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 Post subject: Re: Would you buy japanese LD's w/o OBI?
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 05:42 
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Comparing fake SNES games to fake obi is nuts. Nobody fakes obi, really, but there are many games where the bootlegs are so numerous they outnumber the real stuff. Total apples to oranges situation.
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PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 20:17 
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The last time I checked, there was no spot in any of my LD players to insert an obi and improve the movie I'm watching, nor does it offer any kind or protection like the jacket, so zero f**ks are given about the obi.
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PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 21:55 
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gohanx wrote:
The last time I checked, there was no spot in any of my LD players to insert an obi and improve the movie I'm watching, nor does it offer any kind or protection like the jacket, so zero f**ks are given about the obi.


Clearly you don't have the HLD-X0000 with the obi reader slot built in.
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 Post subject: Re: Would you buy japanese LD's w/o OBI?
PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 22:52 
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Mine has an obi shredder built in :lol:

But the real topic we need to start is: Would you buy Japanese LDs with pizza dirt on them :think:
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PostPosted: 16 Apr 2017, 09:49 
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Depends on the kind of pizza the dirt is from.
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 Post subject: Re: Would you buy japanese LD's w/o OBI?
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2017, 23:14 
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I don't have any LD movies but I have a few Pioneer Laseractive games and two of my four don't have an Obi strip and that is OK.
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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2017, 14:20 
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from my point of view its ok to have but not a must.if there are two copies for sale one with obi and one without and the asking price for the one with the obi is higher more than 10% i would prefer the non obi copy.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2017, 19:00 
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a Japanese Laserdisc is Incomplete without an OBI!
This is my honest opinion.
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PostPosted: 15 May 2017, 20:25 
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What if it never had one? Do you just refuse to own it?
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 Post subject: Re: Would you buy japanese LD's w/o OBI?
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Really depends on the title. If it's a late release or some rare box set then yes if it's a fairly common one then no.
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PostPosted: 18 May 2017, 23:06 
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In my early collecting days, I didn't realize the significance of an OBI and tossed them all. It was "covering up the art" on the jacket. From that perspective, I hate them. Even now, when I get a BD or DVD, if there is a sticker on the jacket, off it comes and into the trash - I mean what is the significance of a sticker that says "Includes Digital Download Code!"

With that said, I now keep all of my OBI's and have gone out of my way to repair ones that have been damaged in transit (Star Trek box sets), because they are specific to the title (unlike the HDR stickers on Sony 4k BDs).However I do not go out of my way to collect every variant of every OBI that was done - Some of the Star Wars titles with the same catalog number have been issued with multiple OBIs. If I find a copy of something I already own where I've tossed (or don't have) an OBI, and it's in fairly good condition and doesn't cost a zillion bucks, I'll pick up an extra disc.
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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2018, 05:56 
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I usually buy Japanese releases (mostly CDs) without OBI, because what I want are usually rare items and they are hard to find in any condition. OBI is nice to have, but not essential. Though if I can pay slightly more and get release with OBI as opposed to one without, then I'll do so.
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 Post subject: Re: Would you buy japanese LD's w/o OBI?
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2018, 06:51 
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blam1 wrote:
In my early collecting days, I didn't realize the significance of an OBI and tossed them all. It was "covering up the art" on the jacket. From that perspective, I hate them. Even now, when I get a BD or DVD, if there is a sticker on the jacket, off it comes and into the trash - I mean what is the significance of a sticker that says "Includes Digital Download Code!"


I keep all my obis in a bag in my closet to keep the entire covers visible. I only keep the obis for resale value if I decide to give up a disc. I did try reading a few obis when I first got LDs but there is nothing interesting on them. Pointless to me.
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