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Old 11-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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Default Any Laserdisc fans?

Finally found a decent Laserdisc player to replace my old Yamaha and am running a hot test with the worst copy of Days Of Thunder. (It's like they letterboxed a 4x3 copy just so they could have black bars).

A big LCD is not kind to what I remembered as stellar resolution back in the day. I also forgot that most of them are just stereo.

Can't wait to check out the stuff that's been sitting on the shelf for awhile.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:45 PM
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Hmm,...you remind me of someone I know in NYC. He used to work @a store called "Laserland",...he said they were the way of the future & DVD's would never be accepted.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:01 PM
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Hey, I'm not claiming technical superiority in any way shape or form over anything over vhs.

I just have a lot of weird titles from back in the (vhs) days that were never rereleased on anything better.

Just wondering if anyone else is in the wax cylinder club too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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It is probably the best analog video format but has some major issues compared to modern systems. Major 2 issues are the size of the disc leaving the possibility to damage of the disc / dust specs / cracking and no error correction to read around such issue. The other issues are capacity of disc and player reliability. Not all players used a diode laser and so forth, they are very complex devices, and they have to spin a heavy ass disc so the mechanical issues will very well catch up soon on even new old stock players.

Source: owning a few players in my time :P
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:47 PM
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Have to admit, never had the auto flip before . And one up for the LD is no region coding.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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no region but different systems as in pal or ntsc
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