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 Post subject: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 24 Oct 2018, 14:16 
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I am not exactly new to LDDB, having started an account c. 12 years ago when I was given a Pioneer CLD 1070 player. I've built a collection nearing 300 laserdiscs, the 1070 is still going strong, and I just reactivated my account to participate in the forum!

Last disc watched: ABBA in Concert. Released right after their 1979 tour, still offered good sound and picture (there was a bit of snow/rot over the last minute/end credits but no biggie). The glam rock costumes are a bit hard to take, but their music is still timeless!

Last discs bought: Actually found a used LD shelf at a local Half Price Books, walked away with Ghost (widescreen), Urban Cowboy (widescreen), and Harry Connick Jr.-Singin' & Swingin'.

Of course, I have a large collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays (and am in the process of upgrading to 4K capability). Hard to define why I like the big, shiny platters. When the player starts to spin, it provides a visceral sensation - like an engine taking off, or a time machine. Yes, I'm watching a still functional ABBA concert recording - made when ABBA was still an active group! How cool is that?! 8-)

And of course, the format was way ahead of its time - surround sound, commentaries, special features, chapter skips - we owe it all to these 'dead' discs.
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 Post subject: Re: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 24 Oct 2018, 17:53 
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I wish I had a Half Price Books around here. I go to the ones in Ohio whenever I’m there.

Abba is technically active again, btw. They have some touring hologram thing they want to do or something.
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 Post subject: Re: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 04:04 
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Welcome!

The prices at the HPBs here are a little on the higher side where I am, but I do appreciate being able to walk into a store and browse LDs. I'm glad they still carry them!
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 Post subject: Re: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 09:16 
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ABBA is the worst, it's everything bad about Europe in band form. And Europe is all bad, except for England.
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 Post subject: Re: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 11:51 
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forper wrote:
And Europe is all bad, except for England.

England is not even the best part of the British Isles. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Born again LD fan (?)
PostPosted: 27 Oct 2018, 12:51 
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Well that settles it. . . my next LD purchase will be 'Bagpipes Live'. . . :eh:
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