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Laser disc - did you sell them or keep them?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Thomas T, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Tony Kwong

    Tony Kwong Well-Known Member

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    Darn you Mattias! I'm stuck with ONE Pioneer HLD-X9 and ONE Pioneer HLD-X0 and one Panasonic LXHD20![​IMG]
     
  2. Matt Stone

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    Holy crap, Man! How much did you spend on those babies.

    It's times like these that I wish I had more money [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Well-Known Member

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    I have just a ordinary Panasonic player. I give an arm for one of those High level Babes!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. greg_t

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    Tony, it sounds like that X9 is just holding you back, you should really just sell it to me [​IMG]
     
  5. Harry-N

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    My wife and I still have all of the LaserDiscs we ever bought. It seems that the demand for them is too low for us to part with them, and some are unique in their presentations, extras, etc.

    Here's a semi-outdated list of our collection. It seems that my heart went out of keeping the list up-to-date as DVDs became a higher priority:

    Abyss, The
    Accidental Tourist, The
    Air Force One
    Airport
    Aladdin
    Alice In Wonderland
    Alien
    Always
    Amadeus
    Amazing Stories-Book 1
    Amazing Stories-Book 5
    American Graffiti
    American Werewolf In London, An
    Andromeda Strain, The
    Apollo 13
    Aristocats, The
    Babe
    Babes In Toyland
    Baby Boom
    Back To The Future
    Back To The Future II
    Back To The Future III
    Backdraft
    Bambi
    Barry Lyndon
    Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown/You're In Love
    Beauty & The Beast
    Beauty & The Beast: Work In Progress
    Becket
    Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
    Ben-Hur
    Betsy's Wedding
    Birds, The
    Blade Runner
    Blow Out
    Body Double
    Body Heat
    Boys From Brazil, The
    Brainstorm
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993)
    Braveheart
    Caddyshack
    Cape Fear (1991)
    Capricorn One
    Cardinal, The
    Carrie
    Cartoon Classics:Goofy Special Edition
    Cartoon Classics:Mickey & Minnie/Chip'N'Dale
    Casablanca
    Casper
    Caveman
    Charlie Brown Christmas, A / You're Greatest
    Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A / Not Elected
    China Syndrome, The
    Christmas Carol, A (1938)
    Christmas Carol, A (1984)
    Christmas Carol, A (Scrooge) (1951)
    Christmas Classics
    Christmas Classics: Frosty, Rudolph, etc
    Christmas Story, A
    Cinderella
    Circle Of Friends
    Citizen Kane
    Clash Of The Titans
    Clear And Present Danger
    Clockwork Orange, A
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Cocktail
    Cocoon
    Cocoon: The Return
    Color Purple, The
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    Coma
    Complete Beatles, The
    Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
    Contact
    Continental Divide
    Conversation, The
    Dances With Wolves
    Darby O'Gill & The Little People
    Dark Shadows/Behind Scenes/Music/Scariest
    David And Lisa
    Day Of The Dolphin
    Day The Earth Stood Still, The
    Dirty Dancing
    Disclosure
    Doc Hollywood
    Doctor, The
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Doors, The
    Dracula (1979)
    Dreamscape
    Dressed To Kill
    Dr. No
    Dr. Strangelove
    Duel
    D.O.A.
    Earthquake
    Easter Parade
    Empire Of The Sun
    Empire Strikes Back, The
    Enemy Mine
    ET: The Extraterrestrial
    Evita
    Excalibur
    Eye Of The Needle
    Fail Safe
    Fantasia
    Fantastic Voyage
    Far And Away
    Fargo
    Fiddler On The Roof
    Field Of Dreams
    First Knight
    Flashdance
    Flight Of The Navigator
    Fog, The
    Forbidden Planet
    Forrest Gump
    Frantic
    From Russia With Love
    Fugitive, The
    Fugitive, The "The Judgment"
    Fun And Fancy Free
    Fury, The
    Futureworld
    Gathering, The
    Ghost
    Ghost Story
    Ghostbusters
    Gigi
    Goldfinger
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Good Will Hunting
    Graduate, The
    Grease
    Groundhog Day
    Halloween
    Hanover Street
    Hard Day's Night, A
    Hawaii
    Heathers
    Hindenburg, The
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
    Honey, I Blew Up The Kid
    Hook
    House Of Dark Shadows
    Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The
    Hunt For Red October, The
    Ice Station Zebra
    Immortal Beloved
    Independence Day
    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom
    Innerspace
    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1955)
    Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
    It's A Wonderful Life
    It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    Jaws
    Jaws 2
    Joel, Billy/Shades Of Grey
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth
    Jungle Book
    Junior
    Jurassic Park
    King And I, The
    Klute
    Last Starfighter, The
    Lion King, The
    Little Man Tate
    Little Princess, The
    Living Daylights, The
    Logan's Run
    Lolita
    Lost Horizon (Musical)
    Lost World Jurassic Park, The
    Love Story
    Man Who Knew Too Much, The
    Manhattan Project, The
    Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh, The
