Best Blu-ray Movie Deals

12 Days of Deals, Day 11 is Live »

Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)
$79.99
 
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$79.99
 
Jurassic World: 5 Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
$27.99
 
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$39.96
 
The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection (Blu-ray)
$12.99
 
The Meg 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
The Meg (Blu-ray)
$14.99
 
Crazy Rich Asians 4K (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Westworld: Season One (Blu-ray)
$16.99
 
The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy 4K (Blu-ray)
$22.99
 
Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Home Theater > Home Theater General Discussion


View Poll Results: Do you still watch laserdiscs?
Yes, I still watch my laserdiscs. 354 57.00%
No, I was an LD user, but I no longer watch laserdiscs. 267 43.00%
Voters: 621. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #3681
bd251 bd251 is offline
Active Member
 
bd251's Avatar
 
Sep 2009
18
319
60
6
Default

I got a new player! Glad I passed on the CLD-D504 I saw a few months ago. I got this DVL-700 for $40 less than the asking price of the 504. I was looking for a dual-side player with a digital audio output. My other player is a CLD-1090.


I also framed this guy.


  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Pondosinatra (11-20-2018)
Old 11-17-2018, 10:31 PM   #3682
CompleteCount CompleteCount is offline
Expert Member
 
CompleteCount's Avatar
 
Jul 2017
Elles Belles, Costa Plonka
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bd251 View Post
My other player is a CLD-1090
There's a potential bumper-sticker if ever there was one!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2018, 03:19 AM   #3683
Pondosinatra Pondosinatra is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
Pondosinatra's Avatar
 
Jun 2008
Calgary, Alberta
45
2
Default

The Nightmare Before Christmas (2774 CS)



I remember 'listening' to this the first time I spun it up and being amazed at how good it sounded on my system.

Comes with a hardcover book detailing the movie, interviews, development art etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2018, 09:28 PM   #3684
Vanguard Vanguard is offline
Active Member
 
Vanguard's Avatar
 
Apr 2013
City On The Edge Of Forever
686
201
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pondosinatra View Post
The Nightmare Before Christmas (2774 CS)


I remember 'listening' to this the first time I spun it up and being amazed at how good it sounded on my system.

Comes with a hardcover book detailing the movie, interviews, development art etc.
Got that set too. Gorgeous design, and a really lovely book. The only hardcover version I believe, as they later reprinted it for mass market, but in paperback.

I think they simply slapped this LaserDisc transfer onto the original DVD release in 2000, and ported over all the extras.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2018, 12:49 AM   #3685
captainsolo captainsolo is offline
Senior Member
 
Jan 2011
491
9
Default

I just picked up and spun the MGM/UA double feature set of DOCTOR X/MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM which is the only way to see WAX MUSEUM in proper two strip technicolor as the DVD for some insane reason recolored all greens to blue which 2 strip was incapable of producing.
Great way to see these classic groundbreaking in ways 2 strip color horrors which were lost for decades. DOCTOR X if even better on DVD in the WB Legends of Horror DVD set.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
buck135 (11-23-2018)
Old 12-06-2018, 08:19 PM   #3686
jra166 jra166 is offline
Active Member
 
Nov 2010
Default

Just grabbed a CLD-97 for $230 from a local seller. Claims he only ever owned 3 laserdiscs and he used it primarily for CDs. Even with that being the case, he had another CD player he used as a primary player.

Soooo.... this thing SHOULD be like new. First disc I tried locked up and spit the disc out. 2nd attempt, it played just fine. Hoping it was just from not being used. All in all, very pleased with the condition of the machine. Hoping it lasts a long time
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2018, 08:57 PM   #3687
Vanguard Vanguard is offline
Active Member
 
Vanguard's Avatar
 
Apr 2013
City On The Edge Of Forever
686
201
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jra166 View Post
Just grabbed a CLD-97 for $230 from a local seller. Claims he only ever owned 3 laserdiscs and he used it primarily for CDs. Even with that being the case, he had another CD player he used as a primary player.

Soooo.... this thing SHOULD be like new. First disc I tried locked up and spit the disc out. 2nd attempt, it played just fine. Hoping it was just from not being used. All in all, very pleased with the condition of the machine. Hoping it lasts a long time
Even if it has been sitting relatively unused, the belt that controls the tray could be in bad shape. cracked, warped, etc. Recommend checking it, or at least cleaning it. Might be super dusty in there too, as players that get used a lot tend to not be dusty, since the discs spin so fast they blow away any dust that accumulates.

