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PostSubject: Hey! Great to be here!   Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:51 pm

Hi everyone. My name's Adam. I've been collecting LaserDiscs for around a year now and and my collection currently stands at 81 Discs and a Pioneer CLD-V2300D which is awesome! I think LD's are excellent, much better than DVD in so many ways. Glad to be a part of this new forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Hey! Great to be here!   Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Welcome to the forum, Adam. Early days yet but hopefully the forum will take off.

Our laserdisc model numbers are pretty close, I've got a Pioneer CLD V2120D. Yours is a higher number so I'd guess it's a nicer machine, but I have heard that Pioneer laserdisc player numbering can be quite confusing so who knows...
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PostSubject: WELCOME TO THE FORUM   Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:47 am

Welcome to the forum , I have a pioneer CLD2950 it wasnt expensive and Im quite happy with it . plays both pal & ntsc and is dual play so does everything i want it too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey! Great to be here!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:32 am

hi all been a collector for about 7 years, i love laserdisc much better then dvd,

my players are cld 1750, cld 2950, cld 925, & dvl 700 ntsc only,

my cld 925 is the one i use the most,

the dvl 700 is dead in the water it plays dvds but not lds,

i have about 300 laserdisc to my wifes nightmare,

this is my first forum so hope it takes off.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey! Great to be here!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:13 am

It's good to know you, Adam. I'm intrigued. What made you get into laserdiscs when you did? And are you interested in any particular types - PAL or NTSC? Movies or music? Vintage or contemporary? (Clearly, there's hardly anything post-2000, but you know what I mean.) And where are you looking to find stuff? eBay is by no means the best source - go direct to a good dealer if you can find one. Most of the best online sites are in the US where shipping and customs charges make purchasing very expensive, but there are still a few decent traders specialising in LDs here in the UK. I could point you in the right direction, if interested.

Good hunting,
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PostSubject: Re: Hey! Great to be here!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:36 am

I too would be interested to hear about good traders. I found one guy who sometimes trades them in Newcastle but he's pricing himself way above ebay so I've never bought anything from him.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey! Great to be here!   Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:32 am

laserkb wrote:
It's good to know you, Adam. I'm intrigued. What made you get into laserdiscs when you did? And are you interested in any particular types - PAL or NTSC? Movies or music? Vintage or contemporary? (Clearly, there's hardly anything post-2000, but you know what I mean.) And where are you looking to find stuff? eBay is by no means the best source - go direct to a good dealer if you can find one. Most of the best online sites are in the US where shipping and customs charges make purchasing very expensive, but there are still a few decent traders specialising in LDs here in the UK. I could point you in the right direction, if interested.

Good hunting,
Kenneth

I got in to LaserDiscs by accident really. I'm a big fan of The Lawnmower Man and it was around a year ago when I was searching ebay for stuff to do with that, I came across two LaserDiscs. I bought them both thinking they'd be great to display. Not long after I bought a couple other discs just to display in my room but I became really interested in finding out what LD's were all about. So I checked out various sites finding as much info as I could about them and they seemed like more than just a retro movie format. It seemed they still had many advantages over DVD's.

Anyway, I ended up getting the CLD-V2300D for my birthday along with a few more discs and was instantly impressed with the quality of the picture and especially the sound. I liked how clear the sound was and how natural the picture looked compared to DVD, which does have a higher resolution but a lot of releases are full of digital artifacts like haloing and macro blocking. LD doesn't have digital crap on the picture.

So, that's pretty much how I became a fan of LaserDiscs. It also helps that most of my favourite movies are from the 80's and 90's and are available on LD. As for what I collect, pretty much anything. My collection consists mostly of regular movies, PAL & NTSC but I've also got some special edition box sets (Alien, Aliens, Natural Born Killers and T2). I'm also in to a lot of the CG releases like Beyond the Mind's Eye, Computer Graphics Special, etc. Anything that looks interesting and is affordable.
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