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Old 12-03-08, 05:30 PM Thread Starter   #1
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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

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Old 12-03-08, 06:08 PM   #2
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gawd I haven't seen a laser disk player since I was in lower school.

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Old 12-03-08, 06:35 PM   #3
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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)

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Old 12-03-08, 07:04 PM   #4
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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

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Old 12-03-08, 07:12 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-03-08, 07:15 PM   #6
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I don't know why but people just like CD's that look like vinyls

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^QFT, that's another thing I need; a turntable!

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Old 12-09-08, 01:47 PM   #8
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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


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Old 12-10-08, 01:58 AM Thread Starter   #9
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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

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