman CNPS9500 | Lapped
    Mobo - Abit P35 Pro | Bios v14
    Ram - 2x1GB G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ | 850 | 5-5-5-15 | 1.85V
    GPU - PNY 8800GT | 700c, 1850s, 900m | HR-03GT
    HD - 150GB raptor ADFD | Seagate 7200.7 160GB | 2x WD 640GB
    PSU - OCZ GameXSteam 700W


  7. #7
    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lewisville, TX
    Posts
    3,016
    ^QFT, that's another thing I need; a turntable!
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired
    Heatware[/SIZE]

  8. #8
    Member Contra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The Alamo City
    Posts
    1,105
    i had one back in 89~ ish

    it was a Magnavox...dont remember the model
    it had a cd turtable
    it played all CD/LD and CDV (CD Video)
    but LDs were very expensive at the time, say $35 - $125

    some of you know back then some CDs had a hiden track with video on them
    look at your current cds the say AAD/ADD or DDD, but back then they also said CDV


    so people with LD players could take advantage of this feature


    BTW if anyone here is an offroader, 4 wheeler, come check out my site
    (no spammers please)

    http://www.offroadjunkies.net
    AMD Athalon II X4 630 2.8, Gigabyte-GA890XA-UD3
    Radeon HD 4850 2 GiG, G.SKILL Sniper 8GB DDR3 1600, 2 TB HDD, Thermaltake TR2 RX850, 40" Widescreen LCD

    Ubuntu 13.10/Windows 7 Ultimate

  9. #9
    Member Niku-Sama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Deadford OR
    Posts
    4,176
    thats interesting, i didnt know about the hidden video, is there any one way to view it with a cd-rom or something?

    i wonder if there is a database of these cd's
    Phenom II "X6 1605T" @ 3.00Ghz
    Sythe Yasa 6 Pipe Cooler
    Biostar TA890FXE
    16Gig G.SKILL Ripjaws 9-9-9-25 2T 667Mhz
    MSI R7870 TwinFrozr 2GD5/OC
    Seagate 320Gig 7200.11
    Seagate 1024Gig 7200.14
    OCZ Stealth X Stream 600
    LG LightScribe DVD Burner

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •