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Laser disc - did you sell them or keep them?


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#121 of 134 OFFLINE   Tony Kwong

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Posted May 10 2004 - 06:59 AM

Darn you Mattias! I'm stuck with ONE Pioneer HLD-X9 and ONE Pioneer HLD-X0 and one Panasonic LXHD20!Posted Image
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#122 of 134 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted May 10 2004 - 07:22 AM



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

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#123 of 134 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 10 2004 - 10:10 AM

I have just a ordinary Panasonic player. I give an arm for one of those High level Babes!!!!!!!!! Posted Image Posted Image

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#124 of 134 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted May 10 2004 - 11:12 AM

Tony, it sounds like that X9 is just holding you back, you should really just sell it to me Posted Image

#125 of 134 OFFLINE   Harry-N

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Posted May 10 2004 - 12:07 PM

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 Here's a semi-outdated list of our collection.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 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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.
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#126 of 134 OFFLINE   Mattias_ka

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Posted May 11 2004 - 12:04 AM

Tony Kwong Posted Image :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:
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And my HLD-X0 with my RP82:
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#127 of 134 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted May 11 2004 - 12:09 AM

Wow.

Just...wow.

Not too bad on the prices...but they're still, oh, about $2600 more than I have Posted Image

I guess I'll just have to stick with my 704.
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#128 of 134 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted May 11 2004 - 05:10 AM

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 Posted Image

#129 of 134 OFFLINE   Tony Kwong

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Posted May 11 2004 - 10:49 AM

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!Posted Image
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#130 of 134 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted May 11 2004 - 09:17 PM

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).
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#131 of 134 OFFLINE   Mattias_ka

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Posted May 12 2004 - 12:17 AM

Matt Stone, Well, the 704 is a good player. But if you win on the lottery.. Posted Image


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.

#132 of 134 OFFLINE   Tony Kwong

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Posted May 12 2004 - 09:54 AM

...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!
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#133 of 134 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted May 12 2004 - 11:11 AM

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.

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Posted May 13 2004 - 08:27 PM

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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