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View Poll Results: Do you still watch laserdiscs?
Yes, I still watch my laserdiscs. 301 57.44%
No, I was an LD user, but I no longer watch laserdiscs. 223 42.56%
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #2681
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:01 AM   #2682
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I'm now the owner of a LaserDisc player. I bought a Pioneer CLD-2080 online. So far the only LD I have is the uncut version of Scream, but I plan on getting many more (the Star Wars trilogy is at the top of my list). I still need a remote for my LD player as the one I bought did not come with one.
Films and movies are two different things.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:57 AM   #2683
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I'm now the owner of a LaserDisc player. I bought a Pioneer CLD-2080 online. So far the only LD I have is the uncut version of Scream, but I plan on getting many more (the Star Wars trilogy is at the top of my list). I still need a remote for my LD player as the one I bought did not come with one.
That gives you an excuse to buy a harmony remote if you don't already have one. My harmony remote works well with my CDL-1090. Welcome to the world of LDs
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #2684
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I'm now the owner of a LaserDisc player. I bought a Pioneer CLD-2080 online. So far the only LD I have is the uncut version of Scream, but I plan on getting many more (the Star Wars trilogy is at the top of my list). I still need a remote for my LD player as the one I bought did not come with one.
Nicely done!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #2685
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Thanks. Yesterday I also bought Blue Velvet and the CAV boxset of Fantasia. Unfortunately, side 2 of Fantasia (which is the Sorrcer's Apprentice scene too) has laser rot issues. It's still watchable but it's annoying. If I watch a disc with laser rot, will it affect or damage my LD player?
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #2686
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I'm now the owner of a LaserDisc player. I bought a Pioneer CLD-2080 online. So far the only LD I have is the uncut version of Scream, but I plan on getting many more (the Star Wars trilogy is at the top of my list). I still need a remote for my LD player as the one I bought did not come with one.
Congrats on the purchase! Welcome to the club. I remember when I got into Laserdiscs (wasn't too long ago actually). Started off with one player and a few discs.

Now I'm at 3 players and about 900 movies.... things escalate quickly...
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:08 AM   #2687
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Well I'm buying my 4th player! While yes, I admit that 4 players is a bit much, this was a deal that I could not pass up:

Fully Functional Pioneer DLV 700 (DVD/LD)
Pioneer RFD-1 RF Demodulator
50 Movies

all for $125!

I'm stoked because I am finally going to have an AC3 Player and Demodulator!
Samsung 55" LCD, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Oppo BDP-83, Toshiba HD-AX2, Pioneer DVL-700, Pioneer RFD-1, Onkyo TX-NR808, HTPC
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:15 AM   #2688
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Well I'm buying my 4th player! While yes, I admit that 4 players is a bit much, this was a deal that I could not pass up:

Fully Functional Pioneer DLV 700 (DVD/LD)
Pioneer RFD-1 RF Demodulator
50 Movies

all for $125!

I'm stoked because I am finally going to have an AC3 Player and Demodulator!
Holy smokes, what a deal!
Congratulations man. I always wanted to get a demodulator but have yet to find one for cheap and in good condition.
The laserdisc format was truly ahead of its time if you ask me. I love my CLD-D704
Much respect for Laserdisc.
Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac/
A little voice inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back"/
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:13 AM   #2689
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Holy smokes, what a deal!
Congratulations man. I always wanted to get a demodulator but have yet to find one for cheap and in good condition.
The laserdisc format was truly ahead of its time if you ask me. I love my CLD-D704
Much respect for Laserdisc.
I know what you mean. I never in my life thought I would get a good deal on a Demodulator but when I saw that ad, is like "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY".

I haven't picked it up yet (organizing a time to meet with the seller), but as soon as I have it in my hands it's going to be set up

It truly was, wasn't it? Too bad the movies cost an arm and a leg. But at least you can get them for cheap now, and i'm still amazing how well they hold up.
Samsung 55" LCD, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Oppo BDP-83, Toshiba HD-AX2, Pioneer DVL-700, Pioneer RFD-1, Onkyo TX-NR808, HTPC
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:24 AM   #2690
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So here is what I got for $125. I think it was a pretty damn good deal, considering the Demodulator

Pioneer DVL-700
Pioneer RFD-1 Demodulator

Movies:

Mission Impossible
Grumpy Old Men
Dead Again
The Saint
Volcano (AC3)
Outbreak
Hot Shots: Part Deux
Dumb and Dumber
Star Trek First Contact (now I can frame my fully signed copy)
Clueless
Drop Zone
The Crow
Tomorrow Never Dies
Cool Runnings
As Good As It Gets
Under Seige
Batman Returns
Lost in Space
Dragonheart
Dante's Peak
Executive Decision
D3
Happy Gilmore
The Mighty Ducks
Naked Gun 33 1/3
Contact

There were some others, but I have sold them to my friend since I have them all:

Eraser
Die Hard 3 (THX)
Blown Away
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Snow White
Fifth Element
Beauty and the Beast
Batman
Batman Forever
Under Seige 2
Highlander: The Final Dimension
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Cliffhanger
T2 (Pan & Scan)
Goldeneye
Lion King
Lionheart
Twister
Jurassic Park
The Rock
Stargate


