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What brand is your main LD Player?
 Hitachi  0%  0%  [ 1 ]
 Kenwood  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
 McIntosh  2%  2%  [ 8 ]
 Marantz  2%  2%  [ 8 ]
 Mitsubishi  0%  0%  [ 1 ]
 NEC  0%  0%  [ 1 ]
 Panasonic  8%  8%  [ 37 ]
 Philips  1%  1%  [ 4 ]
 Pioneer  83%  83%  [ 410 ]
 Samsung  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
 Sony  3%  3%  [ 15 ]
 Technics  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
 Theta  0%  0%  [ 1 ]
 Toshiba  0%  0%  [ 2 ]
 Yamaha  1%  1%  [ 5 ]
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 Post subject: Re: What brand is your main LD Player?
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2020, 05:40 
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I have a Quasar LD 9090. 30 years old.
Still plays my LaserDisc just fine.
When I first saw it. It was $999.
30 years ago. That was on the steep side.
Every month we would go in a make a payment.
On something, we were paying off.
And I would stop and look at it.
Then it went to $800.
Than $700 Then $500. Then $300.
We go in one month. And it was $99 bucks.
I said. That is it. I get it. They told me. It has about 2 Hrs of use on it. I said OK.
Still have it. It still works great!
And yes! I still by LaserDisc. When I find what I'm looking for.
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PostPosted: 01 Mar 2020, 21:46 
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kone4 wrote:
We go in one month. And it was $99 bucks.
I said. That is it. I get it. They told me. It has about 2 Hrs of use on it. I said OK.

Thats a deal.

The Quasar LD-9090 is a Panasonic LX-200 clone.
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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2020, 01:31 
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kone4 wrote:
We go in one month. And it was $99 bucks.
I said. That is it. I get it. They told me. It has about 2 Hrs of use on it. I said OK.

Thats a deal.

The Quasar LD-9090 is a Panasonic LX-200 clone.


I recall selling the LX-200 back then but don’t recall it ever being a $1000 machine. Maybe at the most I think it retailed for no more than about $600. The LX-1000 was easily a $1200 to $1300 machine.

In any case, $100 is a great value for a new player like that. Build quality was top notch for that chassis as it weights a ton; very comparable to the Pioneer CLD-2070.
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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2020, 23:12 
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ldfan wrote:
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kone4 wrote:
We go in one month. And it was $99 bucks.
I said. That is it. I get it. They told me. It has about 2 Hrs of use on it. I said OK.

Thats a deal.

The Quasar LD-9090 is a Panasonic LX-200 clone.


I recall selling the LX-200 back then but don’t recall it ever being a $1000 machine. Maybe at the most I think it retailed for no more than about $600. The LX-1000 was easily a $1200 to $1300 machine.

In any case, $100 is a great value for a new player like that. Build quality was top notch for that chassis as it weights a ton; very comparable to the Pioneer CLD-2070.


Yes it is Ton. But a great build. Top-notch.
It still works great.
And glad I got it.
The place I got it was on the high side. On things.
As they would give you their own credit.
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PostPosted: 11 Jun 2020, 07:44 
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I owned Pioneer CLD-2070.
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my first was a 1990 PIONEER CLD-1080, back around 2005;

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second was a 1987 LD-838D, around, -i dunno- 2006-ish?!?

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third, and the one i've stuck by ever since, is the 1988 CLD-3030 found online around 2007/2008;

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PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 07:12 
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I have a Pioneer CLD5000 That I got from eBay. $50.00+ 35 for shipping.
Had it for years on end. Works great. And my Quasar LD 9090. Floor Model.
$100.00 Bucks at McMans. Out of biss now. Got that one about 45 years ago. For real.
And they both still work great. :thumbup:
Old stuff is built to last. :thumbup:
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PostPosted: 23 Jun 2020, 06:31 
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kone4 wrote:
I have a Pioneer CLD5000 That I got from eBay. $50.00+ 35 for shipping.
Had it for years on end. Works great. And my Quasar LD 9090. Floor Model.
$100.00 Bucks at McMans. Out of biss now. Got that one about 45 years ago. For real.
And they both still work great. :thumbup:
Old stuff is built to last. :thumbup:


"old stuff is built to last" made me chuckle.... :)

I have a Pioneer CLD-V2400 that I found in a dumpster behind an abandoned building 4+ years ago (the building had a library in it at one point), works fine, the tray manually opens, but not via the remote (which was taped to it, thankfully).