Nice grab though! I still need a new player to replace my broken one, but I am afraid of buying one online and having it damaged during shipping...
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
jra166 (12-06-2018)
Old 12-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #3688
Takeshi666 Takeshi666 is online now
Special Member
 
Takeshi666's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Suomi Finland Perkele
234
14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
Even if it has been sitting relatively unused, the belt that controls the tray could be in bad shape. cracked, warped, etc. Recommend checking it, or at least cleaning it.
And regreasing the tracks. That stuff tends to solidify over the years if not used.

Actually, my player has the same problem. It does a kind of winding-down buzzing noise before it spits the disc out, right?
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
jra166 (12-06-2018), Vanguard (12-06-2018)
Old 12-07-2018, 02:31 PM   #3689
Vanguard Vanguard is offline
Active Member
 
Vanguard's Avatar
 
Apr 2013
City On The Edge Of Forever
686
201
2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takeshi666 View Post
And regreasing the tracks. That stuff tends to solidify over the years if not used.

Actually, my player has the same problem. It does a kind of winding-down buzzing noise before it spits the disc out, right?
Could be. If the belt hardens into a particular shape, it has to "break" that shape so it can grip properly. But the motor is pushing on it the whole time, which would make that buzzing sound.

Possibly the laser assembly itself is taking a long time to get back to its default position.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #3690
Takeshi666 Takeshi666 is online now
Special Member
 
Takeshi666's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Suomi Finland Perkele
234
14
Default

The belt for the CLD-97 is VEB1069.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #3691
kfbkfb kfbkfb is offline
Member
 
Jan 2016
Midwest USA
Default

Pioneer CLD-900 and 60 minute/side (NTSC) discs issue:

Pioneer Video Manufacturing had been making 60 minute/side discs
for several years before the CLD-900 was introduced in the early 1985.

For a few years, (CD format) Digital Audio was only available on
55 minute/side discs.

My CLD-900 played these 55 minute/side discs satisfactorily, but had
severe crosstalk on the 60 minute/side discs.

I tried some of my 60 minute/side discs on other CLD-900s at some
audio/video dealers, same severe crosstalk problems.

I called Pioneer, they said take it to a local Pioneer repair place
(known for dealing with difficult to fix problems) and have the Optical
System replaced, I did, no improvement.

Any idea how Pioneer managed to make an LD player that couldn't
properly play many LDs?

Kirk Bayne
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #3692
Takeshi666 Takeshi666 is online now
Special Member
 
Takeshi666's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Suomi Finland Perkele
234
14
Default

You kind of answered your own question there.

The very first CD player apparently had only one DAC circuit so the left and right channels were slightly out of sync, too.

But ultimately you're missing the point that it did play all the LDs out at the time.

Last edited by Takeshi666; 12-08-2018 at 10:34 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:22 AM   #3693
hariseldon hariseldon is online now
Power Member
 
Jul 2010
Charlotte, NC
-
-
-
131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takeshi666 View Post
And regreasing the tracks. That stuff tends to solidify over the years if not used.

Actually, my player has the same problem. It does a kind of winding-down buzzing noise before it spits the disc out, right?
Yeah -- these things spin a big heavy disc at very high velocity so when it gets to the end of a side it has to brake the disc to stop it from spinning by slowing the motor that holds and the clamps dragginf the inner label of the disc top/bottom. The clamps have little rubber rings which grip the paper label. Those rubber clamps can dry out or get a bit of oil attached and slide a little/lot on those slick labels. Starting up it's not too bad, but you can sometimes hear a little slipping until the speed ramps up, but to stop it takes a lot of force.

Often you can hear a lot of slipping to slow the disc down from 600-1800 rpm (for NTSC discs and a little slower for PAL discs) until it stops and can be ejected or the laser mech can flip sides. This shouldn't take more than 15-20 seconds to stop, then another 10-15 seconds to flip and speed back to play side 2. As the rubber gets drier or oilier it can seem to take 1-2 minutes instead of seconds. Opening the player and scrubbing/cleaning those rubber clamps can make a huge difference unless those clamps are just deteriorating and need replaces completely
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
buck135 (Yesterday)
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Home Theater > Home Theater General Discussion

Similar Threads
thread Forum Thread Starter Replies Last Post
The Official I'm New Thread! Newbie Discussion mikejet 5780 Today 07:18 AM
Blu-ray vs. Laserdisc DTS (Yes... Laserdisc) Audio Theory and Discussion IvenFaint 278 05-25-2017 07:55 AM
Official "Sick of People Making Official Threads" Thread Feedback Forum bjoneill74 35 02-21-2008 05:42 AM

Tags
autographs, braindead, laserdisc, memorabilia, peter jackson

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:06 PM.