Pretty good haul
Samsung 55" LCD, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Oppo BDP-83, Toshiba HD-AX2, Pioneer DVL-700, Pioneer RFD-1, Onkyo TX-NR808, HTPC
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:11 AM   #2691
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So here is what I got for $125. I think it was a pretty damn good deal, considering the Demodulator

Pioneer DVL-700
Pioneer RFD-1 Demodulator

Movies:

Mission Impossible
Grumpy Old Men
Dead Again
The Saint
Volcano (AC3)
Outbreak
Hot Shots: Part Deux
Dumb and Dumber
Star Trek First Contact (now I can frame my fully signed copy)
Clueless
Drop Zone
The Crow
Tomorrow Never Dies
Cool Runnings
As Good As It Gets
Under Seige
Batman Returns
Lost in Space
Dragonheart
Dante's Peak
Executive Decision
D3
Happy Gilmore
The Mighty Ducks
Naked Gun 33 1/3
Contact

There were some others, but I have sold them to my friend since I have them all:

Eraser
Die Hard 3 (THX)
Blown Away
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Snow White
Fifth Element
Beauty and the Beast
Batman
Batman Forever
Under Seige 2
Highlander: The Final Dimension
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Cliffhanger
T2 (Pan & Scan)
Goldeneye
Lion King
Lionheart
Twister
Jurassic Park
The Rock
Stargate


Pretty good haul
Very good haul indeed.
I'm still amazed you picked up a demodulator, a Pioneer one too, with the lot. Pioneer demodulators go for big bucks on eBay. Enjoy
Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac/
A little voice inside my head said, "Don't look back. You can never look back"/
I thought I knew what love was. What did I know?/
Those days are gone forever. I should just let them go but.../
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #2692
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Yeah, I think that is the big pride of my collection, the demodulator. I was actually more impressed that it worked (same with the player) as the owner said it was in his basement for a few years haha.
Samsung 55" LCD, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Oppo BDP-83, Toshiba HD-AX2, Pioneer DVL-700, Pioneer RFD-1, Onkyo TX-NR808, HTPC
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #2693
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So do you guys watch the LaserDiscs on your large screens/projectors? Or do you set them up on smaller screens? Seems cool to have the option to grab movies that never made it to DVD or Blu and/or different cuts of films
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #2694
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I personally run everything off the same TV, 55" Samsung. I just ended up creating two different picture profiles, one for LaserDiscs, one for everything else.
Samsung 55" LCD, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Oppo BDP-83, Toshiba HD-AX2, Pioneer DVL-700, Pioneer RFD-1, Onkyo TX-NR808, HTPC
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #2695
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So do you guys watch the LaserDiscs on your large screens/projectors? Or do you set them up on smaller screens? Seems cool to have the option to grab movies that never made it to DVD or Blu and/or different cuts of films
150' projector screen. It's like going to the movies.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #2696
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So do you guys watch the LaserDiscs on your large screens/projectors? Or do you set them up on smaller screens? Seems cool to have the option to grab movies that never made it to DVD or Blu and/or different cuts of films
I have a widescreen Sony tube which is my pride and joy. I love that TV as much if not more than my Kuro. It is absolute perfection for watching LD's.

I'm really torn whether to finally get rid of it or not when I move into my new house.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:47 PM   #2697
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I wouldn't get rid of a nice crt like that until it died . It's cool to see everyone enjoys their discs on a range of setups.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:34 PM   #2698
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I watch my laserdiscs on my 54 inch Panny plasma. The quality holds up well on the better mastered discs (THX certified for example) than on the older ones but overall the experience is still pleasant
I still like to watch my THX certified Terminator laserdisc with the original mono audio
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I have a widescreen Sony tube which is my pride and joy. I love that TV as much if not more than my Kuro. It is absolute perfection for watching LD's.

I'm really torn whether to finally get rid of it or not when I move into my new house.
I have a KD-36XS955, and I wouldn't trade it in for any TV out there.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:35 AM   #2700
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So do you guys watch the LaserDiscs on your large screens/projectors? Or do you set them up on smaller screens? Seems cool to have the option to grab movies that never made it to DVD or Blu and/or different cuts of films
I have two LD players, one on a 42" Panasonic plasma and the other on my Sharp 60" LCD. I use a zoom feature on both TVs when the LaserDisc was formatted in letterbox for 4:3 aspect ratio. I know I'm losing a bit left and right, but it's hard to watch with such large black bars. The 60" does really show up imperfections and emphasizes the lower picture quality in comparison to our older smaller screens, but some things I just want large, like a science fiction film. In general, I prefer watching LaserDiscs on my smaller 42" screen where I don't notice the picture quality differences so much. My 60" allows me to have separate picture calibrations for each input, so I feel I've optimized my LaserDisc/VCR input adequately. My other TV does not have individual calibration function, so that TV is optimized for my Blu-ray and everything else just has to make do.

Last LD I watched was a unique-to-LD release as far as I know. Certainly no DVD release was made for Overdrawn at the Memory Bank. This low-budget SF film was nowhere near as bad as critics would have you believe. If you're okay with movies made on a shoestring budget, there was nothing wrong with the story. And I rather enjoyed seeing the clunky computer graphics in it.
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