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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 07:37 

Wega is what Sony called their CRTs after the Trinitron name got old.

The size and weight can be a pain for people used to such conviniently thin and light stuff like what is the norm today, but it's soooo nice to just not have to think about scaling or stretching or any of that stuff.

Downstairs I have an old JVC pro monitor for arcade games. I see people talk endlessly on other forms about NTSC encoders, sync issues, VGA up scalers, trying to get fake scanlines to look right, expensive line doubles like the XRGB series, etc. Meanwhile I just plug my boards straight into this thing and its %100 analog 240p RGB purity. Zero artifacting or dot crawl, all the old school interlace based special effects work perfectly and there is zero delay.

The new stuff is great for Bluray, PS3, Apple TV, etc, but sometimes the easiest way to do stuff is just to match the era of the source and display. It's amazing how much crap you can skip dealing with this way, and with quality CRTs being literally FREE these days the the only reason to not stock up on the things is if you have space issues.
I understand what you're saying, it makes sense and obviously since CRT was the attached technology at the time to Laserdiscs (with the exceptions of possibly MUSE Hi-Vision and proper 16x9 anamorphic enhanced Laserdiscs), but I actuelly don't have the storage space unless I ditch my bedroom LCD which I don't plan on doing in favor of a replacement CRT for reasons I outlined previously. I do actuelly have a bulky CRT that still works but it has shifty colour issues so that's out of the question.

Anyway, I am actuelly quite content with the overall results I am getting with LD on my LCD anyway, so its not exactly a buzz killer as I will continue to buy and watch Laserdiscs for as long as my player keeps working.. I can live with a little bit of image stretching to fill the screen because thankfully and truefully it actuelly hasn't bothered me, well not yet anyway.. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner 2049
Posted: 05 Nov 2017, 05:33 

I heard this movie is a bore fest, watched Battle: Los Angeles yesterday, now THATs a modern sci fi movie done right!
The orignal Blade Runner was criticized for being a bore fest too, if you only go by what you hear (from a vast minority no less) than its your loss.

Also the best cut of Blade Runner 1982 by FAR is the Final Cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Blade Runner 2049
Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 10:12 

I haven't even seen it and I already agree with you Confederate. I will avoid Blade Runner 2049 at all costs and never watch.
Take off your nostalgic LD glasses and embrace new things, sometimes they turn into gems like Blade Runner 2049 which mind you is full of practical FX miniatures exactly like the orignal. Just look at this beautiful crafted work.
Speaking of which have you even seen the Final Cut? Best cut of Blade Runner easily and its not on LD, so once again you are missing out.

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Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 01:22 

Ransom (1996) on LD includes a extended cut up to 20 minutes longer than what is seen on DVD or Blu-Ray. Most people say it helps flesh out the film too.
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