Aside from that, I had to remove some exterior rust on the base with some vinegar and a hard nylon brush. Works fine with 0 issues. There's a photo of it in my introduction post even.
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 Post subject: Re: What brand is your main LD Player?
PostPosted: 28 Jun 2020, 19:24 
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HI.
Yup! Old stuff is made to last. This stuff we are talking about shows it.
LaserDisc still rule. Ha! ha!.
On my Quasar. The disc would not turn. So the laser could read it.
I took the top off. And find a small white wheel that was stuck.
Put a little baby oil on it. And all is good to go again.;)
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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2020, 20:14 
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kone4 wrote:

Put a little baby oil on it. And all is good to go again.;)


Cool :thumbup: .
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Currently my main LD player is a Pioneer DVL-919. It's better than the previous Sony player I was using.

A friend of mine has had a CLD-D704 for the longest time. Comparing that to my 919. His player has a sharper, more defined image. But I'm happy with mine, especially seeing as the choices are very limited in my neck of the woods.
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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2020, 20:54 
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Is a good idea to buy a Cld-99s from 1987 if you dont know how to repair or service a LD player?
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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2020, 21:03 
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Is a good idea to buy a Cld-99s from 1987 if you dont know how to repair or service a LD player?


I say that is a good question for just about any LD player you buy whether is was made in 1978 or 1998. It's a chance you have to take if you want to be in this hobby. Overall, the CLD-3030 / CLD-99S doesn't appear to have a lot of issues but you have to make sure you try to find one that has been taken care of and hopefully has low hours.
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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2020, 08:25 
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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2020, 09:30 
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Pioneer players, speakers, sound processor and Onkyo (Pioneer) LFE here
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PostPosted: 30 Jul 2020, 18:48 
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Then i pray for my Cld-j990 not to break, the only player i have, no remote but i dont need it, its PQ i think is entry to médium level


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PostPosted: 13 Aug 2020, 01:45 
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TLDR
First player was a V2000, current player is soon to be a Marantz LV520

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I'm currently on my 4th LD player. My first I believe was a Pioneer V2000 (I rembmer the red eject button) that I got for free in 2003 while still in college. It was given to me by one of the sales guys at Georgia Home Theater (which started out as Laserdisc Enterprises) after it was removed from Neal Boortz' home theater during a renovation. Since this was pre-Star-Wars-on-DVD and I already had a decent Home Theater for a college kid, I caught a little bit of the LD bug and quickly replaced it with a D406 that hung around for a couple of years before I lost interest in the format.

Fast forward to a couple of months ago (17 years after my first player purchase, ~15 after I abandoned LD) COVID boredom setting in lead to some general Home Thearer overhaul and renovation. I dug out my Star Wars Special Edition box set from the attic to use as a coffee table decoration and, for some reason, seeing it sitting there on display sparked the LD itch again. I picked up a CLD-3070 (with spotty side-B playback) locally for $40 and have added around 20 discs to my collection as well. This week I've dived in a little further and picked up a Marantz LV520 (CLD-D704 clone) and Rotel RDA-980 demodulator/decoder and hopefully that's as far as it goes in terms of equipment purchases (since my Marantz SR6011 does a pretty decent job of comb/a-d/deinterlace/HDMI-conversion and my Epson 4000 projector handles Zoom for widescreen discs). I'll probably try to sell the 3070 locally since I got a Square Trade warranty for the LV520, but if there aren't any takers I'll just keep it as a backup.


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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2020, 21:28 
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2020 Update:

I have had three players, and they were purchased in this order.
1) Pioneer CLD-D406
2) Panasonic LX-1000U
3) Pioneer CLD-V2600

All three have had problems and fits. The D406 needed a replacement belt and sometimes has issues with discs. The 1000U worked flawlessly for a few movies but quickly started to get darker and then have tracking issues. It doesn't play anything well. The V2600 was new in box, old stock. It worked great for about 10-20 hours, but it started having playback issues also.

As such, today my main player is the D406. It's the only one I have that has a reasonable chance of playing back an entire disc.
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