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 Post subject: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 25 Jun 2016, 21:19 
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Options:

- .....when my current LD player stop working......

- ......when my current LD player stop working cause
im not going to buy another third hand one in
the crappy eBay.....

- ......Dunno how to/want to repair that old player...

- ......i need space in home....and digital copies on
a micro sd makes me boner ......

- ......i sell some LDs and i get money for a brand new
shiny reference level Bluray player.....

- .......I quit LD.....DVD has the best,most complete and
even actual catalog and they look great on Crt
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 25 Jun 2016, 22:48 
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Probably when I run out of money and have to move to a super small sized apartment and don't have space for all the useless obsolete crap anymore.
That will be a very sad day, for sure.
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PostPosted: 25 Jun 2016, 23:06 
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that day will never come to pass within my household, so long as i can possibly help it...
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 01:18 
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Probably when I run out of money and have to move to a super small sized apartment and don't have space for all the useless obsolete crap anymore.
That will be a very sad day, for sure.


that time will come.... really mint players and very hard to find móvies on LD are yet at ridiculous high prices....

my VHS and LD players from 1995 have begun to show
some little problems!

sad cause small Oled trimaster could more or less
substitute the Crt but analog vídeo players.......
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 02:49 
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Never. I've been doing it for decades, no reason to stop. I have seven perfectly functional players and they are still on Craigslist all the time. Also, I won't live forever. Can I keep it going for another 40 years or so? We'll see, I guess.
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 02:57 
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Good evening / Morning to you all,

I shall not be parting with my Laserdisc's or Hardware.

I am currently expecting 8 x Japanese Laserdisc's with another 25+ approx to follow before Jan 2017.
Seller moved from Japan to Australia, and because he cares about my pocket, and knows how much hard work it has taken for myself to pay for this order........9 1/2 years now.

Gave at his request my address details around 10 minutes before typing this message to your good selves here.

Mr Santini has been very busy with his move, and has informed myself that he had personally boxed & loaded all 350 crates, has taken great care because he knows how best to preserve Laserdisc's and Hardware.

It has been a very long journey for this Gentleman.

At this time I am his only customer, that he is dealing with and only because of the respect between us both over a good number of years.

suffice to mention that: I would not go to such lengths if I wasn't going to keep my hardware and software collection.

There is much to discuss here, I have enjoyed reading others posts, and completely understand the problems that all of us LD collectors / enthusiast face with the diminishing number of parts and service engineers to support us all.

I do know that I am not alone when I mention that a good number of members here shall undertake our own minor repairs, as and when the need arises.

If we could all help each other in some way, then this will help us to continue to enjoy are hardware for many years to come.

(PLEASE IF ANYONE HAS A SELECTION OF TOOLS TO REMOVE TOP, SIDE AND INTERNALS THEN THIS WILL PLAY A KEY PART ALONG THE PATH OF SELF SERVICING)

Thank you for reading, for sharing your concerns and hopefully we shall become closer in order to assist in any way we can, or able. and this takes into consideration the busy lives that we all lead....... it' not easy....... patience, understanding & endurance go hand in hand.

Kindest Regards to all members

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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 15:23 
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I'll probably have a player or two and a number of more unique discs for a while yet. I'm definitely thinking about downsizing though. Do I really need six players? No, of course not, let's sell some of these. Do I need hundreds of common titles that have much better Blu ray presentations? No, so let's pare back the collection.

I still love the technology and I have the means to do basic repairs so there will always be a place for Laserdisc in my home, just not to the scale it once was.
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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 16:28 
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Not completely but a large chunk.
I think i've gone from 400 to 300 and still need to hack away at the collection.

Going to keep most of the titles i will watch again but it will be trading apples for oranges.
If i sell off LDs and pickup Bluray copies i'm still out money which i don't have to spend right now.

So i'm figuring out what films i REALLY want to keep and which i could care less about and sell them off and won't even bother to upgrade as i can
download for free or rent.

Lets not forget, back in the day the only way to watch some of these films without commercials, Uncut, Letterboxed and more was on LD.
Now its the norm and we are still holding onto the past when life is so short and we need to move forward........
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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 17:11 
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ertoili wrote:
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ertoili wrote:
- .....when my current LD player stop working......

But I have a few, and a quick visit to any auction site tells you there's plenty more out there. Beside it's easier to get another player than sell and ship all the discs!

ertoili wrote:
- ......when my current LD player stop working cause i'm not going to buy another third hand one in the crappy eBay.....

Agreed but ebay, ain't the only option!

ertoili wrote:
- ......Dunno how to/want to repair that old player...

