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Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:51 am
by silvergunner
Just moved so finally got everything back out of storage. Plugged my player back in and it still works. The tray needs a bit of a clean and lubricating but other than that considering its age it's still ticking.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:09 pm
by oldtimer
Watching a film on mine right nowwwwwww :D

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:35 pm
by silvergunner
Think my next watch is the uncut version of ransom.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 4:36 pm
by oldtimer
Picked up a couple of discs in an old antiques/flea market shop at the weekend , only cost me a quid, hopefully they will work,

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:34 am
by oldtimer
Cant believe it!
I managed to rescue a dozen or so CED RCA laserdiscs from the tip today, only saw them out of the corner of my eye! better in my house than in the tip!

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:49 pm
by stayAwhile
I want LD player but how rare are the movies and how many are there?

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:31 pm
by Matt_B
stayAwhile wrote:I want LD player but how rare are the movies and how many are there?
I've seen various figures that put the total number of LD releases in the 20-50,000 range. Obviously you're not going to want all of them but I managed to build up a collection of a couple of hundred without feeling as though I'd more than scratched the surface.

As for the rarity of individual discs, most pressings were in the region of 500-5000 copies. Some really popular ones might be in the hundreds of thousands, but that's just for things like the Star Wars boxed set.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:34 pm
by oldtimer
ive got about 400 discs now for the laserdisc players and the CED versions.
Ive never had any problems obtaining specific discs ive been after though.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:45 am
by GarryG
I think TV series disks were always less common than films.
I did have a few Star Trek Next generation disks somewhere, although I think I gave at least one of them away.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 3:54 pm
by oldtimer
anyone got any discs for sale? im getting withdrawal symptons as ive not bought any for awhile :D

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:05 pm
by jdanddiet
Oxfam in Chelmsford still had some for sale last time I popped in there (about 2 weeks ago)
Spotted the specialist and crimson tide among other 90s legends haha

I got excited because I thought they were soundtracks for a minute lol

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:48 pm
by Lorfarius
I picked up a player at the beginning of September, been building a collection since:

https://youtu.be/y6fBEPFoXJY?list=PLvto ... o3hlybQhIU

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:36 pm
by oldtimer
Picked up another CED player £30. but needs new belts i think as its jumping.
I put in a good needle from another player but makes no difference.

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:33 pm
by oldtimer
With the growth of Vinyl coming back I'm sorta rather hoping someone will make some laserdiscs :lol:

Re: Laserdisc Player question please help....

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:06 pm
by lupogtiboy
I got very lucky early on in the boot sale season last year and bought a Pioneer CLD-D515 for £8! Its huge and works perfectly. I only have 4 laserdiscs though:

Escape From New York
E.T (this has a scene only found in the laserdisc version apparently!)
Return Of The Jedi
Total Recall