There are many movies that I like very much but that don't seem likely to show up on DVD ever. I am thinking of movies such as The Gumball Rally which is available only on EP VHS, or the lovely The Yellow Rolls Royce, which is not available on VHS or on DVD. but it IS possible to buy used, top condition Laserdiscs of these movies and others like them. So I want to get a laser disc player and start collecting used discs before they too become impossible to find. However, I don't feel very comfortable spending the sort of money that manufacturers of players want. The Pioneer DVL-919 is listed at $1275, for example. I am wondering two things: 1. does this seem like a good idea, or do you expect that with the passage of time, eventually even the most obscure movies will become available on DVD, even the ones that are completely out print now, even on VHS? 2.Is it a good idea to buy a used player? can anyone recommend any players that I should be looking for, new or used?