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 Post subject: Hi everybody - Old Collector - New to the Site
PostPosted: 19 Apr 2023, 22:39 
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Hi all,

Grampus here and I'm an old LD and CED collector. I currently have 2000+ LD's and about 110 CED's in my collection. I have several LD players (around 8 or 10) and 2 nicely working CED players.

I started collecting in 2002 and it literally became an addiction. I had over 3000 LD's at one time but sold 800 - 1000 on Ebay over the last 5 or 6 years, trying to make some space here at home.

I recently back up a CED movie (The Gospel According to St. Luke) to DVD with an LG LRY-517 DVD recorder and then converted to MP4 on my PC, just to see if I could do it and it worked like a champ.

I have also backed up to DVD many of the more uncommon LD's I had via PC capture cards over the years, like (The Keep, Final Approach, all of the Looney Tunes box sets and singles and many more).

I don't collect anymore as I'm retired and have found other interests. I occasionally get a movie out to play but not often these days. When people come over, they think I have a huge LP record collection and then they do a double take when I tell them they are movies not records. I have turned quite a few people into Laserdisc collectors this way :angel:

Here's a few pics.

Edit: I found more Laserdiscs in a cabinet that I forgot about so added more pics. Also added pics of my LD players, CED players and CED Videodiscs.

My LD players are Pioneer CLD-1010, CLD-M90, DVL-700, CLD-79 Elite, CLD-V303T, 2x CLD-V2800, 2x Philips CDV400, Marantz LV-510U and A Proscan PSLD40.

My CED Videodisc players are an RCA SJT-400 and an RCA SJT-300.

Also pictured is an old school Pro Audio sound system with Denon mixing board, 4 Crown amplifiers (CE1000 & CE2000), 2x 18" Cerwin Vega Afterburner Folded Horn subs (AB-36) topped with 2x Cerwin Vega V152 Full Range speakers that I use for home theater. It really packs a punch and brings the theater to you. Running it all in bridged mono mode into 8 ohms = approx. 1800 watts RMS.

I don't use it much anymore but it's easy to hook up an LD player or any other device with stereo output to the mixing board.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi everybody - Old Collector - New to the Site
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2023, 05:42 
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Nice collection! My eyeballs are yet to witness CED, great to see you finally sign up!
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 Post subject: Re: Hi everybody - Old Collector - New to the Site
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2023, 07:10 
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Quite a lot of LDs!

What's your sorting strategy? Alphabetical? Genre? Year?

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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2023, 09:37 
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Nice collection! My eyeballs are yet to witness CED, great to see you finally sign up!


Thanks! CED is fun and easy to mess with and I've found a reliable supplier for belts but stylus's are hard to find and expensive when you do. I know that CED Magic used to repair stylus's but not sure if they still do. I have one spare that will work for either of my players and I have my whole CED collection listed for sale on a couple of Facebook groups. I just don't do anything with it anymore so it needs a new home.


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Quite a lot of LDs!

What's your sorting strategy? Alphabetical? Genre? Year?

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Thank you! I have about half sorted by genre and need to sort the rest. I have them separated into categories like Star Trek, Cartoon, Music, Educational (for the industrial players with bar code reader), Bible related movies, documentaries, etc.

Movies I have separated a little different with just a couple categories right now 1960's and earlier and 1970's and later. I try to keep box sets together to an extent also depending on the category it fits into. I put the 10 Commandments set with Bible movies instead of with the other box sets.

It still needs a lot of organization though.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi everybody - Old Collector - New to the Site
PostPosted: 20 Apr 2023, 15:55 
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Thanks for intro and pics !
Another LD curator !
Please feel welcome here !

Have a wonderful exploration and discovery of LDDB and the FORUM !

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PostPosted: 20 Apr 2023, 23:18 
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Thanks for intro and pics !
Another LD curator !
Please feel welcome here !

Have a wonderful exploration and discovery of LDDB and the FORUM !


Thanks a bunch! I've been checking the site out....lots to discover here!
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