    Marnie
    Marooned
    Mary Poppins
    Medicine Man
    Mercy Mission
    Mermaids
    Meteor
    Michael
    Mickey Mouse: The Black & White Years
    Mickey's Christmas Carol
    Midnight Express
    Miracle On 34th Street (BW)
    Miracle On 34th Street (CZ)
    Mission: Impossible
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
    Moody Blues: A Night At Red Rocks
    Mosquito Coast, The
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    Music Man, The
    My Stepmother Is An Alien
    M*A*S*H
    Nell
    Net, The
    Never Say Never Again
    Night Of Dark Shadows
    Nineteen Forty-One (1941)(Signature Collection)
    North By Northwest
    Officer And A Gentleman, An
    Omega Man, The
    Omen, The
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Outland
    Parent Trap, The
    Patriot Games
    Peggy Sue Got Married
    Peter Pan
    Phenomenon
    Philadelphia Experiment, The
    Pinocchio
    Planet Of The Apes, The
    Pocahontas
    Pollyanna
    Poltergeist
    Poseidon Adventure, The
    Prelude To A Kiss
    Presumed Innocent
    Pretty Woman
    Prince And The Pauper (Anim)
    Princess Bride, The
    Prisoner, The 01/02
    Psycho
    Quiet Man, The
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Rain Man
    Real Genius
    Rear Window
    Regarding Henry
    Remains Of The Day
    Return Of The Jedi, The
    Right Stuff, The
    Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
    Robinson Crusoe On Mars
    Rollercoaster
    Romancing The Stone
    Runaway Train
    Sabrina (1995)
    Salem's Lot (Full Length Miniseries)
    Santa Clause, The
    Schindler's List
    Shawshank Redemption, The
    Shining, The
    Silence Of The Lambs
    Silent Partner, The
    Silent Running
    Simon & Garfunkel: Concert In Central Park
    Simon, Paul at The Tower Theatre
    Single White Female
    Sleeping Beauty
    Sleeping With The Enemy
    Sleepless In Seattle
    Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
    Sorcerer
    Sound Of Music, The
    Soylent Green
    SpaceCamp
    Spartacus
    Speed
    Spirit Of Mickey, The
    Star Trek 1: The Motion Picture
    Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan
    Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock
    Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier
    Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier
    Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
    Star Trek 7: Generations
    Star Trek 8: First Contact
    Star Trek TOS: Empath/Elaan Of Troyius
    Star Trek TOS: Enemy Within/Mudds Women
    Star Trek TOS: Man Trap/Charlie X
    Star Trek TOS: Menagerie Part I & II
    Star Trek TOS: Where No Man/The Naked Time
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/02
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 03/04
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 05/06
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 07/08
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 09/10
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 11/12
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 13/14
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 15/16
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 177/178
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 17/18
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 19/20
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 21/22
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 23/24
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 25/26
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 27/28
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 29/30
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 31/32
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 33/34
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 35/36
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 37/38
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 39/40
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 41/42
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 43/44
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 45/46
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 53/54
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 55/56
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 61/62
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 63/64
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 71/72
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 77/78
    Star Trek: The Next Generation 95/96
    Star Wars
    Stargate
    Starman
    Strangers On A Train
    Sugarland Express, The
    Superman
    Superman II
    Switzerland
    Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3, The
    Ten Thousand Maniacs Unplugged
    Terminator 2: The Judgement Day
    Terminator, The
    Three Caballeros
    Time After Time
    Time Machine, The
    Top Gun
    Total Recall
    Towering Inferno, The
    Toy Story
    True Lies
    Twelve Monkeys
    Twilight Zone: The Movie
    Twister
    Two Of A Kind
    Two-Thousand-One: A Space Odyssey
    Two-Thousand-Ten
    Urban Cowboy
    Vertigo
    Von Ryan's Express
    Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
    Walt Disney Christmas, A
    War Games
    War Of The Worlds
    Westworld
    While You Were Sleeping
    White Christmas
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Windham Hill Autumn Portrait
    Witches Of Eastwick, The
    Witness
    Wizard Of Oz, The
    Wrong Man, The
    Xanadu
    Yankee Doodle Dandy

    We've re-purchased many titles as DVDs - and some we'll probably never make the switch to, just because the movie fell out of favor.
     
