Hey guys, Not sure if this belongs in the polls section or not but because this isn’t merely a poll I figured it’s best put here.. After three attempts I finally have a working Laserdisc player. The first one (free) was an educational model from Pioneer, year of manufacture was around 83ish. It would play a disk for about 10 minutes before having what’s best described as a hiccup. The sound would cut completely out, and I’d be left with a picture that vaguely resembled Macrovision. Destination: Landfill. The second one was a Pioneer 1070 ($200 CDN) bought from an acquaintance that worked OK for two weeks and then started to sporadically have problems with the overlay card. I’d be watching a movie, and these fragmented Japanese characters started appearing all over the screen. When the player was in stop mode, the outboard video board would cycle through about a hundred colours simultaneously. Looks like a tv being pushed way out of range. Destination: Storage. The final one is also a Pioneer 1070 ($175 CDN) bought from a guy who posted a for sale sign at my GF’s work. This guy was great! He gave me 30 really good discs with it as well as a "take it home, if you don’t like it, return it in a couple of days for a full refund" clause! So far it’s working flawlessly! Which brings me to the point. How many laserdisc players have you guys gone through in how many years? Do they tend to be this temper mental? Should I expect this thing to die in a year? A friend of mine also had a pioneer for the last 6 years, and he had problems with the AD converter. Cost him $400 (CDN) to fix from Pioneer themselves… Have I just begun a hobby in collecting Chevy Nova’s? Pete.