It is currently 23 Sep 2019, 13:58




 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 15:58 
Third post and above
Third post and above
User avatar

Joined: 08 Mar 2018, 10:10
Posts: 3
Location: Germany
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
Hi everybody!

I've started collecting LDs about 4 months ago, mainly because of the sound. My main focus are music LDs with analog tracks, but also I'm planning to collect some of the banned german movie issues. I've bought a Pioneer CLD-D925 in a very good condition, it's hooked to a 4K LG TV via composite connection (no upscaler in-between, LG does quite a good job). By now I already have about 70 discs with about 40 more on the wish list :) It looks and sounds great together with my vinyl collection!

I've read a lot of discussions regarding upscalers, but have decided to go with built-in TV's capabilities for now. If somebody can recommend optimal settings for an OLED 4K LG, I would appreciate it!

Cheers from Berlin!!!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 17:18 
Advanced fan
Advanced fan
User avatar

Joined: 13 Sep 2012, 23:14
Posts: 656
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 28 times
Hi,

enjoy the LD format & good luck in your disc hunt.

The CLD-D925 is a great player - of course there are "better" players but the 925 does everything well & has been my main player for a number of years now.

Cheers.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 19 May 2018, 17:44 
Advanced fan
Advanced fan
User avatar

Joined: 16 Jun 2015, 15:40
Posts: 694
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 34 times
Hi and Welcome.

On the 925 I think it's worth trying the s-video output (if your TV has an s-video input). LD might be a natively composite format but most later model players separate Y/C early on in the processing chain and then the composite output is a recombination of that. For me the s-video out of the 925 gives the better result.

Perhaps this comment from an old review gives a clue as to why "One curious aspect is the rather tortuous route the video processing goes through to get to both the composite and the S-Video outputs (all discs come in composite video flavour). The composite signal retrieved from disc enters the digital domain, goes through the frame-store stage, gets filtered into RGB, and is then converted into separate luma and chroma for the S-Video output. The composite video output is simply the separated chroma and luma of the S-Video output combined." (http://www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk/laserdisc_archive/pioneer/pioneer_cld-d925/cld-d925.htm)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 20 May 2018, 11:12 
Third post and above
Third post and above
User avatar

Joined: 08 Mar 2018, 10:10
Posts: 3
Location: Germany
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
audioboyz1973 wrote:
On the 925 I think it's worth trying the s-video output (if your TV has an s-video input). LD might be a natively composite format but most later model players separate Y/C early on in the processing chain and then the composite output is a recombination of that. For me the s-video out of the 925 gives the better result.


My TV doesn't have the S-Video input, so this is not an option to try out :(

But thanks for the suggestion!
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 20 May 2018, 15:01 
Advanced fan
Advanced fan
User avatar

Joined: 01 Feb 2018, 02:41
Posts: 975
Location: Finland
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 48 times
droman42 wrote:
My TV doesn't have the S-Video input, so this is not an option to try out :(

What about SCART? You can easily get a SCART adapter with an S-video connector.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 21 May 2018, 08:40 
Third post and above
Third post and above
User avatar

Joined: 08 Mar 2018, 10:10
Posts: 3
Location: Germany
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time
takeshi666 wrote:
droman42 wrote:
My TV doesn't have the S-Video input, so this is not an option to try out :(

What about SCART? You can easily get a SCART adapter with an S-video connector.

No SCART either.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Cheers from Berlin
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 19:59 
Advanced fan
Advanced fan
User avatar

Joined: 23 Jun 2013, 02:37
Posts: 548
Location: Germany
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Hallo droman42,

Grüße aus dem Wedding !!! Viel Spaß auf der Seite. Ich liebe Musik und Vinyl :-)
_________________
Pioneer HLD-X0 with Sony MSC-3000 MUSE decoder.

Pioneer CLD-D925 for PAL discs.
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: