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Yes, I still watch my laserdiscs. 354 56.82%
No, I was an LD user, but I no longer watch laserdiscs. 269 43.18%
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:03 PM   #3681
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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.


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Old 11-17-2018, 10:31 PM   #3682
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My other player is a CLD-1090
There's a potential bumper-sticker if ever there was one!
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:19 AM   #3683
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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.
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:28 PM   #3684
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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.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:49 AM   #3685
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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.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:19 PM   #3686
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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
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:57 PM   #3687
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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...
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #3688
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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?
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:31 PM   #3689
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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.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:33 PM   #3690
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The belt for the CLD-97 is VEB1069.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:59 AM   #3691
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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?

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Old 12-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #3692
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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.

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Old 12-11-2018, 03:22 AM   #3693
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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
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:10 AM   #3694
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I replaced the belt the other day and that seems to have fixed my small problem. Interestingly, there didn't appear to be anything wrong with the old belt besides being slightly less malleable than the new one, funny how such a small thing can make such a big difference - but I notice my player in general tends to be a bit touchy since the tray tends to jam but only after I've moved it around.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #3695
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New here, but been following this thread for a few years...haha...hope it has a few more left. Anyway, just got back into my collection and bought a few box sets the past couple of weeks off of the bay. Been running a CLD-D504 the past few weeks, but been watching silent films and b&w films, so no need to really crave a great picture. I've had a few players in storage that I finally got a chance to see what I had.

I remembered the LD-S1 I got for free and the CLD-79 I bought for a 100.00 back in 2012. I have two others and thought they were both DVL-700's but lo and behold, one is a CLD-D704! Yes, I completely forgot about that one. Absolutely stunned that I had that one.

I moved recently, so that's why most of my stuff is in storage and a couple of closets. Anyway, it will be some time before I get my "theatre" up and running the way I want it. Just thought I would chime in.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:12 PM   #3696
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I pulled my old Sony MDP-V1 out of my drawer the other week, but the poor thing wouldn't open up. Powered on but yeah kept displaying "Closing" on the front and then would shut off.

I ended up selling it for $NZ70. I don't plan on getting rid of any of my laserdiscs, as they look great framed for display. Got into collecting them for a period of time, and got quite a few nice 'rare' ones until I started getting bored lol... I have a few left which are personal favorites, and I keep my eye out once in a while if anything notable pops up on the local NZ traders market.. but that's extremely rare.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:36 AM   #3697
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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.

I didn't know about the paperback. I am going to have to find it now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:09 AM   #3698
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Smile And so another generation is ensnared...

I have two LD players, a CLD-D704 and a CLD-59. My almost-17yo grandson has expressed interest in a player and some LDs. I can't sell the '59 locally (I won't ship it), so I've offered it to him with some of his favorite films for a start: Back To The Future, Star Wars 4,5 & 6 and all of the Indiana Jones. He's overjoyed - these are some of his favorite flicks. I'll check the '59 out and make sure it's good to go, and then they're all his.

And so it goes...
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:33 AM   #3699
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I have two LD players, a CLD-D704 and a CLD-59. My almost-17yo grandson has expressed interest in a player and some LDs. I can't sell the '59 locally (I won't ship it), so I've offered it to him with some of his favorite films for a start: Back To The Future, Star Wars 4,5 & 6 and all of the Indiana Jones. He's overjoyed - these are some of his favorite flicks. I'll check the '59 out and make sure it's good to go, and then they're all his.

And so it goes...
That's cool, DT...good for him. Maybe he'll help keep this thread going, too...haha. I just don't want to see it die (yeah, yeah all good things must come to end).

Side note - anyone at all remember an old b&w cartoon about an little roadster, had a face on the front of the grill, and tried to race a train? He cut in front of the train, but the train hit him. Next scene, he's in "surgery?" After surgery, I think father roadster is telling him, from now on, to drive safely. If it's on laser, I want it. I tried googling it, but nothing came up...sometimes, my googling sucks. Thought it might be an old Tex Avery or UB Iwerks cartoon. If anyone knows, I'd appreciate it.
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remember something similar but it was in color and for the life of me I can't recall the name.
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