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View Poll Results: Do you still watch laserdiscs?
Yes, I still watch my laserdiscs. 418 55.73%
No, I was an LD user, but I no longer watch laserdiscs. 332 44.27%
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Old 01-04-2023, 08:25 AM   #5021
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Just gave a Millennial a tour of my media room (see my gallery), he thought my Laserdiscs were records lol...
To be fair, it wasn't the most visible format. Peak marketshare in the 90s was something like 1% of the home video market and that might be with some generous rounding up.

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Old 01-04-2023, 06:08 PM   #5022
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Just gave a Millennial a tour of my media room (see my gallery), he thought my Laserdiscs were records lol...
Not surprising. Whenever I've scored LDs at the thrift, they've been mixed in with the records. The general public doesn't even know the difference between CDs and DVDs, in my experience. YMMV.
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Old 01-05-2023, 07:13 AM   #5023
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Not surprising. Whenever I've scored LDs at the thrift, they've been mixed in with the records. The general public doesn't even know the difference between CDs and DVDs, in my experience. YMMV.
My mother still calls them all "tapes"...

My LD collection was at 40 titles as of the end of 2022. Now it's already at 60... I doubt it will ever reach my Blu-ray count, but it's growing as I'm hunting at more places...
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Old 01-08-2023, 11:39 PM   #5024
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Walked out of a thrift shop today with six LDs at $2.99 apiece:

The Onion Field
Rented Lips (1987 -- dir: Robert Downey Sr.)
Under The Volcano (sealed)
Utilities (sealed; 1983, Robert Hays/Brooke Adams)
Brady's Escape aka The Long Ride (1983, John Savage/Kelly Reno)
Treasure Island: The Musical (sealed; 1982)

These were all mixed in with the vinyl records and the first few LDs I found were all ridiculously priced at $29.99 (nothing special about the titles) but as I looked further, I found a bunch that hadn't been priced so I grabbed the ones I wanted and fortunately they were sold to me for $2.99 each

UPDATE JAN 11: Went back and picked up two more --

The River Rat (sealed, 1984, Tommy Lee Jones/Martha Plimpton/Brian Dennehy)
Robert Klein on Broadway (1986)

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Old 01-18-2023, 03:08 AM   #5025
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This is kinda cool...every Criterion Laserdisc in order of the collection.

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Old 01-21-2023, 03:46 AM   #5026
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Just finished watching the Hitchcock film Frenzy. As I quite often do after watching a movie, I'll read the Trivia part about it on IMDB. There were two Laserdisc references regarding the film:

"When long-running movies finish on an odd numbered side of a LaserDisc set, the other side usually has a short message saying that the program is recorded on the other side. On the old American DiscoVision sets (which were in CAV format and ran for around thirty minutes a side), they would press a side from another movie rather than have it blank. Side 6 of this movie contains a side from Jaws (1975)."

"Side Five of the DiscoVision LaserDisc release has every frame encoded with Auto Picture Stop, rendering it unplayable on all but a few models of LaserDisc players."
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Old 01-21-2023, 05:17 PM   #5027
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Old 01-24-2023, 10:10 PM   #5028
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This is kinda cool...every Criterion Laserdisc in order of the collection.
Daisuke is a national treasure! So glad at the success he's had with his channel. Super nice guy to chat with and he'd often pop in to the chats hosted by Sam Hatch and give his input.
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Old 01-25-2023, 07:30 PM   #5029
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Daisuke is a national treasure! So glad at the success he's had with his channel. Super nice guy to chat with and he'd often pop in to the chats hosted by Sam Hatch and give his input.
Iím kind of hoping that Criterion gets King Kong (1933) back for its UHD release. Not that Iíve been unhappy with Warnerís releases. I donít think weíve gotten any of the earlier Criterion Laserdisc extras on DVD or BD.
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Old 01-30-2023, 01:20 AM   #5030
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https://www.dvdcompare.net/features/...cs_in_2023.php

Article on DVDCompare on getting into Laserdiscs for the first time in 2023.
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Old 01-31-2023, 02:40 PM   #5031
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I might jump into Ld-gang next week, there is Pioneer 919 on sale.

It is japanese/NTSC-model.

Does it play PAL-movies (or is there such thing)? I ask because I live in Europe.

More questions is coming if/when I bought it
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Old 01-31-2023, 11:03 PM   #5032
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I might jump into Ld-gang next week, there is Pioneer 919 on sale.

It is japanese/NTSC-model.

Does it play PAL-movies (or is there such thing)? I ask because I live in Europe.

More questions is coming if/when I bought it
Why don't you just buy a PAL LD player if you want it to play PAL LD's. It most likely won't it will be NTSC only. Unless you have a huge collection of NTSC LD's just get a PAL LD player. They made PAL/NTSC combo LD players but they are pricey. I never needed one I only have 1 PAL LD which I got in an LD lot I purchased.
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Why don't you just buy a PAL LD player if you want it to play PAL LD's. It most likely won't it will be NTSC only. Unless you have a huge collection of NTSC LD's just get a PAL LD player. They made PAL/NTSC combo LD players but they are pricey. I never needed one I only have 1 PAL LD which I got in an LD lot I purchased.
I only have one PAL LD as well, but it's the Jurassic Park fossil edition which I imported from the UK. A guy on Reddit wanted it but only wanted to pay a few bucks for it because he couldn't play it...
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:30 AM   #5034
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I might jump into Ld-gang next week, there is Pioneer 919 on sale.

It is japanese/NTSC-model.

Does it play PAL-movies (or is there such thing)? I ask because I live in Europe.

More questions is coming if/when I bought it
Japanese models won't playback PAL. There are Pioneer players that play both PAL and NTSC and have that label on the front of the device. Not sure if there was a 919 PAL/NTSC player.
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Japanese models won't playback PAL. There are Pioneer players that play both PAL and NTSC and have that label on the front of the device. Not sure if there was a 919 PAL/NTSC player.
Thank you.
Need to keep that in mind when I`m buying movies.
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Why don't you just buy a PAL LD player if you want it to play PAL LD's. It most likely won't it will be NTSC only. Unless you have a huge collection of NTSC LD's just get a PAL LD player. They made PAL/NTSC combo LD players but they are pricey. I never needed one I only have 1 PAL LD which I got in an LD lot I purchased.
I don`want to stick PAL ld`s only. This is my first player so just wanted to know these formats
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narrow margin 1990
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Glory 1989
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when this is playing here in THX bass is deep ! canon fire and muskets .

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Old 02-24-2023, 09:38 AM   #5039
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How do LaserDiscs look with a CRT effect from something like the OSSC or RetroTINK-5X?
Complete with alternating scanlines.
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Old 03-02-2023, 10:07 PM   #5040
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How do LaserDiscs look with a CRT effect from something like the OSSC or RetroTINK-5X?
Complete with alternating scanlines.
Curious as well.
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