  6. Mattias_ka

    Mattias_ka Well-Known Member

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    Tony Kwong [​IMG] :p)


    Matt Stone, Well, I got my both HLD-X9 new from Hong Kong 2001 and 2002. They cost me 2600$ and that included the shipping to Sweden (maybe a cost of 200$).
    The HLD-X0 I got 1,5-2 month ago, that also from Hong Kong. But this was in very good used condition. I paid 2600$ for it and that also incl shipping (I would guess 400$ for this BEAST!).
    Just so you don't think 'm fooling you:
    [​IMG]

    And my HLD-X0 with my RP82:
    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the OT! [​IMG]
     
  7. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Well-Known Member

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    Wow.

    Just...wow.

    Not too bad on the prices...but they're still, oh, about $2600 more than I have [​IMG]

    I guess I'll just have to stick with my 704.
     
  8. greg_t

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    Mattias, that second X9 looks like a burden to you, you could have two X0's. You should sell me one of those X9's and get another X0 [​IMG]
     
  9. Tony Kwong

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    Mattias,

    I got my X0 for very cheap, It was free I found it last winter, but I did have to pay $400 to have someone fix it.

    No wonder you think your DVD look bad, LD players are blocking the Blue Barco CRT!

    BTW your LD collection stinks! It's sitting right by the running shoes![​IMG]
     
  10. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Well-Known Member

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    Damn! I wished I hadn't gone cheap when I got my LD-S9 a couple years ago. Back then I could have gotten an X9 new for $2500, ~$1500 used, and an H0 for a pretty reasonable price (compared to now).
     
  11. Mattias_ka

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    Matt Stone, Well, the 704 is a good player. But if you win on the lottery.. [​IMG]


    greg_t, E-mail me, my contact in Hong Kong can sometime have a used X9 for 1500$ (S/H incl).


    Tony Kwong, for FREE!!?? That is really great.
    hehe, well, most of my DVD's looks really good but many do have bad compression/artifacts. I mostly see old/horror/b-movies/art/etc movies and not the "top mastering" few (LOTR, TFE, etc).


    alan halvorson, Yes, to bad that you didn't. I had a LD-S9 but sent it back. On the few superb LD's the S9 not soo much after the X9. But on the other 95% of my LD's, the red laser in X9 (and other stuff) cleaned up the picture much better.
     
  12. Tony Kwong

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    ...Like I said on previous "Japanese LD player" threads, I really didnt like the S9, I sold it for the X9 and so far it has been great. I like my old Kenwood Pioneer clone better.

    You might want to becareful on used X9's as the more used they are the weaker the laser. I had that exact same problem with a used X9, transport was not as good with reading bad condition LD's. I decided to get a new one at the time, one of the last few batches made.

    Staying on topic, I find that a lot of poorly treated titles that were released on LD look better than that same title poorly released on DVD!
     
  13. greg_t

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    I'm considering getting a used X9 from Nicolas. I like the service that he provides. He will take the player to Pioneer Japan and has the laser pickup (includes the tracking motor), spindle motor, and belts replaced for a fee. I think for a used X9 it is a very good idea to have done.
     
  14. Julien WILK

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    I'll probably do it when I'll finally leave Japan (again!) to my X9 for safety. Seems like Pioneer is keeping service and spare part for 10 years after discontinuing LD manufacturing.

    They stopped in 2002, that means support in Japan until 2012. I think they still have to support a wide market of LD players for Karaoke Bars.

    Another good reason to stick to Pioneer.

    I keep my CLD-D925 for PAL replay, the NTSC replay is really bad. I got a CLD-R5 that I sold for a LD-S9 that I keep as a backup and for LD-G capability. The HLD-X9 is the main player and I use it almost everyday (including this morning to check a Sheila E/Romance 1600 and a Genesis/Three Sides Live I just received).

    Regards,
    Julien
     

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