I like to learn, and the satisfaction of taking that and then applying it to fix something can be very rewarding.

ertoili wrote:
- ......i need space in home....and digital copies on a micro sd makes me boner ......

OK so if you're invoking boners then it doesn't matter what the micros say - size really does matter and it's hard to beat 12 inches!!

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- ......i sell some LDs and i get money for a brand new shiny reference level Bluray player.....

But how many copies of U-571 do you have laying around? Besides there's what, 10%, maybe 20% if you're lucky difference between the $200 and $2000 blu-ray player? In the more analogue world engineering and build quality paid more dividends, diminishing returns set in later, and spending the extra bucks usually got you more than it does now.

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- .......I quit LD.....DVD has the best,most complete and even actual catalog and they look great on Crt

Well if you consider up to present day then yes, there's another 15-16 years worth of titles, but if you restrict that to the point LD's stopped production, then maybe not so.


So you might guess no plans for me to abandon LD anytime soon.

My first introduction was in the early 90's in my late teens. Accustomed to the PQ of VHS, LD was a revelation, and then it offered the first pathway to dolby digital and DTS. But LD's were hard to get and expensive here in Perth. So when DVD arrived I was an early adopter and dropped LD real quick. So many customers I demo'ed LD to would say "when they can fit a movie on a CD then I'll buy it", so it wasn't at all surprising to me how quickly DVD dominated the market.

But just in the last couple of years I "rediscovered" LD. Dragged the old Marantz player and discs out of the cupboard they sat in for years and after a bit of a learning curve about LD on digital displays and some upgrades I was hooked again. Sure; I'm happy to admit nostalgia plays it's part. One of my favorite by-lines from the top of the web-page is "Buying today what we couldn't afford 20 years ago", so true for me - hard to buy LD's and a good player on a junior shop assistant wage back then! And a Muse set-up probably cost the equivalent of a car back then, it's still not cheap but nothing like that now!

While it can't really compete with blu-ray, and with DVD it's debatable I'm still impressed by just how watchable what is 70's video technology can still be today. I don't think there's anything wrong with holding on to the past - so long as you appreciate your reasons for doing so and it's not just some kind of blind stubbornness to new possibilities.

So quite the opposite to exiting, after so many years where I'd consigned LD to the dustbin, my collection is now in a building phase!
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 00:17 
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Don't think I ever will unless some pretty extreme circumstances dictate otherwise.

I really would miss these big shiny discs.




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PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 02:24 
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When I am worm food ........... Fantastic!
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PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 11:13 
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When I am worm food .......


Yeh love that also :thumbup:

What happens to them after that though.....?!?


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PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 12:58 
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there are brand new vinyl disc players

there will be no brand new LD disc players

so our beloved ritual "touch the cover/enjoy the artwork/open the player/play the disc...will die!

in fact there isnt any mágic at bluray playing....i will watch and watch all my Lasers till the player ends and move DVD-CRT all the way.....
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PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 16:14 
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ertoili wrote:
in fact there isnt any mágic at bluray playing....


well, there IS a small handful of fairly sexily-wrought BRD players out there, -mostly PIONEER models, actually-
that, while not quite so grandly-realized as the finest LDPs and even the finer VHS VCRs,
are pretty damned respectably-crafted for a 21st century piece of Home Video hardware, and quite pleasant to own and utilize even so;

BDP-05FD

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PostPosted: 27 Jun 2016, 17:57 
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Probably after I get married and my then wife says "either the Laserdiscs go, or I go."

It will be a tough choice :lol:
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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2016, 01:12 
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I think there is magic in Bluray, it's just all on the screen. The physicality of the BR experience is minimal and that's a huge turnoff for us LD types.

I have a few BDs that completely exceed the clarity of LD by such a massive margin than they are truely "magic", or at least feel that way. This usually only happens with massive film works where there is a lot of detail to bring out. Bladerunner, Lawrence of Arabia, pre-CAPS Disney cartoons, etc. Modern stuff is often way too vibrant and digital and lots of really good movies are too stuff for BR to bring much out of them.
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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2016, 04:16 
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firehorse_44 wrote:
When I am worm food .......


Yeh love that also :thumbup:

What happens to them after that though.....?!?


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Hopefully my son will carry the torch ......
He has not signed on yet, though the format has a special place in his heart ...
He KNOWS which ones to dumpster and which ones to "find homes for" ........... lmao ......

If he does not take over my collection I have threatened to come back and haunt him three times :o :shock: :o
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 Post subject: Re: When will you Brexit from your Laserdisc hobby?
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2016, 11:22 
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simple answer, never!
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simple answer, never!


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