I just purchase a new LD Player (Pioneer CLD-5000, I think). I was at a community sale that gets rid of items from the government facilities. The LD player was only $10 and I've always wanted one out of curiosity. They actually had about 10 LD players there, but mine was the only one that was a more recent model. I think most of them were Pioneer. This player was manufactured in September 2000, so, I guess this is one of the last ones. I went and purchased some LDs at a used store for $5 ea (Clear and Present Danger, Curly Sue (don't laugh ) The player seems to do OK. I turned it on and I was like, "what the heck is that noise". I forgot that my wife placed a glass figure on top of the player which was causing the noise from the vibration. I did notice that it makes some noise when switching tracks, stoping, and changing sides (I gues this is normal). It's pretty quiet while playing though. I do like those LARGE cases with artwork. Do these discs handle abuse better than DVDs? I looked at Curly Sue and this disc looked really bad, but it played fine. The picture seems OK (better than VHS), but it seems to bleed (reds) more than DVD. After reading some posts, I may try the composite connection rather than the S-Video. Is there a list of LDs that have not made it to DVD out there?