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Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:01 am
by oldtimer
Im fast running out of space to store my discs, there boxes of em everywhere, so i know what you mean about storage and lugging them about,

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:16 am
by rolan
im so glad i didnt go mental and buy like 50 laserdiscs lol, i had to chuck out all my dvd cases as they were just taking too much room!

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:55 pm
by oldtimer
try storing 300/400 laserdiscs lol, its not easy, ive got em stuffed in cupboards and boxes everywhere, plus 8 laserdisc players and assorted spares lol.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:13 am
by oldtimer
Here is my latest aquisition ..
A Pioneer CLD 2290 Dual sided laserdisc with both PAL and NTSC capability, bought for £25 off ebay and bought locally .
It had a very slight fault which has now been rectified,

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Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:27 pm
by DreamcastRIP

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:39 am
by oldtimer
Nice one!
Does it play CLD CLV and LD ? discs?

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:30 pm
by AceGrace
I keep meaning to pick one of these up. I found one at a car boot a while back for £4. it weighed a ton but didn't have any leads so I offloaded it on Freecycle.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:35 pm
by DreamcastRIP
oldtimer wrote:Nice one!
Does it play CLD CLV and LD ? discs?
I'm not sure what CLD and LD varieties of LaserDisc are (?) but the first column of the table present within that article I linked shows what it plays in addition to the article stating the player has "5-Disc Compatibility (CD, CDV, LD)". I know it plays LDs, CDs and mini CDs. Surely LD just means LaserDisc?! I did a fair bit of research before deciding on which model LaserDisc player to try sourcing and from the very favourable linked review I went for that one - I can't believe it cost £800 when new!

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Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:27 pm
by Matt_B
LDs come in two sizes. There are the 12-inch ones that you'll see most often, but there are also 8-inch discs that are much rarer.

CDV is a 5-inch disc format that was used for video singles during the late 80s and early 90s.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_Video

Throw in the two sizes of CD and those are your five formats.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:13 pm
by DreamcastRIP
Thank you for the clarification - I never knew 8" LDs existed!

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:34 am
by oldtimer
im not suprised it cost £800 , its a high end player,
Not all Laser disc players play all discs though, ive actually got 8 of them now, and they are not all compaitble with all discs, ive got a Laser disc player that was actually used for the Dragons lair laserdisc game, and its operated via one of my computers ,
Also the CED Discs are quite different ,these are read by a floating needle, .
Yours has has got a real good spec, real nice.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:03 pm
by DreamcastRIP
Thanks for the reply, oldtimer. :D

Your Dragon's Lair setup sounds VERY nice indeed. I know the 'game' has since been released on Blu-ray Disc but, to me at least, what you have is far cooler than that. :D

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:47 am
by oldtimer
DreamcastRIP wrote:Thanks for the reply, oldtimer. :D

Your Dragon's Lair setup sounds VERY nice indeed. I know the 'game' has since been released on Blu-ray Disc but, to me at least, what you have is far cooler than that. :D
i was suprised to actually find it tbh, i bought it for a pittance from a boot sale, got it home with a few discs and founf out then, it can be run independantly of the computer via a simple remote, but i found all the Keyboard commands off the internet, so its working nicely now

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:06 am
by silvergunner
Mine is a Pioneer CLD-D925 to. Great machine. Cost me £75 about 8 years ago. The demodulator to connect to my av amp to be able to hear the 5.1 track cost more :lol: that was off eBay about the same for £110

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:07 pm
by oldtimer
dosent suprise me in the least,
All the stuff is getting really sought after now, people are realising what a decent system laserdisc really was.